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Education and Research

Education and Research


For nearly 40 years, Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) has demonstrated a commitment to medical education in the field of emergency medicine. We recognize that research, professional development and education are cornerstones in building a successful ED practice. 

Continuing Medical Education

Annual Advanced Emergency and Acute Care Medicine Conference - EMA is proud to sponsor an annual educational conference held each fall in Atlantic City, N.J. Exciting topics, a terrific venue, nationally recognized lecturers and low course prices all add up to make it "The Best Value in CME in the Northeast." Learn more

LLSA and COLA Review Courses -  EMA provides comprehensive LLSA and COLA Review Courses.

Nurse Training Academy

This 5-hour nurse leadership development and training session combines classroom lecture, case study group exercises and team presentations to share knowledge and explore solutions. Past topics include the role of the ED charge nurse and how to train team members for such a role, and identifying strategies and solutions for improving patient throughput.

Physician Assistant Academy

EMA requires that all physician assistants who are new graduates or new to the field of emergency medicine complete our AP academy in the first 2 to 3 months of their employment.

The academy includes 3 components:

  1. A 26‐hour online EM Boot Camp offered through the Center for Medical Education
  2. A 4‐Day Intensive Workshop at EMA’s corporate headquarters – Offered quarterly, this includes lectures regarding communication skills and patient flow management, as well as practicums in suturing, orthopedics, EKG, radiology review, lumbar puncture, central line placement and an eye practicum.
  3. 40 hours of 1-to-1 coaching during clinical shifts by trained coaches

EMAMD1™ - EMS Fellowship and Emergency Response Program

EMA helped develop EMAMD1™, the first emergency medicine physician fellowship program in New Jersey. This fellowship provides advanced training for emergency medicine physicians to enable them to become physician-directors of EMS programs at hospitals and health systems. Learn more