The Carilion Clinic Department of Family and Community Medicine would like to offer a postgraduate Advanced Practice Fellowship Program for Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Urgent Care and Rural Health. This unique, intensive program will build upon the strength of our highly successful PA and NP practice already in place, combined with the largest and most effective family practice and urgent care practice in southwest Virginia. The fellowship will be a complement to the Urgent Care and Rural Health program, as NP and PA fellows will benefit from didactic and clinical experiences that mirror family medicine physician residency training. Graduates of this one-year fellowship program will possess substantial skills, knowledge, and competencies required in the fields of urgent care, family medicine and rural health as the PA and NP professions continue to be ranked among the fastest growing career opportunities. There is also an optional business track that enables the fellow to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration during the fellowship year.
Salary and Benefits
ACP fellows are considered full-time employees of Carilion Clinic and, as such, will be eligible for full medical, dental and disability benefits. Fellows earn an annual salary of $52,000 as well as a retain GME benefits of other fellows such as ACLS/ATLS/PALS/AWLS certifications, subsidized healthcare, scrubs, lab coats, moving expenses, phones, CME budget. ACP fellows earn 120 hours of annual personal time off (PTO) and 40 hours of CME time. Carilion also provides fellows with a communication device and medical apparel.
This dynamic program includes didactic instruction and clinical training components that two fellows will complete over 12 months. Orientation will be approximately six weeks long (EPIC, credentialing, etc).
Clinical time will be spent in various departments of Carilion Clinic, under the supervision and direction of Carilion faculty. Fellows will provide direct patient care managing non-emergent patients, and will be directly supervised during the care of higher acuity and emergent patients. They will be working alongside other residents, NPs and PAs during all rotations. Didactics include, but are not limited to:
The didactic portion begins with a month of orientation and skills workshops designed to provide a strong foundation for advanced education. Fellows will attend lectures that cover the core curriculum for urgent care, family medicine and rural health, and also conduct a research project or publishable case study. There are periodic formative assessments and evaluations as part of the clinical and didactic portions of this fellowship.
How to Apply:
The Carilion Clinic Advanced ACP Fellowship in Urgent Care and Rural Health accepts applications with a due date of September 1, with interviews occurring in October and November. The fellowship starts at the beginning of February. Applications must include the following items:
Download the Fellowship-specific application from https://www.carilionclinic.org/familymedicine/fellowship
Send applications to: Christina Gardner via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at Christina Gardner, Carilion Clinic ACP Fellowship in Urgent Care and Rural Health, VelocityCare, 46 Wesley Road, Daleville, VA 24083
For additional information, please contact Valerie Newberry, VelocityCare Administrative Coordinator, at 540-591-9456 or by email, email@example.com.
Christina Gardner, DHSc, PA-C
Director, Advanced ACP Fellowship in Urgent Care and Rural Health Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Health Sciences