Carolinas HealthCare System Primary Care and Urgent Care Fellowship: Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Rural Medicine, Urgent Care and Pediatric Urgent Care

Program Information

Specialty: Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Rural Medicine, Urgent Care, Pediatric Urgent Care

PO Box 32861
Charlotte NC 28232-2861

Phone: 704-446-5185
Fax: 704-446-0221

Program URL:

Medical Director: Dr. Michael Ruhlen
Program Director: Cragin Greene PA-C, Britney Broyhill DNP

Contact Information

Primary Contact

Cragin Greene
PA fellowship director, PA-C
Phone: 704-446-5179

Additional Contact Info

Program Description and History

Carolinas HealthCare System is the second largest public healthcare system in the country with over 900 care locations and 28 Urgent Care centers. This vast network offers premier clinical training sites for dedicated tracks in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Rural Medicine and Urgent Care. Please visit our website for more information.


  • Weekly structured didactic curriculum in each fellowship track
  • Direct supervision of a wide array of practice-specific procedures
  • Access to system-wide conferences, learning sessions and grand rounds discussions
  • Opportunity to collaborate in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • Urgent Care Fellows
    • Will participate in relevant Emergency Medicine, Pediatric and Critical Care didactic sessions in addition to dedicated Urgent Care curriculum
    • At least 36 hours per week of experiential sessions in the Urgent Care setting
    • Relevant specialty rotations
  • Primary Care Fellows
    • Curriculum consists of ½ to 1 day per week in didactic sessions
    • Collaboration between Primary Care and Urgent Care tracks for fellowship projects, didactics, and case conferences
    • Subspecialty rotations tailored to each Fellow
    • Proficiency in managing the office setting including EMR, billing, equipment, telemedicine and interpersonal relationships with patients and staff

Length of Program

12 months

Class Size

34 per cohort variable size in each specialty track

Starting Date

Primary Care, October only start date, Urgent Care: April and October start dates


Carolinas HealthCare System

Admission Process and Timetable

Applications for April start due October 1st
Applications for October start due April 1st

Application Components

  • Completed application by posted deadline
  • Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, copy of BLS/ACLS/PALS cards, copies of certifications and licenses once received Statement of interest in the postgraduate training specialty chosen (max length 1 page)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Recent photograph


Interviews to be performed approximately 5-6 weeks after application deadline. Offer letters to be sent approximately 2 months after application deadline. Confirmation of acceptance by the applicant approximately 10 weeks after application deadline.

Selection Criteria

Completion of master’s level graduate degree is required prior to the start of the fellowship program (You may apply prior to graduation.) Must have a national board certification as a PA and be eligible for licensure as a PA in North Carolina. The PA should be highly motivated, dedicated, demonstrate stress management skills, poise and confidence, poss
ess a passion of the profession, be able to adapt to an ever changing environment, and be able to work within a multi-professional team.

Credential Awarded

Certificate of completion


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