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University of Utah Internal Medicine Post-Graduate Fellowship for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Top 10 in the nation for the past 8 years Academic Center located in minutes to ski resorts and lakes, pleased to introduce the Internal Medicine Post-Graduate Fellowship for Advanced Practice Clinicians. 12-month program is designed to provide the opportunity for comprehensive training in inpatient medicine, to broaden and strengthen knowledge, to help develop an analytical and systematic approach in diagnosing and caring for hospitalized adult patients. Fellow will rotate with infectious disease service, cardiology service, and intensive care unit; will receive essential procedural and echocardiography training. Our goal is to help build confident providers, with effective communication skills, capable of advancing to take on full responsibility and autonomy in patient care.
The Division of General Internal Medicine of the University of Utah School of Medicine is looking for motivated candidates who are interested in academics to enter Advance Practice Clinician Fellowship Program.  We are seeking individuals who are passionate about expanding their knowledge in the dynamic, multidisciplinary environment of inpatient medicine.
We would like to invest in certified, licensed to practice and prescribe (with active DEA license) Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants, who are interested in professional development, in shaping their confidence and efficiency in caring for hospitalized patients. This program involves collaboration with multidisciplinary support from pharmacy, PT/OT/RT, social work and consulting services.
The program is recognized by Association of Postgraduate PA Programs and accepted for membership to Association of Post Graduate APRN Programs and APPAP .
The program is designed to accommodate two fellows every 12 month. To apply, every applicant will provide supporting evidence of successful completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program. Certification and licensure to practice and prescribe (with active DEA license) must also be provided. Entrance to the fellowship will be granted based on CV, three letters of recommendation from the program attended, a personal interview, and criminal background check.
The provider who is offered the fellowship will fulfill HR requirements, to include HIPAA training, immunization, active ACLS/BLS certifications, will submit NPI to HR office prior to applying for privileges to practice at the University of Utah Hospital.
The fellow will be expected to comply with division’s “Professional Dress Code” policy, complete surveys, email and other communications in timely manner, to comply with University of Utah and Internal Medicine departmental policies, assume responsibility for equipment such as pager.
The fellow will be aware and adhere to all safety policies and procedures and will commit to professional growth through research, learning and innovation.  The fellow will be held responsible to expectations and realize consequences of failing to meet above criteria to include early termination or suspension of the contract.
Further details:
– Will accept applications June through August to start in September and December through February to start in March.  Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner must be certified or eligible and must be able to obtain and maintain a Utah Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner license, prescribing privileges, University of Utah Hospital privileges
– Fellow will complete application, provide CV and three letters of recommendations,  $75 application fee, and if chosen will present for a personal onsite interview
– It is a 12-month program with a salary of $55,000. Full benefits, and cost of application and test for a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hospital Medicine offered by NCCPA.
– one week on, one off except for the first 2 to 4 weeks and specialty rotations 5-6D on 1-2D off. No additional vacation time.
– didactic component of the program is integrated throughout the entire twelve month of the fellowship. It consists of both formal and informal lectures, morning report, grand rounds, morbidity and mortality conferences and daily bedside rounds. Program will include hospital medicine primarily, with rotations in cardiology, infectious disease, MICU; Palliative Care Conference, Western AF Symposium, UCARS (Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium), pharmacology (weekly, lead by Amanda Gallegos, PharmD)
– It is our expectation that fellow will attend no less than 70% of conferences.
– Fellow is expected to present a minimum of one topic a week in 10-15 min format and a 1-2 hour lecture to PA/NP students once throughout the fellowship, daily 5 min discussion coordinated with the attending.
– Fellow could moonlight after 6 months with Medical Director’s approval.
– The program will be collecting feedback from attendings and from fellows to continuously mold experience and maximize outcome.
– Director of the program and medical director will be responsible for reviewing evaluations and recommendations.
–    Based on the evaluations from IM/cardiology/ID/ICU, independent committee will decide to issue a certificate that will support completion of the fellowship for a fellow with an average grade of 4 on a 1-5 milestones assessing scale. Certificate will be issued by the department of the Internal Medicine of the University
of Utah recognized by Dr. Nathan Wanner, Dr. Santosh Reddy, Jenny Merkley, NP, and Alexander Gouttsoul, PA-C.
Please contact Alex Gouttsoul at alex.gouttsoul@hsc.utah.edu for further questions.

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