Regions Hospital Psychiatry Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship

Program Description

The 12-month program emphasizes differential diagnosis using DSM 5 psychopharmacology, neuroscience, psychological and neuropsychiatry assessment, emergency psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, community-based psychiatry, toxicology, adult and child psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. The primary areas of focus are adult inpatient, crisis, and outpatient services. Additionally, the fellows will receive continued training in the management of acute and chronic medical conditions.

Length of Program: 12 months

Class Size: 1-2

Starting Date: March and June

Program Mission

The mission of the Regions Hospital APC Fellowship program in Psychiatry is to graduate APCs who demonstrate clinical expertise, ethical behavior, leadership skills, cultural awareness, professionalism and an ongoing commitment to learning.


Psychiatry APC Fellows will be required to study curriculum required for the psychiatry board certification.


Psychiatry APC Fellows will devote a significant portion of their training to psychiatry.

12 month clinical rotation schedule (subject to change)

  • Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Adult Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Health Medicine
  • Psychiatry Consult Liaison
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Neurology Consults
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Electives:
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Women’s Health Psychiatry
    • Internal Medicine
    • Palliative Care
    • Eating Disorder
    • Endocrinology


Academic and License Requirements Physician Assistant:

  • Degree from an ARC-PA accredited PA Program prior to matriculation into the program
  • A Baccalaureate degree or higher
  • Eligible for National Certification by the NCCPA. New graduates may apply who are PANCE eligible
  • Minnesota and/or Wisconsin licensure or eligibility
  • Official PA Program transcripts

Academic and License Requirements Nurse Practitioner:

  • Nurse Practitioner degree (DNP, or MSN)
  • Graduate of a Nurse Practitioner program at an accredited institution
  • Current certification by the AANP, or ANCC.
  • Current active Nurse Practitioner MN license and/or WI license.

Fellowship Requirements:

  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal Essay
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Interview
  • Application form
  • Application Fee–$50– made payable to HealthPartners Institute

Interview Considerations:

  • Residency program is open to both new graduates and more seasoned APCs who are changing careers or seeking advanced training.
  • Desired candidates will be flexible, interested in continued learning and aware of time commitment
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a desire to stay in MN and/or WI.


APC Fellowship expectations:


  • Fellows will work a minimum of 40 to 45 hours a week.
  • Fellows will prepare for and participate in academic requirements outside of these hours.

Specialty Specific timeframe and expectations:

Psychiatry: 12 months (40+ hours per week (Includes day and/or call experience)

  • Expectations: Psychiatry Call – as part of Fellowship
    • Evening House Officer
      • 3 hours weekday evenings < 60 shifts / 12 months
      • Overnight or Weekend Call
      • 12-16 hour shifts < 26 shifts/ 12 months

Salary and Benefits:

  • PGY1 salary ($54,757) + benefits + CME
  • Pay DEA and licensing



Program Faculty:

Tracy Keizer, Psychiatry APC Fellowship Director

Regions Hospital


640 Jackson Street

St Paul, MN 55101



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