The Advanced Clinical Practitioner Family Medicine Fellowship program is designed to prepare nurse practitioners and physician assistants with the enhanced skills necessary to provide comprehensive healthcare to patients of all ages through a dynamic patient-provider relationship.

The program focuses on team-based care with an integrated approach to treating the whole person, and offers a variety of unique opportunities for advanced care practitioners (ACPs) to develop an advanced level of competence and confidence in managing complex multiple comorbidities in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

Collaboration with Family Medicine Practices

The Center for Advanced Practice works in conjunction with a number of family medicine practices across Carolinas HealthCare System to offer innovative clinical experiences to fellows, advancing them one step above the traditional family medicine practitioner. These clinical encounters offer an array of experiences in preventive, diagnostic, and procedural services and promote the use of both traditional and nontraditional therapy forms in a community-oriented fashion.

Comprehensive Post-Graduate Approach

The family medicine fellowship is a 12-month program developed by a cutting edge team of expert healthcare professionals that addresses an evolving healthcare system and issues related to ACP transition to practice. The one of a kind curriculum is integrated with a behavioral health model and provides advanced didactic education with an introductory 3-week core curriculum, followed by an 11month course of clinical experience, simulation training, case presentations, specialty rotations and team learning discussions.  Graduates will perform with increased proficiency in the areas of preventive, emergent, acute, chronic, rehabilitative, palliative and end-of-life patient care with developed expertise in behavioral health diagnoses commonly encountered in outpatient clinics.

Fellowship Structure IncludesMedical Specialty Rotations IncludeTeam Learning Discussion Topics
  • 3-week core curriculum
  • 4.5 days per week in family practice clinical setting
  • 1 full week in medical specialty rotations every 6-8 weeks
  • ½ to 1 day in team learning discussions specifically focused on family practice topics
  • Behavioral Health
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • ENT
  • Urology
  • Gynecology
  • Dermatology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Pain Management
  • Behavioral Health
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Sick Child
  • Nutrition
  • Allergy
  • Adolescent
  • Orthopedics/Sports