The Carolinas HealthCare System Advanced Practitioner Fellowship in Hospital Medicine will provide focused education for the Nurse Practitioner and/or Physician Assistant on the role of a Hospitalist.  Hospital Medicine has become one of the fastest-growing fields of medicine owing to increasingly complex patients and societal pressures for the most efficient delivery of health care in the hospital setting.   As general internal medicine practitioners, fellows will be exposed to the wide scope of medical issues admitted to the hospital.

Instruction will be via dedicated faculty-provided didactics, case-presentations, and one-on-one preceptorships with attending physicians.

By completing this fellowship, the learner will develop their critical thinking, diagnostic skills, experience in management of complex medical patients, and leadership skills to provide safe, efficient, cost-effective and specialized care to the adult hospitalized acute care patient.

Rotations

  1. Three months of core curriculum/ICU training
  2. Nine months of Hospital Medicine training, which will comprise of:
    1. Seven days on and seven days off with rotating nights as coinciding with CHG preceptor.
    2. One-two months of clinical experience with faculty physicians and currently practicing ACPs for orientation purposes; Concept of rounding team with consistent communication
    3. Seven-Eight months of one-on-one precepted clinical experience. Fellows will be expected to act as primary care providers for hospitalized patients, under the supervision of selected physicians of Carolinas Hospitalist Group. During this time, they will work exclusively with their preceptor performing all aspects of care, including dictations, assessments, management and collaboration with consultants, family discussions, etc. 
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