Medical Education

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner fellowship at Carolinas HealthCare System  provides exposure to an array of complex disease processes and patient populations in acute, primary and urgent care settings.  With focus on developed competence and confidence, this transition-to-practice program prepares the advanced clinical practitioner (ACP) to deliver superior patient care while in a protected learning environment.

The one year, post-graduate fellowship programs are appropriate for new nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistant (PA) graduates, as well as advanced clinical practitioners wishing to change disciplines or career paths . The programs have semi-annual start dates in April and October.

Goals of the Fellowship:

  • Allows both NPs and PAs to demonstrate improved clinical outcomes while obtaining the clinical knowledge and expertise needed to practice at the top of license.
  • Serves as an immersion in specific specialty competencies to prepare these ACP for critical thinking above the level received in their formal education.
  • Serves to expand the ACP's knowledge of evidenced-based practice, basic research techniques, guideline development and quality improvement initiatives.

Overall, the fellowship prepares the ACP to be a well-rounded provider, leader and resource within the healthcare team. In addition to scheduled simulation labs, case presentations and team learning discussions, fellows experience real-time patient care as licensed ACPs in various patient care units with a gradual ease into independence.

Each fellow graduate is equipped with the crucial experience in many specialty-specific rotations and procedures, as well as an established network of providers within other specialties.

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ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTIONER FELLOWSHIP

Saturday ι January 28, 2017
1 to 4 p.m.
1000 Blythe Blvd
Suzanne Freeman Auditorium
Charlotte, NC 28203
Come and see what our fellowship has to offer you!
Fellowship presentation ° Meet current fellows 
Specialty discussions with medical directors and ACP coordinators ° Q and A session

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Physician Assistant Fellowship Opportunity Webinar

 August 9, 2016  ι   5:30 to 6:30 P.M.       

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Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Opportunity Webinar

August 11, 2016  ι  5:30 to 6:30 P.M.

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Joint PA and NP Fellowship Opportunities Webinar

September 8, 2016  ι  5:30 to 6:30 P.M.

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Post-Graduate Acute Care Fellowship Program

The post-graduate acute care fellowship program allows both NPs and PAs to develop the knowledge base to perform procedures and life-saving interventions in various high acuity patient populations and situations. The fellowship concentrates on typical difficulties with transition to practice, and prepares the ACP to perform in a specialized acute care setting while developing foundational specialty-specific skills and knowledge.

Eight inpatient specialties available:

  • Urology
  • Medical critical care (ACNPs or PAs only)
  • Acute care surgery (ACNPs or PAs only)
  • Cardiology
  • Carolinas Hospitalist Group
  • Palliative Care
  • Emergency Medicine (PAs, ENP, or dual certification as FNP/ACNP)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (ACNPs or PAs only)

Other specialty tracks are being developed.

Acute care fellows experience:

  • Nine-month mentored clinical rotation within their specialty choice
  • Three-month standardizedd critical care curriculum
  • Two to three months of ICU or elective clinical rotation
  • Weekly specialty didactics

Post-Graduate Ambulatory Care Fellowship Program

The post-graduate primary care fellowship program allows both NPs and PAs to develop confidence in the practice setting through a team-based approach integrated with an advanced behavioral health component essential for primary care providers. The primary care fellowship program delivers the opportunity for ACPs to become board certified in primary care while exposing them to a variety of specialized behavioral health environments that they may not have experienced in their formal education.  

Four primary care specialties available:

  • Pediatrics
  • Family medicine (FNPs and PAs only)
  • Rural family medicine (FNPs and PAs only)
  • Internal medicine

The first three weeks of all primary care specialties are spent in core curriculum focusing on orientation, clinical placement, office skills, patient interactions and professionalism.

Post-Graduate Urgent Care Fellowship Program

The post-graduate urgent care fellowship program allows both NPs and PAs to develop the knowledge base to perform patient care for acute and chronic illness, as well as injuries, in an outpatient setting, while establishing skill sets for efficiency of practice and management of patient flow with utilization of appropriate resources. The fellowship concentrates on the delivery of care in a variety of fast paced office environments.

  • Urgent care (FNPs and PAs only)
  • Pediatric urgent care (PNPs and PAs only)

Post-Graduate Hybrid Fellowship Program

The post-graduate hybrid fellowship is a unique program which is comprised of both inpatient and outpatient components. Nurse practitioner and physician assistant fellows divide their clinical time between these two clinical settings. Experience with high acuity patients combined with services rendered in an office setting promote a versatile healthcare provider equipped with a wide range of skill sets.

Four hybrid specialties available:

  • Psychiatry/Behavioral Health (PMHNPs or PAs only)
  • Pulmonology 
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Oncology

The CAP Difference

  • An innovative 12-month curriculum composed of live didactics, online classrooms, simulation, proctored invasive procedures and mentored clinical experiences
  • Unique PA and NP collaboration
  • Highly competitive stipend and benefits
  • Professional development and mentoring
  • Access to System-wide education and conferences
  • Multidisciplinary approach to patient care
  • Expertise in managing the office setting
  • Participation in evidence-based research
  • Complementary CME opportunities
  • Development of a robust referral network

Eligibility

  • Completion of an accredited PA or NP master's program prior to the start of the fellowship program 
  • National board certification as an NP or PA
  • Eligible for licensure as a PA or NP in North Carolina
  • Eligible for DEA license
  • Designated drug screening
  • Acceptable criminal background check

**Note: You may apply prior to graduation** 

To Apply

The following documents are required:

  • Completed application
  • Curriculum Vitae, official transcripts, and copies of certifications and licensure as you receive them
  • Copy of BLS card (Must be American Heart Association Issued)
  • Copy of ACLS card for Acute Care tracks only (Must be American Heart Association Issued)
  • Copy of PALS card for Pediatric tracks only (Must be American Heart Association Issued)
  • Three reference forms (at least one from your program faculty AND one from a physician)
  • One-page statement of interest in postgraduate fellowship training and the particular fellowship specialty you are selecting
  • Recent passport-size photograph (professional in nature)

Note: Candidates selected for an interview will be notified within three weeks following the application deadline.

Deadlines

  • Cohort 8 (start date April 1, 2017) Application deadline: October 1, 2016
  • Cohort 9 (start date October 1, 2017) Application deadline: April 1, 2017
  • Cohort 10 (start date April 1, 2018) Application deadline: October 1, 2017

Forms

Download the CAP Fellowship acute care reference form (PDF)

Download the CAP Fellowship primary care reference form (PDF)

Download the CAP Fellowship urgent care reference form (PDF)

Contact Information

Britney Hagy Broyhill, DNP, ACNP-BC
NP Fellowship Director
Carolinas HealthCare System
Center for Advanced Practice
Phone: 704-446-5178
Email: Britney Broyhill

Cragin Greene, PA-C, MHS
PA Fellowship Director
Carolinas HealthCare System
Center for Advanced Practice
Phone: 704-446-5179
Email: Cragin Greene

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 32861
Charlotte, NC 28232-2861

Physical Address:
1000 Blythe Blvd., Third Floor, Annex Building
Charlotte, NC 28203

More Information

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Forms

The following forms are available in PDF format:

Download the CAP Fellowship acute care reference form
Download the CAP Fellowship behavioral health reference form
Download the CAP Fellowship urgent care reference form

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