Hospital Medicine APC Fellowship

Hospital Medicine APC Fellowship

Hospital Medicine APC Fellowship Overview

Program Description

The Department of Hospital Medicine is offering a structured and comprehensive post-graduate program to Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners interested in advanced training in Hospital Medicine. The Hospital Medicine Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) Fellowship provides clinical and didactic experiences in a variety of teaching environments and subspecialties.

Sites: Regions Hospital and Methodist Hospital

Length of Program: 12 months

Class Size: 1 per site (3-4 APC Fellows per calendar year)

Starting Date: January and June

Program Mission

The mission of the Hospital Medicine APC Fellowship is to train highly qualified APCs to become skilled, efficient, and compassionate hospitalist providers with a focus on population health. Over the course of the intensive curriculum, the APC Fellow will develop competence and confidence, allowing them to deliver high quality patient care and integrate into practice at an accelerated rate.

Didactic

Using the Society of Hospital Medicine Core Competencies as the foundation of study, the APC Fellow will have the opportunity to continue their development of clinical competence, critical thinking skills, and interprofessional collaboration for successful practice as an APC hospitalist.  The 12-month Fellowship focuses on skills necessary to effectively assess, coordinate, and deliver evidence-based and cost-effective care to adult individuals (18 years and above) dealing with chronic, acute/urgent, critical illness/injury, and terminal conditions.

Clinical

The Hospital Medicine APC Fellow will devote a significant portion of their training to hospital medicine. They will have required rotations in specialty areas essential for proficiency in hospital medicine.

12 month clinical rotation schedule (dependent on training site and subject to change)

  • 6 months Hospital Medicine
  • 2-4 weeks Critical Care
  • 2 weeks Cardiology
  • 2 weeks Pulmonary
  • 2 weeks GI
  • 2 weeks Infectious Disease
  • 2 weeks Nephrology
  • 2 weeks Neurology
  • 2 weeks Hematology/Oncology
  • 2 weeks Emergency Medicine
  • 2 weeks Palliative Care
  • 2 weeks Hospital Medicine at partner hospital

Program Faculty:

Ashley Viere, PA-C– Hospital Medicine APC Fellowship Program Director

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