Primary Care APC Fellowship

Primary Care APC Fellowship

Primary Care Fellowship Overview

Program Description

HealthPartners is offering a post-graduate program for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners interested in advanced training in Primary Care. The Primary Care APC Fellowship Program engages learners in extensive training in a variety of teaching environments and sub-specialties.

Length of Program: 12 months

Class Size: varies

Annual Starting Date: January and June

Program Mission

The mission of the program is to train highly-qualified Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners to become skilled, compassionate, efficient care providers with a focus on system based practice and population health.

Curriculum

Didactic

Building on ACGME Family Medicine Core Competencies and common patient care presentations, APC fellows will have the opportunity to continue development of critical thinking skills, inter-professional collaboration, clinical competence, and business practice. Through SIM, lecture, and journal club, didactic sessions will compliment diverse rotations and hands on experiences.

Clinical

Primary Care APC Fellows will spend a significant portion of their training at a primary care site, with rotations to those specialty areas deemed essential for proficiency in Primary Care at HealthPartners.

12 month clinical rotation schedule (subject to change):

  • 8 months in home Primary Care clinic
  • 4 weeks Urgent Care/Emergency Medicine
  • 4 weeks Mental Health
  • 3 weeks Diabetes
  • 2 weeks Orthopedics
  • 1 week Dermatology
  • 1 week Endocrine
  • 1 week Pulmonary
  • 1 week Cardiology
  • 1 week Headache/Center for Memory and Aging

Program Faculty:

Tasha Gastony, PA-C- Primary Care APC Fellowship Program Director