Primary Care APC Fellowship

Primary Care APC Fellowship

  • "Our new physician assistant who trained in the fellowship was very well prepared to start practice. Not only were they used to seeing patients in our system, but they had special experience with a number of important content areas such as diabetes care and bariatric care. Our clinic plans to host fellows again in the future."

    Michael Stiffman, MD, HealthPartners Arden Hills Clinic Medical Director, Chair of HealthPartners Family Medicine

Primary Care Fellowship Overview

Check out the recording of our Primary Care APC Fellowship Info Night here

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 (2-4 per class)

Annual Starting Date: January and July

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.



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.


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
  • 4 weeks Mental Health
  • 2 weeks Diabetes
  • 1 week Orthopedics
  • 1 week Cardiology
  • 1 week Newborn Nursery
  • 2 days Pain Clinic

Program Faculty:

Amy Schwartz, PA-C- Primary Care APC Fellowship Program Director