Shared Curriculum

Shared Curriculum

HealthPartners is committed to training practice-ready clinicians to ensure delivery of high-quality patient care and address the healthcare needs of the future. A unifying Core Curriculum was developed that each training program will incorporate into their program curriculum. The core curriculum ensures all APC Fellows demonstrate essential HealthPartners practice-ready competencies:

  1. Communication Skills: Utilizes active listening techniques with awareness of nonverbal communication.
  2. Patient-Centered: In partnership, provides patient and family-centered care and experience.
  3. Builds Trust: Develops a connection with patients built on trust, through humility and awareness of culture.
  4. Teamwork: Works effectively in teams where all members have an equal voice and a clear
  5. Resiliency: Practices self-care and reflection to remain healthy, adaptable, and to avoid burnout.
  6. Stewardship: Considers healthcare cost impact on the patient and the health system.
  7. Quality Improvement: Clinicians are leaders in practice-based learning dedicated to improving the quality of the system.


All HealthPartners APC Fellows will participate in core didactics. These didactics may be completed as a group or by specialty. Efforts will be made to communicate existing opportunities for all fellows to participate.

  • HealthPartners culture
  • Medical improv
  • Social determinants of health
  • Team-based and interprofessional relationships
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Business and healthcare
  • Documentation

Program Specific Curriculum:

Hospital Medicine Advanced Practice Fellowship
Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant Residency
Psychiatry Advanced Practice Fellowship
Primary Care APC Fellowship
Orthopedics APC Fellowship
Cardiology APC Fellowship
Trauma/ACS Surgery Fellowship
Urgent Care APC Fellowship