Family Medicine

Advanced ACP Fellowship in Urgent Care and Rural Health

Program Description

The Carilion Clinic Department of Family and Community Medicine would like to offer a post-graduate Advanced Practice Fellowship Program for Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Urgent Care and Rural Health. This unique, intensive program will build upon the strength of our highly successful PA and NP practice already in place, combined with the largest and most effective family practice and urgent care practice in southwest Virginia. The fellowship will be a complement to the Urgent Care and Rural Health program, as NP and PA fellows will benefit from didactic and clinical experiences that mirror family medicine physician residency training.
Graduates of this one-year fellowship program will possess substantial skills, knowledge, and competencies required in the fields of urgent care, family medicine and rural health as the PA and NP professions continue to be ranked among the fastest growing career opportunities.

Salary and Benefits

ACP fellows are considered full-time employees of Carilion Clinic and, as such, will be eligible for full medical, dental and disability benefits. Fellows earn an annual salary of $52,000 as well as a retain GME benefits of other fellows such as ACLS/ATLS/PALS/AWLS certifications, subsidized healthcare, scrubs, lab coats, moving expenses, phones, CME budget.
 
ACP fellows earn 120 hours of annual personal time off (PTO) and 40 hours of CME time. Carilion also provides fellows with a communication device and medical apparel.

Objectives

  • Prepare PAs and NPs for careers in family practice, urgent care, and rural health settings as competent, highly functional members in health care
  • Provide PAs and NPs with further education, specialized clinical and professional experience that distinguishes them from non-specialty trained PAs and NPs
  • Retain focused and well-trained PAs and NPs who are interested in academics and higher learning as clinicians and employees of Carilion Clinic

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