APP Fellowship Program
Rochester Regional Health’s Advanced Practice Provider (APP) fellowship programs take place in a protected learning environment that provides exposure to an array of complex disease processes found in acute and office settings. With a focus on developing competence and confidence, the transition-to-practice programs prepare the advanced practice provider to deliver superior patient care. The one-year, post-graduate fellowship programs are appropriate for new nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistant (PA) graduates.
Goals of the Fellowships:
- Allow both NPs and PAs to demonstrate improved clinical outcomes while obtaining the clinical knowledge and expertise needed to practice at the top of license
- Serve as an immersion in specific specialty competencies to prepare these APPs for critical thinking above the level received in their formal education
- Serve to expand the APP's knowledge of evidenced-based practice, basic research techniques, guideline development and quality improvement initiatives
Overall, the fellowship prepares the APP to be a well-rounded provider, leader and resource within the healthcare team. In addition to scheduled case presentations and team learning discussions, fellows experience real-time patient care as licensed APPs in various patient care units, with a gradual ease into independence.
Each fellow graduate is equipped with crucial experience in many specialty-specific rotations and procedures, as well as an established network of providers within other specialties.