Advanced Practice Provider

Fellowship Details 

The Advanced Practice Post Graduate Fellowships will fuse hands-on emergency medicine experiential learning with the opportunity for fellows to learn in a non-clinical environment as well. Fellows will spend the majority of the fellowship in the emergency department, followed by off-service rotations with other specialties such as Critical Care, Trauma, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Hospital Medicine. 

During the ED blocks, the fellow will work alongside seasoned emergency medicine APPs and attending physicians who will teach, mentor and foster their growth as a new APP. The fellow will have the responsibility of caring for his or her own patients, under the direct guidance of the attending physician. It is this aspect of the fellowship which will help the fellow to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become an independent provider. 

Overview and Purpose

The purpose of this post-graduate fellowship is to expose, train and immerse APPs to the vast and fast-paced environment that is Emergency Medicine. The physician EM residency at Denver Health and The University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine is one of the oldest EM residencies in the country and is considered a premier, flagship residency.

The EM APP residency at The University of Colorado has the privilege of shared resources with this residency including facilities, conferences and lectures, and faculty who have been trained in a variety of fellowships (including US, Toxicology, Global Health, Wilderness Medicine, Critical Care, Climate Change, and Administration).

Our vision is to also become a premier residency for APPs in Emergency Medicine. This curriculum is an 18-month program that combines focused emergency medicine rotations off-service rotations. The off-service rotations include orthopedics & sports medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


  • Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant or AANP program in the United States.
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s- Board eligible or certified.
  • ACLS
  • Eligible Physician Assistant Candidates must have passed the PANCE examination prior to the beginning of the fellowship


The fellowship will combine hands-on, ED-based learning, simulation and didactic lectures to impart knowledge and the skills that are required to be a successful emergency medicine APP.


Attendance at the ED’s weekly case conference which is followed by several lectures will occur on Wednesdays and will be mandatory during the fellowship.


In addition, fellows will attend monthly simulations where they will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience and practice in procedures and resuscitations. 


The didactic portion of the fellowship is made up of a series of monthly emergency medicine-based lectures. This interactive, lecture-based learning is designed to supplement the hands-on experience and exposure during the fellowship.

Interview/EMF selection process

Fellows are selected every six months, with start dates of March 1 and September 1. Application and Interview time frames for these dates are as follows:

March 1 start date:

  • November 15: Applications due
  • December 1-15: Interviews
  • Jan 1: Credentialing 
  • March 1: Fellowship Begins

September 1 start date: 

  • April 15: Applications due
  • May 1-15: Interviews
  • June 1: Credentialing 
  • September 1: Fellowship Begins 

Please note that all applications will be reviewed after the application due date, with a response from the leadership expected in the following 1-2 weeks. If circumstances require communication with program leadership before the due date, please reach out to Abby Mehler ( or Todd Clark (