Advanced Practice Fellowship in Hospital Medicine
The University of Colorado Division of Hospital Medicine’s Advanced Practice Fellowship (APF) is a 13-month post-graduate fellowship program dedicated to enhancing the development of both early-career Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (ACNPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) or for those new to hospital-based medicine.
Ideal candidates include ACNPs and PAs interested in working in a hospital-based environment, both in hospital medicine and specialty practices, and are looking for an intensive training experience. Since it’s a rigorous and lengthy fellowship, the best candidates are those who truly want to spend an additional 13 months in training as a learner.
The program uses a multiphase approach to develop learners into well-rounded, competent inpatient providers. The DHM has built core clinical teams around fellows in order to provide opportunities for high-yield, bedside clinical instruction from talented Physicians and APP faculty. Though it has a strong clinical core, the APF also utilizes frequent didactic sessions and case-based learning to enhance learner development. Fundamentals of education will include a comprehensive bootcamp orientation, weekly didactic education sessions, clinical skills sessions (reading ECGs, interpreting chest radiographs, acid-base problems, etc) and a range of rotational experiences, including general inpatient medicine, swing/nights, emergency medicine, medical oncology, and consult medicine.