Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Critical Care APP Fellowship

1. What is an APP Critical Care Fellowship?

  • 12-month structured training program tailored to new graduate APPs entering into critical care. The fellowship follows a critical care, focused competency curriculum including hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art SIM lab, weekly didactic lectures, and process improvement/leadership projects driven by fellows. There will be maximum 2 fellowship positions awarded annually.

2. How is the curriculum structured?

  • The majority of the clinical hours will be spent in the critical care units (MICU, SICU) with subspecialty rotations including electives.
  • There will be protected didactic sessions built into each week, including live webinar lectures, asynchronous modules, and time dedicated to a process improvement or research project. 

3. What are the specialty rotations?

  • Core Subspecialty rotations include cardiology, nephrology, neurology/neuro-intervention/stroke team, neurosurgery, pulmonary, gastroenterology, palliative care, internal medicine, infectious disease, cardiothoracic surgery and anesthesia.
  • Elective rotations are chosen by the fellow. 

4. What kind of hands-on skills do you offer?

  • The Riverside Simulation Training Lab is a state of the art 8400 square foot SIM lab which has 4 dedicated clinical areas including Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care Ward, Labor & Delivery Room, Emergency Medicine/Trauma Bay, and a Procedural Skills Suite.
  • Fellowship will begin with a Boot Camp Skills training session. Additionally, throughout the fellowship proctored bedside procedures will be incorporated.
  • For a virtual tour of our Simulation Center, click here.

5. What are the weekly time requirements?

  • Work weeks will vary based on rotations. In order to maximize learning opportunities, the fellow should anticipate 8-10 hour days depending on specialty rotation.
  • Weekly didactic time built into program
  • Schedules will vary based on rotation and will include a combination of days, evening, nights, weekends, and holidays.

6. Am I guaranteed a job once I complete the fellowship?

  • Based upon the hospital needs and availability, fellows may be offered a position based upon fellowship performance. 
  • Fellows should consider this opportunity as a year-long interview.

7. Who should apply?

  • Newly graduated Nurse Practitioners with Acute Care Certification and Physician Assistants/Associates who are motivated and interested in a career in critical care.
  • Experienced PA's and acute care certified Nurse Practitioners who are interested in a career change to critical care.

8. What benefits/stipends are included for fellows? 

  • There will be a $72,000 stipend annually
  • 100 CME hours via THRIVE AP
  • Additional specialized training (ACLS, SIM Lab: Procedural Boot Camp)
  • Didactic lectures
  • Malpractice insurance, DEA license reimbursement
  • 3 weeks of PTO 
  • Scrubs provided
  • Laptop provided for fellows     

9.  Is there a work requirement following graduation?

  • One of the goals of the Critical Care APP Fellowship Program is to train and retain the APP fellow to become RMG provider.  All fellows will be required to interview for open positions after the fellowship.
  • There is no post graduate work requirement.

10. How do I apply?

  • To apply to the Riverside APP Fellowship,click here.