Center for Advanced Practice - APP Fellowship Program
It is our privilege and honor to foster the ongoing growth and development of the next generation of advanced practice providers with the launch of our Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship in Primary Care program. We’re thrilled to introduce this new one-year fellowship program to nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have recently graduated from their programs. This is a great opportunity for new graduates to jump into primary care and have hands-on autonomous patient care with a team of experienced providers. This year of fellowship will produce APPs who can be more confident in the excellence of the care they provide.
We exist to help take your medical career to the next level. You won’t just get experience with us – you’ll grow as both an individual and a healthcare provider, leaving our program as a confident practitioner of the art of medicine.
As a fellow of our program, you will:
- Have the opportunity to gain substantial hands-on, well-rounded experience in primary care that will set you up for success as you start your new career
- Have access to the Cone Health team’s support as you work to earn your license to practice
- Have access to many resources that Greensboro AHEC provides
Why choose Cone Health for your APP fellowship?
At Cone Health, we are patient centered in all we do. Here, you’ll learn how to put the patient at the heart of everything you do, helping to offer not just the best medical care, but also building relationships and trust with your patients.
We also pride ourselves in the strong academic programming we offer here. We have decades of experience in mentorship and training, and look forward to sharing those skills with you.
Cone Health develops not just healthcare practitioners, but also thoughtful and effective leaders. You’ll learn leadership skills during your year with us that you can take into your new career and apply immediately.
Do I qualify for this program?
In order to apply for our APP Fellowship, you need to meet the below criteria:
- Master's degree from an accredited nurse practitioner or physician assistant program
- Basic Life Support certification through the AHA
- Completion of a designated drug screening and criminal background check
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Board certified prior to start of program
- Eligible for licensure in North Carolina prior to start of program
How many fellows do you accept each year?
Our current program has four fellows, but we expect that number to grow as our program gains momentum. The fellowship will begin each January and run for a 12-month period.
What is the fellowship day-to-day schedule like?
Our primary care APP fellows practice within their primary care site for the majority of their training. Their patient volume will increase throughout the fellowship. They also participate in didactics, specialty electives, projects and other training opportunities.
Get a peek into our curriculum
The 12-month immersive educational experience includes direct care in the clinic setting, select specialty rotations to enhance primary-care knowledge, continuing education through didactics and other methods, peer support, and mentoring.
Do fellows receive healthcare benefits during the program?
Yes, fellows receive full access to Cone Health healthcare and other benefits.
Where are fellows placed for primary care sites?
Fellows and primary care placements for 2020-21 are:
- Amy Stephens, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, training at Community Health and Wellness in Guilford County
- Jessica Asaro, DNP, FNP-C, training at Crissman Family Practice in Alamance County
- SaraBeth Early, DNP, APRN, AGNP-C training at Cone Health Primary Care and Sports Medicine at MedCenter Kernersville in Forsyth County
- Onyeje Ijaola, MSN/FNP-BC, training at Cox Family Practice in Randolph County