The Atrium Health Urgent Care Fellowship is a 12-month program to train advanced practice providers (APPs) in the evaluation, management and treatment of patients of all ages who need urgent care. Atrium Health operates in 31 urgent care spaces, three of which are pediatric specific, and plans to expand to new areas at the present time. APPs are an integral part of the urgent care provider workforce at Atrium Health. The intent of the Urgent Care Fellowship is to meet this growing need and to ensure the competency necessary for the APP’s role as urgent care practitioners. The fellow will see patients as providers with direct oversight from their preceptors. Preceptors will be present to advance their knowledge base and to teach skills that they may not have had the opportunity to learn while in a graduate program. By the end of the urgent care fellowship the fellow should feel comfortable in all areas of evidence-based practice for urgent care patients, including procedures such as suturing, incision and drainage and simple dislocation reduction. Fellows should also be comfortable in reading their own EKGs as well as X-rays by the end of the fellowship year.

Rotations
  • One to three month rotations through various urgent care clinics in the Charlotte region
  • One month pediatric specific rotation
  • Elective specialty rotations including emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine, occupational medicine, radiology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT, general surgery, urology, dermatology, cardiology and neurology
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