We are proud to announce the UCSF APP ED Transition to Practice Fellowship!

 

The fellowship is sponsored by the UCSF Office of Advanced Practice Providers, UCSF Medical Center, and UCSF School of Nursing. The fellowship is a 12-month transition to practice program for new graduate Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and is designed to expand on the knowledge and skills acquired during graduate or doctoral PA and NP programs. The UCSF APP ED Transition to Practice Fellowship will feature clinical rotations, didactic education, mentorship, and a scholarly project. The program will be led by Ryan Wilson, MSPAS, MPH, BS, PA-C, Thomas Dodsworth, MS, RN, ANP-C, and an experienced team of emergency department APPs who will orient and train fellows in the clinical skills, institutional values, and expectations necessary to successfully provide care as an APP in the UCSF Medical Center Emergency Department.

 

UCSF APP fellows are full-time salaried employees with health care and vacation benefits. Fellows are precepted and receive feedback throughout the program. We will be accepting applications from new graduate nurse practitioners March 1 - 31, 2024. 

 

The Emergency Department at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center provides care to patients with urgent medical conditions ranging from complex problems such as heart attacks and strokes to simple but pressing conditions such as cuts and broken bones. Care is provided 24 hours a day, serving more than 40,000 patients a year. It is the only Level 1 Geriatric Emergency Department in the Bay Area and also serves as a primary stroke and STEMI receiving center.

The current application deadline for nurse practitioners is 5pm on March 31, 2024.

 

Fellowship Requirements
  • Master's or doctoral degree from an accredited nurse practitioner program (obtained within 18 months of November 1, 2024)
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Current American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
  • Demonstrated excellence in scholarship, communication, leadership, problem resolution, and teaching
Before Hire
  • Current nurse practitioner (NP) certification from the table below:
NP Certification

National Certifying Body 

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC) 

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Adult-Gerontology) (ACNPC-AG) 

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 

Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNPC) 

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) 

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A-GNP-C) 

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) 

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) 

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP-BC) 

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) 

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) 

  • Current and unencumbered nurse practitioner (NP) licensure by the California Board of Registered Nursing
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration for Schedules 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, and 5 with California Address by start date – contact [email protected] for assistance
  • Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) registration

 

Administrative Requirements

Any employment offer with UCSF is contingent on the following:

  • Successful background check
  • A health clearance through UCSF Occupational Health department
  • A negative substance abuse screening test
  • Verification of any documents required for the position
  • Verification of identity and eligibility to work in the USA
  • The completion of the new hire process, including all required paperwork
  • Credentialing process via the UCSF Medical Staff Services Office

 

Application Cycle

Please submit your application with supporting documentation to [email protected] by 5pm on July 31, 2023. We will interview a select number of applicants over Zoom. Responses and offers will be sent out in August. Successful applicant(s) will have ONE week from receipt to accept the offer. The fellowship will start in January of 2024 after completion of the UCSF hiring, credentialing, and privileging processes.

 

How to Apply

Complete this fillable PDF Application

Required Supporting Documentation

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement reflecting on your professional goals. Please address each of the following. Maximum of 500 words combined for all three responses.
    • UCSF is committed to increasing diversity and promoting a culture of equal opportunity. Please describe your awareness of, or experience with, inequalities and challenges faced by historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups. How does your experience or background contribute to UCSF’s commitment to increasing diversity and promoting a culture of equal opportunity?
    • A philosophy of medicine is a statement that outlines your values, ethics, beliefs, and/or motivation for being part of the profession. It covers your perspective regarding your education, practice, and patient care ethics. Please describe one tenet that is central to your philosophy of medicine and how you approach patient care.
    • Please describe your motivation for seeking training through the UCSF APP ED Transition to Practice Fellowship. Consider: What attracts you to the UCSF program? Do you have a specific specialty interest? What do you hope to gain from the fellowship?
  • Three (3) letters of professional recommendation, one from each of the following:
    • APP program professor
    • Clinical preceptor (PA/NP/MD)
    • Current supervisor (if working clinically) or a second clinical preceptor

 

Please submit completed application and required supporting documentation to [email protected]

 

The application deadline for NPs is 5pm on March 31, 2024.