About Our Fellowship Program

The University of Virginia‚Äôs Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship program is a rigorous professional development experience for the novice APP bridging into advanced practice.  This is a comprehensive program including content across critical and acute care subspecialties, including but not limited to the clinical, technical, procedural, psychosocial, leadership, and professional development domains.  Competitive salary and full benefits provided upon hire.

Who Should Apply?

We offer program tracks for aspiring leaders in the field of critical care or outpatient neurology.

Critical Care Track

This program is targeted towards the novice Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Associate who has less than 1 year of clinical experience.

Outpatient Neurology Track

This program is targeted towards the Primary Care, Family, or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Associate who has less than 1 year of experience within the field of neurology as an APP.

More on the application process here:

Application Process
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Why Choose Our Fellowship?

Our APP Fellowship provides the structured experience necessary to optimize clinical expertise and role transition for aspiring APP clinicians.  Our program accelerates the APP's readiness to perform autonomously and practice at the top of licensure in highly complex specialty environments such as critical care or neurology, ultimately resulting in more satisfied employees, managers, administrators, and physician leaders.  The 12-month intensive fellowship experience fosters greater career opportunities, employee engagement, future leadership opportunities for the emerging new Advanced Practice Provider.

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"I was extremely honored to be a part of the inaugural Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship cohort at UVA and the experience far exceeded my expectations.  The program is extremely well organized, and it is structured in a way that challenges you while fostering your growth.  There is an emphasis on clinical experience, simulations, and professional development in order to cultivate the skills necessary to be a well-rounded provider.  I couldn't have asked for a better experience and I know that the knowledge and skills I acquired at UVA will continue to influence my career going forward." 

- Portia Adu Sarhene, DNP, AGACNP-BC, RN


"The UVA Critical Care Fellowship exposes their fellows to a broad range and depth of critical care experiences and simulated learning. Equally if not more importantly, there is a constant sense of support and opportunity in every step of the meticulously designed and challenging curriculum. As a prior fellow I can attest that the learning and bonds formed in this program will mold a foundation that propels your future in medicine forward."

- JT Brizendine, MSPAS, PA-C

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The mission of the Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program at UVA Medical Center is to increase and expand clinical knowledge for new graduate providers with emphasis on expert clinical care, promote and foster leadership skills, and accelerate the transition to practice for the novice advanced practice clinician.


The vision of the UVA Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship is to promote the APP role throughout the institution and foster excellence in emerging and aspiring advanced practice providers through a rigorous yet supportive clinical and didactic specialty curriculum.


UVA Health Values: A.S.P.I.R.E

Accountability:  Acknowledging and assuming responsibility for where we have succeeded and failed in terms of our actions, decisions, policies and results

Stewardship:  Responsibly and carefully managing our resources and commitment to continual improvement and learning while acknowledging shortcomings or problems in our quest

Professionalism:  Approaching all that we do in a collaborative way, delivering excellent care through the lens of helpfulness, positivity, kindness and competency

Integrity: Being honest, open and fair through our behaviors, attitude and treatment of others

Respect: Being mindful of building a diverse and inclusive environment while showing compassion for everyone through our caring and intentional ways

Excellence: Conducting ourselves in a manner that surpasses ordinary standards through preparation, collaboration and proactivity in all that we do


APP Fellowship Program Values:  G.R.E.A.T.L.Y.

Growth:  APP Fellows embrace the ongoing and multidimensional professional growth fostered throughout the fellowship experience

Resilience:  APP Fellows exemplify resilience in their every day activities by remaining open-minded and flexible in response to changes and challenges

Enthusiasm:  APP Fellows demonstrate a passion for the learning process, embracing every learning opportunity to its fullest

Ambition:  APP Fellows are intentional and aspirational, going above and beyond to achieve and exceed their goals

Teamwork:  APP Fellows embrace each environment as a unique team, working collaboratively and synergistically to accomplish a unified mission

Learning:  APP Fellows demonstrate ongoing learning and development of new skills measured through outcomes and performance

Yearning:  APP Fellows aspire to the drive to absorb, refine, foster, and perfect their knowledge and skills in pursuit of excellence