Clinical Curriculum

What schedule and hours can the APP fellow expect?

  • APP Fellows will work a full clinical schedule aligned with designated preceptors within the rotation in addition to attendance of a dedicated didactic day every Friday.
  • Weekly schedule amounts to an average of approximately 50-60 hours per week, including extra time at home prepping, reading, and working in Professional Development Curriculum requirements.
  • Critical Care fellow scan expect to work occasional nights and weekends as part of their clinical requirement.

What is the role of the fellow during his/her rotation?

  • Functions as a new/novice APP, fully credentialed within hospital to operate within their scope of practice.  Able to perform H&P’s, Physical Exams, evaluation and management patients; able to formulate plans of care in collaboration with preceptor and/or attending physician
  • Able to write orders and perform procedures under direct supervision by preceptor or attending physician
  • In most instances, this is not a shadowing experience.  The fellow should assume a small patient load initially and incrementally increase based on acuity and clinical ability/competency

What is expected of the APP fellow?

  • Arrive on time for each shift
  • Dress, behave, and communicate in a professional manner
  • Adhere to A.S.P.I.R.E values and Fellowship G.R.E.A.T.L.Y Values
  • Assume a patient assignment with preceptor oversight as determined by preceptor and progression throughout fellowship (patient load is expected to increase throughout program)
  • Perform all standard provider responsibilities based on each unit/team with preceptor guidance and oversight

Didactic Curriculum - Critical Care

9:00-1:00:  One or more of the following activities

  • Skills Labs (School of Medicine Simulation Center)
  • Simulation (School of Medicine Simulation Center)
  • Workshops (School of Medicine Simulation Center or unit-based)
  • Free block / administrative time to work on professional development curriculum
  • Lunch

2:00-5:00:  Three or more of the following activities

  • APP Critical Care Lecture Series
  • Case Study discussions
  • Weekly check-in with coordinator/director
  • Journal Club
  • Imaging review
  • Fellow's Teach Back Lectures
  • Periodic review of goals and clinical evaluations
  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound:  1 on 1 session with senior sonographer 
  • Prepare for upcoming rotation
  • Free block / administrative time to work on professional development curriculum
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Didactic Curriculum - Outpatient Neurosciences

9:00-1:00:  One or more of the following activities

  • Skills Sessions (School of Medicine Simulation Center)
  • Workshops (School of Medicine Simulation Center or clinic-based)
  • Free block / administrative time to work on professional development curriculum and follow up on clinic responsibilities
  • Lunch

2:00-5:00:  Three or more of the following activities

  • Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Neurology Resident Educational Block
  • APP Neurology Lectures
  • Case Study discussions
  • Weekly check-in with coordinator/director
  • Journal Club
  • Imaging review
  • Fellow's Teach Back Lectures
  • Periodic review of goals and clinical evaluations
  • Workshops and Skills Sessions
  • Free block / administrative time to work on professional development curriculum
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