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APP Primary Care Fellowship

About the Program:

From routine wellness care and sick visits to chronic disease management and injury follow-up, the practice of primary care medicine requires a collaborative approach to patient care. To deliver complex, comprehensive care, providers must rely on a broad set of skills and the precise integration of behavioral and social sciences, basic procedural skills and the ability to coordinate care with specialists. This rapidly growing specialty is in need of skilled nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) trained to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide variety of pathologies in patients of all ages.

The Lee Physician Group (LPG) Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship in Primary Care Medicine is a 12-month program designed to train the next generation of skilled nurse practitioners and physician assistants to provide high quality care while becoming leaders in healthcare delivery and patient advocacy. 


Our curriculum allows fellows to grow their skills in preventive care and complex disease management through:

  • Didactic lectures and participation in team learning discussions
  • Diverse clinical exposure to serve a broad range of patient populations
  • Interprofessional collaboration to foster teamwork
  • Evidence-based medicine to guide decision making

The Primary Medicine APP fellow will be immersed in the community setting, assessing the biological, clinical and behavioral needs of the individual patient and family. They will learn to navigate the healthcare system to provide appropriate referrals and order routine and urgent testing. Overall, the fellowship in primary care medicine will prepare NPs and PAs to be well-rounded clinicians.


Primary Care Medicine APP fellows will practice at a primary clinical location and will also be assigned reading, didactic modules, research and other activities outside of the primary practice location. Short specialty 
rotations may be arranged over the course of the fellowship. These rotations may include but are 
not limited to:

  • Behavioral health
  • Occupational medicine
  • Radiology
  • Urgent Care
  • Urology
  • Gynecology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Pain management

Time requirements:

The time requirement for the APP Primary Care Fellowship is rigorous. Each fellow is responsible for a minimum of 50 hours per week devoted to training. Work hours may be split between rotation, on-site training, reading, modules, conferences and research activities. Each fellow is expected to work the schedule set by their mentor(s). Schedules will vary and consist of clinic days as well as evening, night, weekend and holiday call.

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