Postgraduate Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program

The Norton Healthcare postgraduate Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program is designed to transition graduate physician assistants and nurse practitioners from general practice to specialized practice in a number of areas, including acute care and oncology. .

Each year the program offers two resident placements per specialty. The 12-month program contains a mix of instruction and clinical experiences throughout the postgraduate year. Fellows will participate in structured postgraduate education training experiences within Norton Healthcare to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in patient care, research, and education.

Fellows completing the critical care track will also complete a longitudinal Teaching Certificate Program through Sullivan University to develop and hone knowledge, skills, and confidence in the areas of teaching and precepting.

This fellowship is seeking membership with the Association of Post-Graduate PA Programs (APPAP) and will seek credentialing.

Available Fellowships:

  • Critical care
  • Oncology

Application Process

  • Applications open:  Jan. 1, 2024
  • Applications due:  March 15, 2024
  • Interview Day:  March 26, 2024

Applications must be submitted via single email with the following documents (ideally submitted together in one PDF file)

  • Three letters of recommendation (one from physician assistant or nurse practitioner program, others must be from a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner) with contact information
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent (one to two pages)
  • Active Basic Life Support/Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certifications (critical care track only)

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Fellowship Program Faculty:

Critical Care Fellowship

The 12-month critical care fellowship is designed to transition graduate nurse practitioners and physician assistants to the specialized practice of critical care medicine.

Critical Care Faculty Coordinators:

  • Physician Assistants: Kristen D. Young, MSPAS, PA-C | Email
  • Nurse Practitioners: Michelle G. “Shelley” Urquhart, MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-C | Email

Oncology Fellowship

This 12-month oncology fellowship is designed to transition graduate nurse practitioners and physician assistants to specialized practice in oncology with opportunities for sub-specialization.

Oncology Faculty Coordinators:

  • Lennea E. Coombs, MHS, PA-C | Email
  • Rebecca L. Volz, APRN | Email


Fellows will have full-time Norton Healthcare employee benefits, including but not limited to health, dental and vision insurance; continuing medical education (CME) allowance and CME days, competitive paid time off (PTO) and salary.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must be graduates or candidates for graduation of either of:

  • A physician assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA)
  • An acute-care nurse practitioner program or adult gerontology acute-care nurse practitioner program accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Candidates must successfully pass the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) or acute-care nurse practitioner boards, and be eligible for or have an active Kentucky physician assistant or advanced practice registered nurse license.


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