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University of Colorado Advanced Practice Provider Surgical Fellowship in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Advanced Practice Provider Surgical Fellowship

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The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver—one of America’s most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient’s bedside.Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

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The Advanced Practice Surgical Fellowship is a 12-month post graduate fellowship dedicated to enhancing the career of surgical Physician Assistants (PA) and Acute Care Nurse Practitioners (AG-ACNP). The fellowship is aimed towards new graduate APPs or for established APPs who are looking to change career focus. The Advanced Practice Surgical Fellowship is dedicated to educating, training and recruiting advanced practice providers in surgery as to successfully integrate APPs into a career in surgery, while improving the life of every surgical patient.

Ideal candidates include AG-ACNPs or PAs who are interested in working in general surgery or a surgical subspecialty. The fellowship will aim to train APPs on management of the surgical patients across a variety of disciplines in the peri-operative setting, including pre-operative management, intra-operative management and post-operative management. APP Fellows will work alongside medical surgical residents and surgical APPs across a variety of specialties.

The goal of the APP Surgical Fellowship is to educate and train the APP Fellows to be a qualified, well-prepared provider in surgery who is able to practice at a high level of autonomy and in parallel with standards of care following graduation from the fellowship. The education program at UCHealth encompasses training across a variety of surgical specialties, through development of education in clinical management, technical operative skills, quality improvement initiatives and surgical decision making skills.

Over the course of 12-months, fundamentals of education will include a comprehensive 3-week orientation, weekly didactic education, skills labs (including knot tying, training in laparoscopic techniques, porcine integrated labs, along with several other skills labs specialized for the surgical APP) and a range of rotational experiences, including acute care surgery, trauma surgery, critical care, surgical oncology, breast surgery, colorectal surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and a variety of other rotations depending on the interest of the fellow.

Fellows will have the opportunity to engage in quality improvement and research opportunities with the support from UCHealth and University of Colorado Department of Surgery (DOS) faculty and staff. Fellows are encouraged to participate in national and local surgical conferences. Furthermore, with the help of assigned mentors, they are encouraged to present research and poster presentations.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive based on other 1-year APP residency programs.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be an AG-ACNP or PA

  • For NPs, must be AG-ACNP certified (or plans for certification)

  • For PAs, must be NCCPA certified (or plans for certification)

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Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Advanced Practice Provider Surgical Fellowship

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 14692