East Bay Consortium – Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship (EBC-APPF)

Welcome

Welcome aspiring advanced practice providers! Since its inception, the East Bay Consortium - Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship (EBC-APPF) Program has led the way in creating a post-graduate training experience that focuses on health equity, anti-oppression, and clinical excellence. Just as we care for the whole patient at our clinics, we educate the whole person by fostering resiliency, creating community, and teaching you the clinical content and skills you need to care for systemically disadvantaged populations in a busy, always evolving, community health setting. We’re glad you found your way to this website and to this profession. And we can’t wait to meet you!

About Us

The East Bay Consortium - Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship (EBC-APPF) is a 12-month intensive training program sponsored by LifeLong Medical Care and designed as a partnership between four Federally Qualified Community Health Centers and one academic center: Bay Area Community Health, La Clinica, LifeLong Medical Care, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, and University of California San Francisco’s School of Nursing (UCSF-SON).

Our mission is to train newly graduated advanced practice providers to provide comprehensive, competent, and compassionate care to a diverse and underserved low-income population across the lifespan using an evidence-based, trauma-informed and collaborative approach. Under the shared goal of building a diverse and excellent advanced practice providers workforce and improving access to quality care for vulnerable systemically disadvantaged communities, we harness the clinical expertise of providers from these health centers and UCSF-SON faculty to offer our residents a unique curriculum and program structure that consists of primary care and specialty clinic rotations, weekly didactics, and quality improvement projects.

2023-2024 Application Cycle

We will start accepting applications on January 17, 2023. Deadline to submit applications is March 17, 2023. 

Please send your completed application to adm_appfellowship_sm@lifelongmedical.org.

2023-2024 Fellowship will start September 25, 2023.

Mission

Our mission is to train newly graduated advanced practice providers to provide comprehensive, competent and compassionate care to a diverse and underserved low-income population across the lifespan using an evidence-based, trauma-informed and collaborative approach.

Program Overview

Program Structure

What Makes Us Unique?

Locations/Host Sites

DEI & Anti-Oppression Curriculum Integration

The EBC-APPF curriculum, including didactics and specialty rotations, will highlight what APPs need to know to serve high risk/low-income patients with a focus especially on population health, behavioral health and substance abuse. Caring for patients with a history of trauma can lead to vicarious trauma and a high rate of burnout. This can be especially true for providers from disadvantaged backgrounds whose own experience may be similar to that of their patients. Special attention will be paid to teaching APPs the art of self-care and good work/life balance, with didactics in vicarious trauma and trauma-informed care and weekly group debriefings. Residents will be encouraged to lean on each other for support as they build their resilience.

Want to Learn More?

Benefits & Pay

Eligibility & How to Apply

Meet Our Fellows

LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The East Bay Consortium - Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship (EBC-APPF) is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,200,000 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

Words from Our Residents

I am grateful on a daily basis for having done the LifeLong residency to help me build a solid foundation for working in Primary Care with a vulnerable patient population. APP education and training is fast, and having the built-in structured mentorship and support during my first year in practice was essential for helping develop my clinical skills, improving the quality of care I provide and my confidence as a new provider.

Zena Herman
2020 residency graduate and current LifeLong provider

[Residency] gave me a range and volume of experiences that made me a more confident provider. I think it was a very valuable experience to have the time to dig into clinical issues and the preceptorship of experienced providers.

Margaret Hsu
2018 residency graduate and current LifeLong provider