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 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 the EBC-APPF 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 rigorous 12-month program for newly graduated Family Nurse Practitioners, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants who are interested in delivering primary care services within community health settings. Our mission is to train 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 provider workforce and improving access to quality care for systemically disadvantaged communities, we harness the clinical expertise of providers from our health centers to offer trainees a unique curriculum and program structure that consists of primary care and specialty clinic rotations, weekly didactics, and a health equity project. Trainees who complete the 12-month program often graduate at the level of an APP who has been in practice for 2-3 years.

The EBC-APPF was born from LifeLong Medical Care’s Nurse Practitioner Residency Program, which had been in place since 2015. In 2019, the EBC-APPF was created 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). Beginning September 2023, the EBC-APPF consolidated its clinical sites to two of the largest Federally Qualified Community Health Centers within the East Bay—La Clinica and LifeLong Medical Care. We invite you to visit our Program Structure section below to learn more about our program!

2024-2025 Application Cycle

    • Application cycle opens: January 17, 2024. Apply now with this link
    • Application due: March 15, 2024 
    • Info session/webinar dates released:
    • Info sessions/webinars:  
      • Thursday January 25, 2024 – 12:00-12:45pm PST 
      • Saturday February 10, 2024 – 9:00-9:45am PST
      • For those that were unable to attend our information sessions, please click here for the recording and click here for the powerpoint slides 
    • Interview Invitations: March 18-29, 2024 
    • Interviews: April 1-12, 2024 
    • Final Decisions: May 10, 2024 
    • Fellowship Start Date: September 23, 2024 
    • For more information: adm_appfellowship_sm@lifelongmedical.org
       

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?

Clinical Sites

DEI & Anti-Oppression Curriculum Integration

The EBC-APPF curriculum, including didactics and clinical 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 use disorders. 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. The program provides dedicated time in didactics to process these experiences and aims to create a supportive community in which fellows can lean on one another as they build their resilience. Fellows 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

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 Fellows

I really appreciate that the [fellowship] provided me an opportunity to develop skills and ask questions around all of the nuances of practice—when and where to make appropriate referrals, who to consult in particular situations, how to manage pharmacy requests, what to prioritize during a 15 minute visit, how to chart efficiently and effectively, how to take care of myself so that I can care for others, and much more.   

 
 
Laura Colebourn, NP
2022 [fellowship] graduate and current Lifelong provider

I am grateful on a daily basis for having done the LifeLong [fellowship] 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, NP
2020 [fellowship] graduate and current LifeLong provider

[Fellowship] 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, NP
2018 [fellowship] graduate and current LifeLong provider