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!
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 in the fall of 2023, the EBC-APPF will consolidate 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!
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.
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.
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.