Welcome aspiring nurse practitioners! I’m excited to open the application cycle for our seventh academic year. Since its inception, the East Bay Consortium Nurse Practitioner Residency program has led the way in creating a post-grad training experience that focuses on health equity, anti-oppression, clinical excellence and clinician-learner wellness. Just as we care for the whole patient at our clinics, we educate the whole person by teaching resiliency, creating community and teaching you the clinical content and skills you need to care for vulnerable 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!
The East Bay Consortium Nurse Practitioner Residency program is a 12-month intensive training program designed to offer new Nurse Practitioners, in their first year of practice, an opportunity to master the skills and confidence needed to provide comprehensive, competent and compassionate care to diverse and often disadvantaged urban populations across the lifespan, using evidence-based, trauma-informed and collaborative approaches.
The program is a partnership between three federally qualified community health centers and an academic center: LifeLong Medical Care, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Bay Area Community Health, and University of California, San Francisco’s School of Nursing (UCSF-SON). Under the shared goal of building a diverse and excellent Nurse Practitioner workforce and improving access to quality care for vulnerable communities, the program harnesses the clinical expertise of providers from these health centers and UCSF-SON faculty to offer residents a unique curriculum and program structure that consist of primary care and specialty clinic rotations, weekly didactics and quality improvement projects.
Precepted continuity clinic (6-7 half days/week)
Two residents paired with one experienced clinician who is exclusively dedicated to teaching during that clinic, gradual ramp up schedule. Residents develop their own panel with pediatric and adult patients.
Mentored specialty clinic (1-2 half days/week)
One resident attached to one clinician, who has their own schedule. Specialty rotations located across all 3 FQHCs and may include gerontology, psychiatry, podiatry, urgent care, procedure clinic and MAT (medication assisted treatment).
Didactics (1 half day/week)
This includes case conferences, journal club and case-based and conversational presentations by experienced clinicians from throughout all 3 FQHCs and the community. Curriculum focuses on the delivery of quality care to vulnerable populations with complex medical and psychosocial problems.
Quality Improvement project (1 half day/month or equivalent)
This is an opportunity for residents to develop leadership and systems improvement skills through a year-long team-based QI Project.
Residents are hired by the FQHC where they will spend the majority of their rotations. However, benefits are similar across all sites.
The following items are required for a complete application. Please send all documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is helpful but not necessary to send documents in a single email.
If unable to send all documents to email provided, please mail them to the following address:
East Bay Consortium FNP Residency Program
C/O LifeLong Medical Care
Attn: Brittaney Padilla
2344 6th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Application cycle opens January 18.
Applications are due by March 31 for the 2021-2022 cycle.
Interviews will be scheduled: Weeks of April 12 & April 19
2021-2022 Residency year will start October 4
LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The East Bay Consortium Nurse Practitioner Residency Program 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.