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NP residency/fellowship

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So I am going into my final semester and I am applying for two different fellowship programs. I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with these? If anyone has completed one or is in one? How is it and has it been beneficial, what are your experiences with these?

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

I've had a few colleagues that have done them; I think most would say it's very helpful and they learned a ton. But so is the first year of practice. Some specialities almost require them and I think for some it may be necessary.

What speciality area? If you are interested in derm or palliative they are far more developed than some others.

One is emergency medicine and the other is urgent care.

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

Ask your preceptors to give you an honest assessment of your level. I have some students I know would benefit from a formal residency/fellowship and I let then know that. I have some that I don't feel need it and I will tell them that if they ask. Most know themselves.

Also, have you done clinical rotations in UC/EM? If you haven't and you are going to work in that setting, a fellowship is prudent.

I will be completing my final semester of clinical hours in an urgent care. I feel that it would help with my confidence in my transition. I have had positive reviews from all my preceptors we shall see how it goes this semester.

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 10 years experience.

If you think it would help, that's the best advice you can get.

Residencies are hard to get, but from what I understand, they make you much more employable afterwards.