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The residency has five key components:

Precepted “Continuity Clinics”
These are the cornerstone of the residency. In precepted clinics, the FNP residents develop their own patient panel while having an expert Health Center Name primary care provider (MD, APRN or PA) exclusively assigned to them.

Specialty Rotations:
Specialty rotations in areas of high-volume/high burden/high-risk situations most commonly encountered in the setting of the FQHC. Rotations may include, but not limited to: Orthopedics, Dermatology, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Newborn/nursery, HIV care, MAT, Adult Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and Healthcare for the Homeless.

Mentored Clinics:
During mentored clinics, the NP residents work as a member of a team and see patients at the delegation of the primary care providers, who remain available for consultations. The focus is on the practice of episodic and acute care visits.

Didactic Education Sessions:
Formal learning sessions on a variety of complex clinical challenges most commonly encountered in FQHCs. The content of the presentations is planned to correspond to the residents’ current clinical experiences.

Quality Improvement Training:
Training to Health Center Name’ quality improvement model, including clinical microsystems and facilitation as well as leadership and professional development.

Evaluations: The Health Center Name’ Nurse Practitioner residency training program provides and ongoing multi-input evaluation component using qualitative and quantitative measures