Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences offers an intensive, comprehensive, one-year postgraduate Nurse Practitioner (NP) Family Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona.
Our curriculum contains diverse didactic instruction and direct patient care clinical experience, embedded in the foundation of Mayo Clinic: excellence in patient care, education, and research. This program provides the training needed to provide the utmost quality care for the family practice population.
Postgraduate family practice medicine experience and training allows you to be more competitive for primary care NP positions and have increased security in the job market.
Completion and certification
After successfully completing the fellowship, you will receive a certificate of completion from Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences.
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The Nurse Practitioner Family Medicine Fellowship enables you to:
- Provide family-focused health care services to patients of all ages, including infants, adolescents, adults, and seniors.
- Acquire a deep and broad knowledge base of the common disease processes for which patients prevent to family practice, understand the pathophysiology, present various clinical presentations, and disease prognosis.
- Develop a diverse differential diagnosis and respective diagnostic and treatment plan based upon the patients presenting symptoms along with evidence-based and cost-effective medical care.
- Collaborate with various medical and surgical specialties to deliver comprehensive integrated care.
- Proactively approach health and wellness by providing preventative health services, education about early detection and risk reduction for chronic disease, and endorse lifestyle counseling.
- Provide medical care and emotional support to patient with terminal illnesses.
- Become proficient in examination techniques.
- Appreciate the humanistic side of the practice of medicine and the commitment to work with the patient and family in a compassionate and humane manner.
- Develop an attitude of team effort, where each member of the team is equally important in attaining satisfactory patient outcomes
- Improve your skills in the areas of stress management, time management, and interpersonal relationships with staff, colleagues, and patients.
- Recognize that being a good communicator is a core clinical skill and that effective provider-patient communication can foster both patient and provider satisfaction, and improved clinical outcomes.