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NPPA Fellowship in Hospital Medicine

NPPA Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins Bayview Nurse Practioner/Physician Assistant (NPPA) Fellowship in Hospital Medicine is a unique program designed to provide the training necessary for NPs and PAs to become successful inpatient clinicians. NPPA fellows are trained and mentored by experienced NPPA leaders and the nationally recognized faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Curriculum Overview

Time PeriodActivities
Day 1Administrative Orientation
During 1st MonthFellows attend Hospital Medicine boot camp:
First 6-8 weeksClinical on-boarding for the fellow. Paired with a physician. Patient cap slowly raised from baseline of 10 to 13.
40 weeksFellows work alongside a physician caring for patients. The fellows assist with:
  • being first call on all patients for nurse questions
  • handing off patients
  • completing physical exams
  • completing notes (admission, progress and discharge)
  • order entry
  • obtaining and following up on consults
  • arranging family meetings
  • presenting at multi-D rounds
  • admissions
  • discharges
  • communicating with primary care doctors and other providers
  • performing medication reconciliation
  • interpreting labs, images and procedures
Once a weekThe fellow attends weekly didactics provided by the Department of Medicine.
Once a month

The fellow receives training in procedures (POCUS, LPs, lines, suprapubic cath/foley management).

The fellow will meet with physician and APP mentors to review educational goals and evaluation results.

At the completion

The fellow will present a case at Grand Rounds

After the successful completion of the fellowship, the fellow will receive certificate of completion from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center specifically stating the fellow graduate received training in hospital medicine.

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What the Fellows Say...

"The PA fellowship was a strong jump start to a successful career in hospital medicine. Coming from PA school, I did not feel I had the skill set or experience to manage a full panel of patients on my own. Working daily with physicians, I learned how to manage patients and work closely with the multidisciplinary team in an efficient and effective manner. Working with in excess of 20 different attendings enabled me to pick up nuances and techniques to choose the best strategies for improving patient care. When I was "promoted" to independent practitioner, I hit the ground running, feeling ready to tackle whatever was thrown my way."

–Kim Blum

"Working side by side with a physician has increased my knowledge exponentially, there is always someone to explain, clarify and make recommendations. It is a great combination of challenge and support.

The weekly lectures are excellent, reviewing topics and discussing cases we've seen is really helpful."

–Michaela Cerrato

"I feel totally supported and that I’m in a safe environment to learn medicine. Starting our careers as new grad PA’s is intimidating and a bit scary and I could not be more happy to be in a program that cares so much about educating and supporting us to foster learning and success for our new careers. Also the doctors are so nice and legitimately seem to enjoy teaching us and watching us progress. The hospital staff is friendly and helpful and is always willing to lend a hand if they can help."

–Lindsey Wood

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