Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship Program at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh is dedicated to advancing UPMC as the premier educational setting for producing excellence in patient care delivery. We offer an innovative and world-class clinical curriculum specifically tailored to prepare the physician assistant and nurse practitioner to practice in an evolving and increasingly complex health care market.

Our Pediatric APP Fellowship Program cultivates a mastery of pediatric fundamentals including acute care, ambulatory care, procedure performance, and principles of pediatric subspecialty medicine. Pediatric APP Fellows are employed, paid learners with the goal to provide the manual skill, fundamental knowledge, and critical thinking skills needed to make sound clinical judgments on a daily basis. Our Pediatric APP Fellows are trained to provide autonomous comprehensive pediatric care, within the scope of their license and in collaboration with their supervising physician.

Our Pediatric APP Fellowship Program is designed to offer specialty training to individuals who are committed to pediatric specialty medicine with intent to practice at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. We offer rolling enrollment, with fellowship position openings based on full-time availability within a specialty.  

Mission

The mission of the Pediatric APP Fellowship Program at UPMC Children's is to:

  • Cultivate a mastery of pediatric fundamentals including acute care, ambulatory care, procedure performance, and principles of pediatric subspecialty medicine
  • Provide the manual skill, fundamental knowledge, and critical thinking skills needed to make sound clinical judgments on a daily basis in pediatrics and pediatric subspecialty medicine

Goals:

The goals of the Pediatric APP Fellowship Program at UPMC Children's are to:

  • Expand upon the fundamental pediatric medicine knowledge base acquired in formal education
  • Provide the knowledge and manual skill associated with pediatric subspecialty care in a structured environment (Gain knowledge and develop skills associated with pediatric subspecialty care in structured environment)
  • Provide an environment that fosters intellectual and professional growth and development through mentorship, individualized goals and objectives and regularly scheduled evaluations
  • Develop a solid foundation in pediatric medicine through exposure to common pediatric diagnoses and patient populations 
  • Provide experience and familiarity with being an integral part of a hospital wide infrastructure, specifically through exposure to lectures on safety reporting, pharmacy and consultant resources

Program Structure and Overview

The Pediatric APP Fellowship at UPMC Children's encompasses a full year and includes didactic curriculum and clinical rotations. Clinical rotations will primarily take place at UPMC Children's main campus in Lawrenceville, Pa., but may require travel to other satellite locations including Children's Community Pediatrics.

Specific clinical rotations are dependent upon which specialty fellowship you are enrolled in and can be found in the specialty specific Pediatric APP Fellowship Syllabus. All Pediatric APP Fellows, regardless of specialty, will attend the 4-week Pediatric APP Fellowship General Pediatrics Boot Camp at the first available time-point after matriculation. This boot camp is offered several times throughout the year.

Pediatric APP Fellowship Programs available:

  • Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies
  • Cardiology
  • Child Development
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • General Academic Pediatrics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care
  • Nephrology

How to Apply for the Pediatric APP Fellowship

All Pediatric APP Fellowship positions are posted on the UPMC Careers websiteSearch for openings by typing “UPMC Pediatric Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship” in the keyword search box. 

Please note that Pediatric APP Fellowship openings can be identified by the following or similar language in the job description: “The first one year of employment will consist of the UPMC Pediatric Nephrology APP Fellowship Program. Candidates with greater than or equal to 3 (three) years’ experience within Pediatric Nephrology, will have the option of foregoing the Fellowship Program, but are encouraged to enroll for the most comprehensive onboarding experience possible.”      

Contact Us About the Pediatric APP Fellowship Program

With questions, email Abbey Petrovich, UPMC HR Talent Recruitment at petrovicha@upmc.edu.