Welcome to the first Family Practice & Community Psychiatry Nurse Practitioner Fellowship in New York State!

Family Practice

Family Nurse Practitioner Fellows will be exposed to innovative primary care and community psychiatry models that are rooted in evidence-based principles of integrated medical and behavioral healthcare. Team-based care, interprofessional education, and practice efficiency will be emphasized with ongoing attention toward cultural sensitivity. FNP Fellows will see patients, attend lectures, and attend specialty rotations.

Patient Care

To prepare FNP Fellows to practice independently, the program gradually increases patient volume in six-week increments. FNP Fellows see a mixture of adult medicine, pediatrics, and women’s health and treat patients with multiple chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and HIV.


Didactics help reinforce the FNP Fellows’ clinical training during the program. FNP Fellows attend 3 – 4 hours of weekly didactics. These didactics include topics ranging from routine medical care to acute and critical care scenarios. Topics focused on the complexities within medically underserved areas, new provider essential skills, and specialized medicine. For each didactic session, the lecturer provides learning objectives to guide the fellows in the mastery of didactic knowledge and its subsequent application to clinical practice.

FNP Fellows, Psych NP Fellows, and Scholars attend a joint monthly lecture that focuses on integrating primary care and behavioral health. Topics that are presented include but are not limited to social determinants of health, homeless care, racial equality, and transgender healthcare.


The program offers internal and external rotations to educate the FNP Fellows on the health and social services systems that their patients encounter. The fellowship aims to provide each fellow with a well-rounded and comprehensive educational experience, by including rotations at community health centers, community-based providers, hospitals, and specialty clinics, thus improving clinical competencies and familiarity with the community health service delivery environment. FNP Fellows receive education in cardiology, dentistry, endocrinology, gastrointestinal services, HIV care, mobile medical care, nephrology, nutrition, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pediatrics, podiatry, primary care, social work, urgent care, and women’s health.


By the end of the year, FNP Fellows will be:

  • Proficient in primary care in an urban community health setting with a medically underserved population.
  • Capable of seeing 18-20 patients per day in a clinical setting.
  • Able to treat a wide range of patients and conduct visits from prenatal to geriatric care.
  • Able to problem-solve with ease and determine appropriate referrals and referral sources.