The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Primary Care Fellowship at Denver Health

Program Start Date: October 2024
Program End Date: August 2025

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024-2025 cohort.

We will accept applications for the 2025-2026 cohort starting in February 2025.   
Please apply early to the program, we fill interview spots on a rolling basis. 


Applicant requirements and eligibility

Demonstrated desire to train and work in a Safety Net health care system, which serves populations facing health challenges due to social determinants of health

Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program

Colorado Licensure (active or eligible)

Please submit the following application materials to

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Brief (1 page maximum) Personal Statement on your interest in this program and how it fits with your career goals.
  3. Three references’ contact information including your NP or PA Program Director, a PA or NP who knows you well, and an MD/DO with whom you have worked closely.

Program Overview:

The APP Primary Care Residency at Denver Health is a new one-year paid fellowship and training program at Denver Health, as part of Community Health Services. We prepare new graduate Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistants to successfully work in a Federally Qualified Health Care (FQHC) setting. Three APP fellows will be hired to start in the fall of 2023.

Curriculum and Objectives

  • Uniform, structured curriculum, with a focus on diversity, health equity and the complex interactions of health and health- related social needs.
  • Weekly formal clinical didactics sessions. Session topics include social determinants of health, telehealth, panel management and provider wellness. Fellows will have opportunities for shared learning (didactic and hands-on) with the family medicine, pediatric, internal medicine and DH specialty APP residency programs.

Program Structure

  • Fellows will be paired 1:1 with a Mentor.
  • 60% of training time spent in a primary care continuity clinic.
  • 20% of time dedicated to didactics and panel management.
  • 20 % time in specialized training sites (psychiatric, geriatrics, pediatrics, ob/gyn, nursery, school-based health, immigrant health & urgent care).
  • Upon successful completion of the 1-year program, fellows will be eligible for full employment at Denver Health.

Salary and benefits

Fellows are Denver Health employees with a salary of $75,000 for year. Full Denver health benefits are available. This includes medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, disability insurance, 7 paid holidays, and 20 vacation days.

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Wanger MS, PA-C
Program Director

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