Fellowship Spotlight: Atrium Health Primary and Urgent Care Fellowships

The goal of the Atrium Health Primary and Urgent Care Fellowship is to educate PAs so that they have the clinical knowledge, critical thinking, and understanding of evidence-based practice that they need to deliver high quality care. Atrium health has a large network of primary and urgent care practices, offering fellowship specialty tracks in family medicine, rural family medicine, urgent care, and rural urgent care, meaning there are also great opportunities through this program for PAs with an interest in rural health, especially in the form of offering preventative and immediate care services. 

The fellowship is located in North Carolina. Fellows will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of experiences, including simulations, case presentations, discussions, and more. Experiences will prepare them to treat patients across the lifespan, addressing their clinical, behavioral, and biological needs.

Program Structure

The Atrium Health Primary and Urgent Care Fellowship consists of rotations within a fellow’s area of service, as well as subspecialties and other off-service specialties. There are also weekly didactics in the form of lectures, case conferences, rounds, presentations, clubs or boards, and reading. For three months of the program, fellows have weekly systems-based practice education. A quality improvement project, interprofessional education experiences, professional development, mentoring, and simulations are also part of the program.

Program Length

The Atrium Health Primary and Urgent Care Fellowship is a 12 month program.


This fellowship is located in North Carolina


A master’s degree, board certification by the NCCPA, and a physician assistant license from the state of PA are required for this fellowship. Successful applicants demonstrate stress management, confidence, motivation, dedication, passion, and adaptability.

How to Apply

Applications must include the following in their application and submit the online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate transcripts (official)
  • 3 recommendation letters
  • Personal statement
  • BLS card
  • Professional photograph
  • Certification copies and license copies (may be provided later)

Learn more about the application process on the Atrium Health website.


There are spring and fall start dates:

  • Applications for an April start date are due in September
  • Applications for an October start date are due in March

Page last updated April 2022.