This 12 month fellowship is a collaboration among the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine in Las Vegas, the University Medical Center, and the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA). It is offered to graduates of an accredited Family Medicine residency program, who wish to further their knowledge base and enhance their procedural skills in the fast growing specialty of Urgent Care Medicine. This is the first fellowship of its kind to focus on the advanced training necessary for a successful career in Urgent Care and our fellowship is the only program available in the western United States.
The focus of the fellowship will be in the management of acute illness and injury in the Urgent Care setting. Emphasis will be placed on Orthopedics, Radiology, Trauma Care, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Adult and Pediatric Emergencies and Disposition Management. There will be a longitudinal component at one of the University Medical Center Quick Care centers, as well as rotations through other pertinent specialties. There will also be a didactic component and opportunities for teaching at the Family Medicine Center. Employment Assistance will be provided at the end of the fellowship through UCAOA.
Supervision for the program will be provided by the clinical staff of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University Medical Center Quick Care physicians, and community physicians and under the direction of the fellowship director.