Pediatric Acute Care Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship Program

Join us for the only Pediatric Acute Care Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship Program in the southeast United States. As a pediatric acute care advanced practice provider, you’ll be able to continue your clinical education and on-the-job training at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, site of the only Pediatric Level One Trauma Center in Central Florida and repeatedly named a “Best Children’s Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report.

During the advanced practice provider (APP) fellowship, you will gain acute care training while collaborating with different specialties and levels of providers to provide a multidisciplinary pediatric care approach. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer is a teaching hospital, and as a participant within the postgraduate APP fellowship program, you will be working closely with the pediatric residency program during your didactic studies.

Program Overview

The Postgraduate Pediatric Acute Care Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship is a 12-month program with full medical, dental and vision benefits as well as paid time off.

The program allows APPs to develop the knowledge and skills to diagnose, manage and perform procedures and life-saving interventions for various high-acuity patients and situations. The fellowship prepares the APP to perform in a specialized acute care setting while developing specialty-specific skills and knowledge. The fellowship consists of:

  • 38-week standardized acute care curriculum
  • Mandatory rotations through the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Step-down Unit (PSCU), Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), Emergency Department (ED), Pediatric Surgery and Neurosurgery, as well as Anesthesia
  • Additional 12 weeks rotating through multiple subspecialties of choice offered here at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer
  • Required shadow days with physical therapy, respiratory therapy, ECMO tech, EKG tech, ECHO tech, dietitian, pharmacist, vascular access and radiology
  • Inpatient specialties available include:
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Hospitalist Group
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Pediatric Oromaxillofacial Surgery

Academic Requirements

The APP fellow will be required to pass a pre- and post-test with each clinical rotation as well as the Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course. The fellow will attend bi-weekly comprehensive competency days including specialty lectures as well as high-fidelity simulations.

Participants will have weekly specialty didactics through the Pediatric Residency Program at Orlando Health. The APP fellow will be responsible for two quality improvement projects, a morbidity and mortality case, quarterly journal club, and attendance at quarterly grand rounds during their 12 months of fellowship. Lastly, the fellow will attend and have the chance to submit their work at the yearly Society of Critical Care Medicine Conference.


Eligible candidates include board-certified physician assistants looking to specialize in pediatric acute care and board-certified pediatric acute care nurse practitioners who have graduated from an accredited nursing school and have the ability to apply for a Florida APRN license.

How to Apply

Please provide your current resume, personal statement and three letters of recommendations to the email below to apply for the fellow position. The personal statement should be a brief synopsis explaining why you want to complete this fellowship and why you would be the best candidate for the position. The letters of recommendation should have knowledge of your clinical ability and come from a physician and two advanced practice provider peer references.

Please send the above materials to [email protected]


  • Applications are due by March 29th, 2024.
  • Interviews will take place from April 8th, 2024, through May 31st, 2024.
  • Final decisions will be made by June 10th, 2024.
  • Fellowship start date: Monday, November 4, 2024 and will complete Friday, October 31, 2025.