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Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

The University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency program and Highland Family Medicine are proud to offer a unique opportunity for Family Nurse Practitioner graduates: The Nurse Practitioner Residency Program. The NP Residency Program at HFM provides FNP graduates with the training required to meet the needs of culturally diverse and clinically complex patients.

NP residents will be exposed to innovative models of primary care 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 attention toward ongoing healthcare reform.

No other program offers this true integration of NPs and other healthcare professionals training in the same setting.  We are a proud member of the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium.


To prepare independent, clinically competent Family Nurse Practitioners to provide high quality, cost-effective patient 
family-centered primary care to diverse patient populations while improving health care access for underserved populations.


The University of Rochester’s Nurse Practitioner Residency Program at Highland Family Medicine facilitates the development of Nurse Practitioner leaders focused on family-oriented care delivery to culturally diverse and clinically complex patients through:

  •  interprofessional education and collaboration
  •  integration of new health care models
  • preparation as interdisciplinary team members 

 Applications open in November each year: APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 22, 2021
Dates for Interviews: April 3, 2021
Click the following link to Apply and view Highland Hospital position- View details  9161BR-Nurse Practitioner Resident

Please contact our General Mailbox for any questions or concerns.

NP Residency Benefits

This 12-month NP residency program provides FNPs interested in working in primary care with a number of advantages. In addition to the paid, full-time residency position, NP residents will:

  • Improve clinical confidence required for comprehensive primary care.
  • Develop outcome-driven skills to care for high-risk patients.
  • Prepare for advanced leadership positions.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Recent FNP graduate (<12 months) from an accredited Masters or Doctor of Nursing Practice program with a desire to work in primary care.
  • New York State licensure to practice as an FNP with full prescriptive privileges.
  • National certification in Family Practice
  • Registered by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency to prescribe Category II through V drugs.


The NP Residency has four key components:

Preceptor Continuity Clinics

(5-6 sessions per week)
NP residents develop their own patient panel while having a HFM provider as a dedicated preceptor.

Specialty Rotations

(2-3 sessions per week)
Rotations may include: Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Urology, Women’s Health, Behavior Health, Neurology/ Cardiology, Oncology, Pain Management/Palliative Care, Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology, ENT, GI, Pharmacy, Psychosocial, or Wound Care.

Mentored Clinics

(1 session per week)
NP residents work as a member of a suite team and will see patients for acute and episodic care with a dedicated preceptor.

Interprofessional Education Sessions

(1-3 sessions per week)
Hands-on learning sessions with Family Medicine Residents focusing on a variety of complex clinical challenges within the primary care setting.