NP/PA Fellowship Program
Shasta Community Health Center's
NP/PA Fellowship Program


NP/PA Postgraduate Primary Care Fellowship Program?

Our accredited program is specifically designed for newly graduated and licensed NPs and PAs 
who desire:

  • Additional training in the area of primary care
  • Mentorship and guidance from seasoned clinicians
  • Experience providing healthcare to a diverse patient population within the community health care clinic setting

Our program is accredited by the Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers. Find out more here. 


Program Mission and Goal


The mission of our program is to provide the new NP and PA graduates an in-depth and intense primary care training program that safely prepares them for the complexity and challenges of caring for a diverse patient population within the community health care setting. In addition, its mission is to develop within these clinicians the competence and confidence that would result in improvement of individual health care outcomes, as well as the enhancement and furthering of Shasta Community Health Center’s overall organizational mission.

Our goal is to create a positive and structured approach to the new graduate’s first clinical practice. This full-time, two-year, paid fellowship program is designed to help with the transition from student to provider by offering: 

  • Exposure to various specialties through rotations
  • Thought-provoking, weekly didactic programs
  • Experience leading a clinical team
  • Practice presenting difficult cases to peers
  • Education on the broad range of services and skills necessary to be successful in treating the underserved

Meet Our Leadership Team

Robert Gamboe, PA-C
Robert Gamboe, PA-C
NP/PA Fellowship Program Director
Collin Lynn, MD
Collin Lynn, MD
Medical Director (NP/PA Fellowship)
Erin Baldwin, FNP-C
Erin Baldwin, FNP‑C
Nurse Practitioner Clinical Preceptor
Jared Hill
Jared Hill
Center Manager (NP/PA Fellowship & Enterprise)

Meet Our Fellows

Stephanie Beltran-Padilla, PA-C
Stephanie Beltran-Padilla, PA-C
Gutierrez, Therese
Therese Gutierrez, FNP-C
Kristan Jorde, FNP-BC
Kristan Jorde, FNP-BC
Natasha Simon, PA-C
Natasha Simon, PA-C
Calvin Sun, PA
Calvin Sun, PA
Angela Wallace, FNP-C

Our Program

  • Program Structure

    As fully licensed clinicians, our Fellows have independent clinics each week and work in a team based model with their mentors. These clinics, along with specialty rotations, are always precepted by physicians, NPs and PAs who are dedicated to SCHC’s mission.

    In the second year of our Fellowship, Fellows will begin building their own panel of patients. We are excited to bring "Pathway to Practice" to SCHC. The "Pathway to Practice" includes a clinical team of a MA/LVN and other support staff. This allows the Fellows to perform as a fulltime clinician but still have the support of the Fellowship team as needed. In addition, advanced didactics will focus more on practice management and the transition to full-time practice as a team leader.

  • Curriculum

    Independent Clinic Focuses

    • History and physical exam techniques
    • Development of differential diagnoses, appropriate diagnostics, interpretation of diagnostics
    • Development of effective and evidence-based treatment plans
    • Proficient use of EHR system
    • Identifying patients appropriate for consultation and/or referral and process for completion of referrals
    • Emphasis on team building and role as a medical team leader

    Procedure Clinics

    • Incision and drainage of skin lesions
    • Simple skin biopsy techniques and suturing
    • Laceration repair
    • IUD and Nexplanon placement
    • Orthopedic and therapeutic injections

    Clinic Rotations

    • Pediatrics 
    • Urgent Care
    • Women’s Health
    • Telemedicine

    Other Services at SCHC

    • HOPE Van
    • Homeless Outreach
    • HIV & Infectious Disease
    • Pain Management
    • MAT Clinic
  • Compensation and Benefits
    • Competitive salary
    • Health, vision, and dental insurance
    • Paid vacation and sick time along with nine paid holidays
    • 48 paid hours of CME time per year with a yearly CME allowance
    • 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 5% employer match
    • Completion bonus at the end of the first year
    • Salary increase and 4-day work week in the second year
  • Qualifications

    To be considered for the program, applicants must have a Masters in Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant studies from an accredited institution. PA candidates need to be NCCPA certified and licensed to practice in the State of California. Similarly, NP candidates should be certified by either the AANP or ANCC Licensing Board as well as licensed to practice in the State of California. In addition to meeting all entry requirements, applicants will have a strong desire to learn the skills necessary to practice primary care within the community health clinic setting and treat the underserved populations of our community.

  • Application Process
    Application Process

    Typically, potential fellows will undergo an initial phone interview to be considered for an onsite interview. After a tour of our main campus and introductions to key staff, candidates participate in a Q&A style lunch where questions are asked and answered by administrators, preceptors, and senior fellows.

    Application Timetable*
    Applications open January 2024. Rolling interviews and acceptance until all seats filled for 2024 Cohort. Cohort to start first week of October.

    * All are subject to change

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