Fellowships and Non-Degree Programs

Primary Care Champions Fellowship

Addressing the need for Clinician Educators

The Primary Care Champions Fellowship is designed to help clinical professionals of all disciplines develop exemplary leadership and teaching skills, preparing them for much-needed and meaningful service in health professions education. Upon completion of the program, fellows will be confident, service-minded clinical leaders, equipped with skills to manage thriving practices, improve physical wellness and expand learning opportunities in rural areas.

The Primary Care Champions fellowship for health professionals is a twelve-month, credit bearing, non-degree graduate Fellowship program of Campbell University, based within the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Preparing clinicians to lead transformational change in community-based practice. The mission of the Primary Care Champions Fellowship program is to prepare healthcare professionals as teachers and leaders, to lead transformational change in clinical practices, expanding community-based clinical education to develop the next generation of healthcare providers. By providing clinicians with essential skills to thrive while expanding education in community-based practices, the program will assist in improving care delivery to address the needs of rural and underserved populations in North Carolina, the Southeast, and the nation.

Key Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be skilled in five domains of competencies necessary for successful careers as clinical leaders and teachers:

  • Education, including theory and application to teaching in health professions
  • Leadership, with a focus on servant leadership
  • Healthcare delivery systems, quality improvement, and population-based care
  • Personal and professional management
  • Multiculturalism and interprofessional teamwork



The Fellowship program runs one calendar year.

Fellowship courses include:

  • The Successful Clinical Leader
  • Governance and Administration
  • Introduction to Teaching

An optional, second year of courses fulfills requirements for a Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree.  This degree program provides more in-depth preparation for academic roles, including course design, assessment, and research skills. 

View course list & course descriptions

Course Delivery Format

Courses are delivered in distance-based format, with a combination of asynchronous online activities and weekly videoconferences. Fellows choose and complete a year-long project to benefit their practice.  These may address federal priority topics such as opiate use, mental health, childhood obesity, or any practice-specific need. Stipends are available for qualified candidates!


Fellowship positions are available for the January 2022 cohort!

Applications are currently being accepted.


Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Shani Schwab 
Fellowship Coordinator
(910) 893-7064


This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,098,135 with 23.5% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.