Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider Residency

Applications for 2021 are closed. Please check back for the updated 2022 application timeline.

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider (CCAPP) postgraduate residency is a 12-month post-graduate training program focused on preparing you for a successful career in critical care medicine. Your training will include parallel clinical and didactic curriculums which will provide you with a solid foundation in the management of critically ill medical and surgical patients.

Our programs have been created in accordance with the published Accreditation Standards for Clinical Postgraduate Physician Assistant Programs by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) and Association of Postgraduate APRN Programs (APGAP), with anticipation of accreditation.

Important dates

Event Date and time
Informational webinar February 24, 2021, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm (email to register)
Application deadline March 21, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST
Interview notification All candidates being considered will be notified in mid-April, 2021
Interview date May 3, 2021 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH
Selection notification Final selection will occur in mid-May, 2021
Start of residency Fall 2021 (exact date will be coordinated with selected candidates)

Mission and vision

The mission of the D-H CCAPP Residency is to prepare clinically outstanding, certified Physician Assistants and Acute Care Nurse Practitioners to practice critical care medicine as members of a multi-professional team with a high degree of professionalism, competency and curiosity.

The vision of the D-H CCAPP Residency is to offer certified Physician Assistants and Acute Care Nurse Practitioners:

  • A diverse critical care education
  • A strong proctored clinical experience
  • Procedural education
  • Didactic curriculum aimed at fostering critical thinking, leadership and lifelong learning in the practice of multidisciplinary critical care medicine.

Values and guiding principles

The values and guiding principles of the D-H CCAPP Residency include:

  • Evidence-based training in critical care medicine.
  • Competency-based, learner-oriented curriculum centered around the clinical and systems based knowledge, skills, and professional conduct required to provide high quality care to the critically ill patient.
  • Creation of a collegial, team centered Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) or Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Development of a consistent, reliable ACNP/PA who possesses the basic knowledge and skills in critical care medicine needed to provide quality care
  • To create and sustain an ACNP/PA training program incorporating multiple ICU settings
  • Compassionate, ethical treatment for the critically ill
  • Development and involvement of a supportive and knowledgeable D-H CCAPP Residency faculty

Credential awarded

Upon successful completion of the D-H CCAPP Residency program, participants will receive a certificate of completion issued by the program, signed by the Medical Director, Program Director, and participating faculty.

Financial information

D-H CCAPP Residents will be paid a competitive stipend of $70,000 over the 12 months of the program, and are eligible for full, comprehensive benefits provided by Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The residency program provides educational materials including protective loupes, lab coats, textbooks, handouts, and Internet access while in a Dartmouth-Hitchcock facility.

Over 150 hours of Category 1 CME are available for free throughout the year by participating in or attending lectures, conferences, grand rounds and journal club.