CTPA Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Cardiothoracic Surgical Physician Assistant Post-Graduate Residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited Master's Degree Physician Assistant Program
  • Eligible to pass (or have passed) the NCCPA certification (must have NCCPA certification by matriculation date)
  • Must obtain a Physician Assistant license in the state of New Hampshire once admitted to the program
  • Personal Interview
  • Candidates invited to participate in on-campus interviews will be asked to complete the formal online application process.
  • A criminal background check and a urine drug screen will be performed as a part of the pre-employment requirements for final selected candidates.
  • Any offer of residency is contingent on final candidates successfully completing the standard pre-employment checks and clinical credentialing process prior to matriculation.