Open Door’s 13-month Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) Residency program was established in 2016. The program provides intensive training in the clinical complexity of family practice both in the safety-net setting and in a high-performance, patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of primary care.
The program is specifically intended for new family nurse practitioners (FNP) and physician assistants (PA) who are committed to practicing as primary care providers (PCP) in the challenging setting of community health centers and other safety-net settings.
Statement of purpose:
We aim to create a unique and comprehensive primary care postgraduate training year for Advanced Practice Clinicians interested in working in rural, low resource areas, and equip them with the necessary skills to provide compassionate, evidence-based care to an underserved, medically complex patient population such as that of Humboldt County.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
We are dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and residents committed to maintaining a high standard of excellence and cultivating an environment of ongoing learning and growth; building a workforce that is inclusive and representative of the wonderful communities we serve.
Applicants must be recent graduates (less than 18 months) from an accredited master’s or DNP program, licensed (CA APRN) and credentialed (FNP-C) or license/credential-eligible as an FNP with a stated commitment to practice as a primary care provider in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) or other safety-net settings upon completion of the residency.
The residency is a full-time, 13-month salaried position with benefits. The program structure includes precepted primary care sessions, speciality rotations, mentored independent clinics, and didactic sessions.