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.
Our program is specifically intended for newly graduated 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.
We’re training the residents in Open Door’s model of high-performance health care: advanced access scheduling, planned care, the chronic care model, integrated behavioral health and primary care, team-based, with expert use of health information technology and the electronic health record (EPIC).
The residency year begins with intensive orientation to Open Door Community Health Centers, the neighborhoods in which the training sites are located, and the health problems of the target population, and includes walking tours of neighborhoods, tours of Open Door sites statewide, meetings with community leaders, technical training on the electronic health record, and orientation by our chief medical officer to the responsibilities and privileges of medical staff participation at Open Door.