Open Door Community Health Centers, Arcata, California,is committed to leadership, transformation, and innovation in healthcare.
This residency program is designed for new Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) who are committed to developing career practices in the challenging setting of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
Open Door is now accepting applications for the2022-23 residency program.
The program begins in September
- Prepare NPs and PAs to assume responsibility for primary care of complex, under served populations across all life cycles and in multiple settings.
- Train new NPs and PAs in a model of primary care consistent with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) principles of healthcare and the needs of vulnerable populations.
- Build the clinical skills, confidence, productivity, and job satisfaction of new NPs and PAs who choose to work in under served community settings, as well as contribute to employer satisfaction and workforce retention.
- Increase the number of NPs and PAs that choose long-term careers in FQHCs, and develop their leadership abilities in those organizations and in the healthcare system.