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Neurology Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Fellowship – 2023 - NH, USA

Job Description

The Dartmouth Health Postgraduate Fellowship Programs offer Advanced Practice Providers an intensive 12-month experience of advanced training. Your training will be comprised of didactic and clinical curriculums that will occur concomitantly.

Our Postgraduate Advanced Practice Provider Fellowships give you the opportunity to:

  • Further refine critical thinking and highly marketable skills to a specialized patient population.
  • Provide high-quality care to a wide variety of patients in the chosen specialty.
  • Be part of an organization dedicated to training the next generation of health care providers.
  • Learn and work alongside colleagues in all areas of healthcare who are committed to team-based patient care.
  • Access MD, APP, and other staff participating in world-class research, teaching, and leadership through Dartmouth College, TDI, the Value Institute and Geisel School of Medicine, Biomedical and Science Libraries, DHMC Patient Safety Training Center (PSTC), gross anatomy lab, POCUS Training.
  • Earn a competitive annual stipend, full and comprehensive benefits, and continuing education credits are available at no cost by participating in and attending lectures, conferences, grand rounds, and journal club.
  • Live in a diverse social, cultural and artistic community in a Northern New England setting that offers a wide range of year-round outdoor recreational activities with easy access to major metropolitan areas.

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellowship in Neurology is an intensive 12-month program for licensed Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners seeking to take their career to the next level of specialty care. Our faculty strives to promote excellence in all aspects of clinical neurology practice and is passionate about developing the next generation of Advanced Practice Providers.

The program features an integrated clinical and didactic approach to provide a solid foundation in the management of outpatient, hospital-based, and critically ill neurology patients. APP fellows work and learn in a team-based environment, with close mentoring and supervision from attending physicians and advanced practice providers experienced in general neurology and the various subspecialties.

Upon completion of the program, our fellows will have the skills to care for a diverse patient population with a wide range of complex neurological disorders including neurological emergencies. The aim is to provide recent graduates (or experienced providers new to neurology) with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work independently and effectively in this dynamic and rapidly changing field.

The mission of the Neurology APP Fellowship is to promote an environment founded upon the educational and professional development of the highest quality providers who are skilled in compassionate clinical care, intellectual inquiry, humanism and ethics in order to promote the next generation of excellence in the profession of Neurology.

DHMC is located in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire; a diverse social, cultural, and artistic community that offers a wide range of year-round outdoor recreational activities with easy access to major metropolitan areas. We look forward to learning about you and what you will bring to our program and our community!


Curriculum:

The mission of Postgraduate APP Fellowship Programs is to provide didactic and clinical curriculums to provide trainees with a solid foundation in the diagnosis and management of patients. The goal of the program is to help trainees grow and develop the skills required to build successful careers in their chosen field.The DH Neurology APP Fellowship Program is driven by hands-on, experiential learning. Core rotations include experience in ambulatory, inpatient and emergency care. A research and quality improvement project is a key component of graduation.

The curriculum integrates didactic training within clinical rotations that feature a mix of practice-based patient care, case-based learning, one-on-one mentoring and supervision, and approximately 8 hours weekly of didactic sessions. Content is aligned with education and practice guidelines supported by the American Academy of Neurology for the education of post-graduate residents and fellows. Fellows are taught to master the following major areas in neurological science:

  • Signs and symptoms in clinical neurology
  • The Neurological Exam
  • Localization in Neurology
  • Diagnostic methodology
  • Treatment of neurological diseases
  • Neurodiagnostic studies
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Neuroradiology (CT, MRI, Interventional Radiology)
  • Headache disorders
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Infections of the nervous system
  • MS and related disorders
  • Systemic and Metabolic Disease
  • Movement disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Nerve and Muscle Disease
  • Ataxias
  • Neurological Pain syndromes
  • Dementias and disorders of behavior
  • Critical Care Neurology

Opportunities in sub-specialty care may include:

  • Neurophysiological studies (EMG, NCV; EEG; Evoked potentials)
  • Ultrasonography
  • Neuroophthalmology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurootology
  • Neurooncology
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Child Neurology
  • Neurological Trauma
  • Clinical Research
  • Neurosurgery


Website:

Additional details about the program, curriculum, schedule, and application process can be found at: https://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/pa-residency/nappfellowship


Accreditation Status:

Dartmouth Health offers two postgraduate Physician Assistant Surgical Residency programs in Otolaryngology and Cardiothoracic and four Postgraduate Advanced Practice Provider Fellowships in Critical Care, Neurology, Hospital Medicine, and Palliative Medicine. These programs offer participants a rigorous 12-month training experience that will help launch your career.

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.


Admission Requirements:

To be considered for admittance to the Neurology Advanced Practice Provider Postgraduate Fellowship Program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited Master's Degree (or higher) PA or NP program
  • Must obtain a PA or NP license in the state of New Hampshire once admitted to the program
  • Personal interview
  • Candidates will be asked to complete the formal DH online application process prior to invitation for onsite interview.
  • 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 acceptance is contingent on final candidates successfully completing the standard DHMC pre-employment criminal background check and health screening and clinical credentialing process before matriculation.


How to Apply:


Applications are due by January 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST

Applications for Postgraduate APP Fellowship Programs must include the following:

  • A recent copy of your CV/resume (including school name and GPA)
  • A brief personal statement describing your interest in pursuing a career in Neurology (500-1,000 words)
  • Three letters of reference on letterhead
    • These can be submitted by you with your other application materials or directly by your references to NeuroscienceAPP@hitchcock.org
    • Letters can be addressed to the Neurology APP team
    • If you are currently enrolled in an APRN academic degree program or a PA program, one reference must be from your Program or Medical Director

The anticipated start date is July 2023 (the exact date will be coordinated with selected candidates based on your licensing and credentialing timeline).


Note: All materials must be received in order to be considered for an initial phone interview. Second interviews will take place onsite at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire pending the status of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualifications

  • Graduate from an accredited Master's Degree (or higher) PA or NP program
  • Must obtain a PA or NP license in the state of New Hampshire once admitted to the program
  • Personal interview
  • Candidates will be asked to complete the formal DH online application process prior to invitation for onsite interview.
  • A criminal background check and a urine drug screen will be performed as a part of the pre-employment requirements for final selected candidates.

Contact Email: Heidi.N.Krape@hitchcock.org
Employer: Dartmouth Health
Location: NH, USA
Position Type: Physician (MD, DO, Resident)
Employment Type: Permanent
Specialty: Neurology
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