Advanced Practice Providers

About Us

An Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a health care professional who has received advanced training and education. APPs work in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to provide comprehensive patient care across various health care settings, including hospitals, clinics and private practices. Because of their clinical expertise, they often work autonomously

APPs bring more to table than medical mastery: they are known for their empathy, adaptability, leadership, commitment to care and professional excellence. Designations and roles for Advanced Practice Providers include:

  • Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses who have completed advanced graduate education and training in a specialized area of health care. They can assess patients, order and interpret diagnostic tests, make diagnoses, initiate and manage treatment plans, and prescribe medications
  • Physician Assistants (PAs) practice medicine under the supervision of physicians. They conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, assist in surgeries, and provide patient education and counseling.
  • Certified Nurse Midwives (CNMs) are advanced practice nurses who specialize in women's reproductive health, including prenatal care, labor and delivery, and postpartum care. They also provide gynecological services and family planning counseling

On the whole, APPs  play a crucial role in the health care system, especially in areas that may have shortages of primary care physicians or specialists.

Fellowship Programs

Learn more about specialized training opportunity specifically for physician assistants.