• Advanced Practice Provider
  • Fellowship
  • Lebanon, NH

Website Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

The Dartmouth Health Surgical Physician Assistant postgraduate residency in Otolaryngology is one of six of postgraduate residency/fellowship programs to support the career growth and development of Advanced Practice Providers. Our Surgical Otolaryngology program is based at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, our health system’s level 1 trauma center and academic medical center. These programs 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, The Dartmouth Institute (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 Dartmouth Health Surgical Physician Assistant postgraduate residency in Otolaryngology is an intensive 12-month advanced training program.

  • Training is didactic and clinical and occurs alongside Dartmouth Health medical residents and Geisel School of Medicine students
  • Provides PA with a solid foundation in the diagnosis of conditions common to the ear, nose, and throat, as well as in outpatient, inpatient, and surgical management
  • Includes robust experience in the operating room in patient preparation, setup, second, and first assisting
  • Exposure to head and neck surgery related to benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck region
  • Develops skills to care for both the adult and pediatric Otolaryngology patient populations in the evaluation and management of common ear, nose, and throat disorders
  • Opportunity to learn evaluation and management of hearing and balance disorders related to Otology and Neuro-otology

Upon completion of the program, PA residents will be prepared to:

  • Triage, evaluate, treat, and manage ear, nose, and throat problems, and be an independent first assistant in the operating room
  • Care for patients of all ages with medical and surgical disorders of the ears, the upper respiratory and upper alimentary systems and related structures, and the head and neck
  • Carry out diagnostic evaluations of patients with otolaryngologic disorders
  • Carry out the surgical and nonsurgical management of otolaryngologic disorders, including rehabilitation and appropriate referrals

The goal of the program is to help you grow and develop the surgical, medical, and critical thinking skills required to build a successful career as a Physician Assistant in Otolaryngology.

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

Admission Requirements:

To be considered for admittance to the Surgical Physician Assistant postgraduate residency in Otolaryngology, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited master’s degree physician assistant program
  • Eligible to pass (or have passed) the NCCPA certification (must have NCCPA certification by matriculation date)
  • Must obtain a physician assistant license in the state of New Hampshire once admitted to the program

Any offer of acceptance is contingent on final candidates successfully completing the standard D-H pre-employment criminal background check and health screening and clinical credentialing process before matriculation 

How to Apply:

Applications for Postgraduate APP Residency & Fellowship Programs must include the following:

  • A recent copy of your CV/resume (including school name and GPA)
  • A personal statement describing your interest in pursuing a career in Otolaryngology (500-1,000 words)
  • Three letters of reference on letterhead
  • These can be submitted with our other application materials or directly by your references to entpa.residency@hitchcock.org.
  • If you are currently enrolled in a Physician Assistant Master’s degree program, one must be from your Physician Assistant Program or Medical Director.

Start dates will be coordinated with selected candidates based on your licensing and credentialing timeline.

Dartmouth Health is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply for this job please visit jobsearch.dartmouth-hitchcock.org.