Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Critical Care Fellowship

About Our Critical Care Fellowship

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center offers a full-time critical care fellowship program for physician assistants and acute care nurse practitioners.

The fellowship program prepares participants to practice specialized critical care medicine as members of a multi-professional team. This role includes caring for critically ill patients in the ICU and acting as a hospital-wide primary rapid response leader.

The ICU PA/NPs practice in Lahey Burlington and Beverly Hospital. All department physicians and staff NP/PAs will participate as preceptors in the program.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Physician assistants and acute care nurse practitioners who are committed to learning and desire a career in critical care
  • Be eligible to obtain an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) or PA license in the state of Massachusetts upon admission to the program
  • Be a graduate of an accredited Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program or have an accredited master's degree from a Physician Assistant (PA) program
  • Be eligible to pass (or have passed) the ANCC or NCCPA certification
  • Have ANCC or NCCPA certification by matriculation date
  • Be eligible for federal DEA registration
  • BLS/ACLS certification
  • Successfully complete the standard pre-employment checks and clinical credentialing process prior to matriculation, if selected as a final candidate
Application Procedure & Selection Process

Our 12-month program is currently accepting one PA or NP fellow per year. Admission occurs every fall.

Didactic Curriculum
  • Core lectures in ICU (including online)
  • Biweekly conference opportunities
  • Simulation Series to prepare for rapid response role
  • Journal Club
  • ENLS certification
  • FCCS certification
Core Procedures Curriculum
  • Central line
  • Arterial line
  • Cordis placement
  • Dialysis catheter placement
  • Exposure to training in other bedside procedures, including
    • Thoracentesis
    • Paracentesis
    • Lumbar Puncture
    • Chest Tube Placement
    • Intubation
  • Medical ICU (Lahey Burlington)
  • Surgical ICU (Lahey Burlington)
  • Beverly ICU (mixed surgical/medical)
  • Neurocritical Care ICU (Lahey Burlington)
  • Palliative Care
  • MedFlight (optional)
  • Other optional rotations: Nephrology, Infectious Disease