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About the Program

Critical/Trauma Care Residency in Washington DC

The AP will function as a member of his or her respective team and develop greater independence over the course of a year. While on the trauma service, the AP resident will begin caring for floor patients and expand to consultations, trauma bay care, and the operating room. During his or her time in the ICU, the AP resident will work beside experienced APs and gradually assume more responsibility until fully independent. Overnight call will be incorporated throughout rotations to expose AP residents to new challenges and the greater potential for critically ill trauma patients.


  • Attendance on daily team rounds and proficiency in the presentation of assigned patients
  • Providing clinical services for critically ill patients with multi-system disease
  • Ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic testing
  • Developing and implementing treatment plans for critical illness
  • Performing necessary procedures with supervision
  • Participation in professional development through curriculum, development, research and continuing education opportunities
  • Completion of the Advanced Trauma Life Support course
  • Optional Fundamental Critical Care Support course

Time commitment

  • The AP resident will work five to six days per week, of which one day will include an overnight call. Most weeks will include a conference day and average about 60-80 hours per week.
  • Hours may be split between rotation, on-site training, reading, ICU modules, conferences and research activities. Each resident is expected to work the schedule as set by the unit mentor.
  • Schedules will consist of days, evening, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Weekly conference time will be protected.
  • AP residents will be provided three weeks of paid vacation and one week of a paid conference.


  • Residents will be supervised and mentored by attending physicians, fellows, medical residents, PAs and ACNPs. An affiliate provider mentor is paired with the resident for the majority of the rotations. There will be a three-month and six-month review as well as an exit interview.

Opportunities for Professional Development

  • Practical skills development
  • Conference attendance
  • Research involvement and publication
  • Career mentoring

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary of $59,500
  • Medical malpractice
  • 5 days paid CME
  • Generous CME and transportation benefits
  • Health and Dental Benefits