When you’re an advanced practice provider (physician assistant or advanced registered nurse practitioner), working independently in a specialized field such as oncology can be challenging. There are many facets of care to learn and the rapid pace of innovations in the field can make it hard to keep up.
MultiCare Regional Cancer Center is easing this burden and investing in the future of the oncology workforce with the Advanced Practice Provider Oncology Residency.
MultiCare is one of only a few cancer centers in the country offering postgraduate oncology training for physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs). Our program provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become expert cancer care providers.
Advanced practice provider (APP) oncology residents are paid, full-time employees of MultiCare. We offer an immersive, six-month learning experience in which:
Physician assistants and ARNPs may receive up to six months of training in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Practicing oncology APPs and other oncology providers deliver the training. Trainees also participate in regular hospital rounds under the supervision of the attending physician.
Training gives APPs an understanding of the entire cancer patient journey through a set of rotations. This experience mirrors what physicians learn as they complete medical oncology fellowship training.
Residents rotate through all services that touch cancer patients, including:
The residency curriculum also includes:
This program is ideal for APPs who aspire to become continuous learners in oncology care. Your first step is to apply for an oncology APP role at MultiCare. To be eligible, you must also hold appropriate licensure and board certification for your specialty (physician assistant or ARNP). Find out more about careers at MultiCare.