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MCW Advanced Practice Providers

Adult Critical Care Fellowship

The NP/PA Adult Critical Care Fellowship is an innovative 12-month training program that teaches APP fellows to become highly skilled in the multidisciplinary, collaborative, and evidence-based management of complex and critically-ill patients in intensive care units. It attracts NPs and PAs seeking a structured educational program to support and guide their development of proficient clinical decision making and their application of specialized skills in the care of the critically ill through in-person didactics, online classrooms, simulation, proctored procedures, and mentored clinical experiences.    
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About Our Fellowship

Why Choose a Critical Care Fellowship?

Why Choose a Critical Care Fellowship?

  • Structured experiences are great for new graduates or transitioning to a new practice area.
  • Mentored learning in mentored clinical rotations:
  • Core critical care education and clinical skills
  • Critical Care Anesthesia – CVICU
  • Critical Care Medicine – MICU
  • Critical Care Neurology – NICU
  • Critical Care Surgery – SICU
  • Solid Organ Transplant Critical Care – TICU
  • Palliative Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Procedure service
  • Electives
  • Other Experiences
    • Multi-professional education
    • Simulation and hands-on skill training
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APP Adult Critical Care Fellowship Leadership

APP Adult Critical Care Fellowship Leadership

APP Fellowship Program Director
Sarah Vanderlinden, MPAS, PA-C

Fellowship Program Administrator
Julie Raaum, DNP, APRN

APP Fellowship Medical Directors
Thomas Carver, MD
M. Tracy Zundel, MD

Program Details

Program Details

Length of Program
12-months

Start Date
March and September start dates annually

APP Fellow Cohort Size
Recruitment of up to 2 APP fellows every March and September

Credentials Awarded
Certificate of completion

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

NP

  • Completion of an accredited nurse practitioner master’s or doctoral program prior to the start of the fellowship
  • National board certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Eligible for licensure as a NP in Wisconsin
  • Eligible for a DEA license
  • Acceptable criminal background check

PA

  • Completion of an accredited physician assistant’s master’s program prior to the start of the fellowship
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants certified
  • Eligible for licensure as a PA in Wisconsin
  • Eligible for a DEA license
  • Acceptable criminal background check
Application Details

Application Details

Application Deadlines
October 31 for start date March
January 31 for start date September

How to Apply

  • Complete the Human Resources application.
  • Submit to Human Resources:
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Education Transcripts
    • Copy of BCLS and ACLS card (must be American Heart Association issued)
    • Three reference forms (at least one from your program faculty and one from a physician)
    • One-page statement of interest in postgraduate fellowship training
    • If you have any questions, please contact our provider recruiter, Gabrielle Pollard at (414) 955-8676 or via email at gpollard@mcw.edu
Fellowship Benefits

Fellowship Benefits

  • Immersion in specialty clinical practice and education
  • Professional mentorship and networking
  • Salary of $60,000
  • NP and PA MCW benefits
  • Continuing education stipend
  • Recruitment incentive and post-graduate placement support

“I knew the program would provide a variety of experiences managing patients with critical care needs in a protected learning environment. What I did not know was the impact these experiences would have on me, and how many relationships I would develop over the course of the program. This last year has been the most challenging and rewarding of my life. I truly feel being able to rotate through every ICU as well as other high acuity services was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I also did not expect the level of support and encouragement I encountered on every rotation.” 

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Contact Us

Sarah Vanderlinden, MPAS, PA-C

APP Fellowship Director and APP Critical Care Program Director

svanderl@mcw.edu

Gabrielle Pollard

APP Fellowship Recruitment

gpollard@mcw.edu

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