Advanced Practice Providers | MedStar Health

Advanced practice providers (APPs) are an integral part of delivering quality patient care.

MedStar Health advanced practice providers are an integral part of delivering quality patient care across our Distributed Care Delivery Network.  Our 1600 advanced practice providers include Anesthesia Assistants, Certified Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants practicing at over 700 access points across our regional system, including our 10 hospitals.

Commitment to quality and patient safety

Our advanced practice clinicians are committed to MedStar Health’s vision to be the trusted leader in caring for people and advancing health by providing high-quality, compassionate care to their patients. Through service-line clinical practice councils, our physicians and APPs promote best-practice guidelines and initiatives for the medical care and safety of our patients. Lifelong learning and education are supported through the many offerings within MedStar Health including grand rounds, lectures, on-line modules, simulation labs, and skills practice.  Our APPs are guided by MedStar Health’s SPIRIT values of service, patient first, integrity, respect, innovation, and teamwork.

Advanced practice provider education

Our advanced practice providers invest in the education of seasoned providers, new graduate hires, and APP students through supplemental educational sessions, mentoring, precepting, new-graduate training programs, fellowships and residencies.

Hospital Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Palliative Care

Advanced practice provider student partnerships

APP students who have secured a preceptor for their clinical rotation will first need to complete a Student Placement Request Form.

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Leadership and professional development

  • MedStar Health Advanced Practice Advisory Council - The Council is composed of APP leaders across the MedStar system who influence APP workflow, collect and distribute information to APP groups, and provide expertise related to APP scope of practice.  We also provide ad hoc opportunities for additional members to assist with subcommittee work in some fields where they have expertise and interest.
  • Many APP leaders serve as members of clinical practice councils, medical executive committees and MedStar Medical Group’s Governance Council.
  • LEAD (Leadership Excellence And Development) Program – early and future APP leaders are selected to participate in this 8 month long leadership program with other early physician leaders which covers various topics such as finances, legal, HR, change management, and more. The session culminates with testing or implementing a quality or operations project that teams identify and work on through the program.
  • APP leaders throughout MedStar Health include directors, chiefs, and leads either on the departmental, hospital, regional, or service-line level. 

APP Resources


Interested in joining our team of advanced practice providers? Click here to search for open positions.


You work hard. And your benefits include services and plans that help your money work hard, too. Services are personalized, confidential, and comprehensive. Click here to learn more about APP benefits at MedStar Health.

Wellbeing initiatives

At MedStar Health, we prioritize the wellbeing of our remarkable providers and associates. Click here to learn more about our wellbeing initiatives.

Concierge program

This program provides you with personalized care planning, access, and navigation to well-being and convenience resources. We are here when you need help with work or life challenges or when you just need to talk with someone. Whether you need emotional, social, physical, financial, or career-related support, the Physician Concierge program is here to help. Click here to learn more. 



Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management Employer of Excellence Award Badge

MedStar Emergency Physicians has been recognized by the Center of Healthcare Leadership and Management as a 2019-2020 Employer of Excellence, committed to creating a positive and collaborative work environment for physician assistants. This award focuses on those workplaces that are dedicated to creating and maintaining positive work environments as well as showing collaborative efforts between numerous teams of providers.