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Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Scholars

The mission of our USACS APP Scholars program is to prepare qualified physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) for the role of site Lead APP. This platform is an extraordinary opportunity for personal and professional development.

Schedule & Commitment

The APP Scholars program has a specific set schedule and typically begins early in the calendar year with an in-person meeting during Assembly. Subsequent 2.5-hour live virtual sessions are held once a month via Zoom.


The APP Scholars curricula has evolved over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry, our practice, and our physician leaders. Below is a sampling of program components:

  • DiSC Personality Assessment
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Getting Things Done
  • Feedback
  • Coaching
  • Effective Presentations
  • HR Law
  • Recognition
  • Scholars Project
    • Design and execute a site-specific performance improvement project using PDCA and CPI methodology in partnership with an associate from the USACS Clinical Resource Group
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


  • Candidates must be a full time USACS APP in any clinical specialty and interested in becoming a future site Lead APP.
  • Preference will be given to APPs with high interest, potential for success, and willingness to relocate for Lead APP roles.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to commit to meeting in-person at USACS Assembly.
  • Candidates must be willing and able to meet the time and meeting expectations.

Contact USACS to learn more about our APP Scholars program.

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