Adfinitas Health APP Training Program

Adfinitas Health provides the training, mentorship, supervision, and support necessary for APPs to practice at the top of their license.

Both new and experienced Adfinitas Health APPs who are newer to the field we hire them for must successfully complete the formal training program which consists of didactic and clinical components lasting several months, with even the most experienced APPs reporting tremendous value from the program.

For the course of training, APPs are paired with an experienced Adfinitas Health provider, and care for patients in close collaboration with their mentor during this time. Knowledge-based testing occurs at the start and end of the training period. Trainees attend regular classroom sessions in their chosen fields. Monthly evaluations are performed by the trainee’s provider mentor.

Upon training completion, oversight of the trainee’s clinical activities will continue. Each APP is paired with a physician and the pair discusses care of the APP’s patients every day, allowing the new trainee to continue to learn and ask questions.

Adfinitas Health ensures compliance with these oversight protocols is monitored on an on-going manner to ensure quality of the program.

Monique Smalls-Dillard, MSN, RN-CE

“Having the Pediatric hospitalists’ program here at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has contributed to our success and recognition in Newsweek 2020 in being listed as one of the Best Maternity hospitals in America. Although we are considered a level one nursery it is not uncommon for delivery of preterm infants to occur at our facility. Having the Pediatric Hospitalist readily available during every delivery maximizes the possibility of a positive perinatal outcome.”

– Monique Smalls-Dillard, MSN, RN-CE
Nurse Manager Women’s Services, University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

Michael Jenks, MD, FACEP

“At Fauquier Health, we have a particular advantage over most other hospitals our size when it comes to caring for pediatric patients. Having strong, experienced pediatricians available to evaluate our youngest patients, 24 hours a day, offers a level of care that is not often seen in a community hospital. This allows us to have our sicker pediatric patients, after presenting to the Emergency Department, evaluated also by a pediatrician, who can offer another expert perspective on the patient’s care. We are fortunate to have this service available to us, and our community benefits from the expertise of these dedicated professionals.”

– Michael Jenks, MD, FACEP
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Fauquier Health, Warrenton, VA

Philip J. Gordon Sr.

“Adfinitas Health physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are consistently present in the facility throughout the week, assuring patients are seen and assessed promptly, an integral part of successfully managing medical issues. This team presence in the facility not only heightens medical vigilance; it also secures enhanced dialogue between physician, nursing staff, resident, and family – a gold standard in healthcare. Truly this is a model that is ahead of its time!”

– Philip J. Gordon Sr.
NHA, Administrator, Crofton Care & Rehabilitation Center

James J. Xinis

“With Adfinitas Health, we have stabilized our turnover among providers and our stakeholders remain positively engaged in our hospital and its operation. They possess a depth of providers that are well developed at the medical director level, a key component for the hospitalist service. By partnering with Adfinitas Health, we are able to transition to population health management and modify our financial incentives under a global cap budget. It has been a very positive experience for us.”

– James J. Xinis
Former President & CEO, Calvert Memorial Hospital

Ted Howe, MD, FAAFP

“About three years ago, we were looking for another way to provide care in the increasingly complex post-acute care setting following hospitalizations. The challenges for physicians to care for their patients, manage the call system, and do this in a cost-effective way have become overwhelming. Adfinitas Health understands costs, re-hospitalization rates, and how to measure performance. They’re able to bring their hospital experience and experience in other geographic locations to the table and I think that’s useful.”

– Ted Howe, MD, FAAFP
Medical Director, Brooke Grove Foundation

Teresa Robinson

“The community physician model wasn’t working for us any longer. We would call doctors and they wouldn’t answer because they had no backup, no coverage. Adfinitas Health and its APP model now allow us to take more difficult patients, achieve better outcomes and improve our reputation.”

– Teresa Robinson
Director of Nursing, Sagepoint Senior Living Services

Joseph D. Moser, M.D

“I’ve worked with the physicians and physician assistants of Adfinitas Health since its inception in 2007. They’re highly engaged members of our medical staff, contributing to our quality improvement initiatives along with their own. They have developed a model of inpatient care and medical co-management that has won support from many members of our medical staff. I can recommend them to any hospital and medical staff.”

– Joseph D. Moser, M.D
Chief Medical Officer, University of Maryland Medical System, Charles Regional Medical Center

Dr. Brian Santin

The leadership teams at both Adfinitas Health and CMH connected from day one. We’ve seen firsthand that a well-run, efficient IDT model greatly improves the patient care environment, quality of care, and the bottom line—something our previous partner didn’t recognize.”

– Dr. Brian Santin
Vascular Surgeon and Chief Medical Officer, Clinton Memorial Hospital

David Lauver

“Adfinitas Health is a true partner, involved at all levels of hospital operations, patient safety, patient quality, and medical staff leadership.”

– David Lauver
Chief Nursing Officer, Medical Director, BWMC

Diane Couchman

“The entire Adfinitas team has a high work ethic and level of integrity. They do a really good job.”

Chief Nursing Officer, Calvert Health Medical Center

APP Training Program Session Requirements

Session 1

Delirium & Dementia; Alcohol & Drug Withdrawal; Acute Renal Failure

Session 2

Pain Management; Chest X-Ray Interpretation; ECG Interpretation; Arrhythmias

Session 3

Acute Coronary Syndrome; Stroke; Acid-Base Disorders

Session 4

Congestive Heart Failure; Electrolytes 101; Diabetes Mellitus

Session 5

Perioperative Medicine; Billing/Coding; Antibiotic Selection; Cellulitis; Pneumonia; UTI; Sepsis Syndrome

Session 6

Asthma/COPD; Interpreting Clinical Patterns; GI Bleeding

Session 7

Differential Diagnosis of Common Syndrome; Anti-Hypertensive Medication Selection

Session 8

Venous Thromboembolism; Medical Hardware (catheters, tubes)

Session 9

Biliary Disease Workup; Diabetic Ketoacidosis; End-Stage Liver Disease; HIV-Associated Infections

Session 10

Myth busters; Potpourri; Documentation, IV Fluid Management

Join our team of dedicated, talented APP clinicians.