The Center for Advanced Practice (CAP) is committed to supporting the professional development of Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) who are integral members of the health care team. Over the last few years, the number of APPs within the institution has increased to over 500 (compared to less than 100 in 2007). CAP has championed the growth in APP numbers through various initiatives which focus on increasing APP engagement, recruiting and retaining exemplary APPs, and optimizing the multidisciplinary care team. Members of the CAP team have demonstrated dedication and passion towards empowering APPs within our organization so that they are positioned to provide effective, evidence-based, and efficient care for our patients.
The CAP team has developed several successful recurring programs that are uniquely Stanford. These include the APP Career Ladder to support professional growth, Nationally credentialed APP Fellowship Programs (Clinical and Administrative: The first and only one of its kind for APPs) to support education and transition to practice, APP Onboarding, and the Professional Excellence Program (PEP) to encourage and allow for scholarly work supporting Stanford’s mission to educate.