Advanced Practice at UT Southwestern:
Where You Can Achieve Your Professional Goals

At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our Office of Advanced Practice Providers (OAPP) supports more than 1,000 physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurse midwives (CNMs), clinical nurse specialists (CNS), and nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) – collectively referred to as advanced practice providers (APPs). Established in 2014, the OAPP is committed to providing an environment of innovation where APPs work toward achieving their professional practice goals through continued development, support, and mentorship, all while delivering exceptional, multidisciplinary patient care.

A True Community of APPs

You’ll be part of a collaborative group of APPs that provides care across more than 100 pediatric and adult specialties. Whether practicing on-site at our acclaimed Magnet-designated hospital, in our nearly 100 ambulatory and outpatient clinics, or in one of our partner institutions across Dallas-Fort Worth, you’ll help to deliver a broad spectrum of specialized services.

Continued Development
as an APP

Our team prides itself on offering exceptional opportunities for APPs to learn and grow their careers through interdisciplinary practice models. As an advanced practice provider at UT Southwestern, you will have access to tailored professional opportunities including:

  • Continuing medical education (CME)
  • APP performance-based incentive plan
  • Mentorship programming
  • Health system forums
  • Student precepting
Male advanced practice provider (APP) CRNA with a mask fills syringe

Fellowships & Educational Development

UT Southwestern offers full-time postgraduate APP fellowships in multiple adult and pediatric specialties. The APP fellowship program builds upon foundational academic preparation by providing specialized didactic and clinical experiences. The program prepares APPs to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care within a chosen specialty. These unique opportunities reflect UT Southwestern’s mission to educate, discover, and heal. Working in collaboration with experienced physicians and APPs, you have the opportunity to engage with mentors and jumpstart your career in one of the specialties listed below. Explore the open APP fellowship positions here.

Critical Care – Adult
Critical Care – Pediatric
Emergency Medicine

Psychiatry – Adult
Psychiatry – Child/Adolescent
Surgical – Orthopedics
Surgical – Urology

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Why UT Southwestern Is The Right Fit for You

We Educate

We Educate

If you’re searching for an environment where you can constantly expand your horizons, UT Southwestern is your ultimate destination. We’re home to one of the nation’s top medical schools with emerging curricula and one-of-a-kind learning opportunities.

We Discover

At UT Southwestern, our researchers have the resources, support, cutting-edge technology, and funding necessary to produce breakthroughs that can have global implications.

We Discover
We Heal

We Heal

Ranked as the #1 hospital in Texas (*tie) and among the top 20 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. And for the seventh consecutive year, we are the #1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth. UT Southwestern is where health care professionals deliver the future of medicine, every day.

A Great Place to Work, Officially

UT Southwestern is regularly recognized among the top places to work in Dallas-Fort Worth and the U.S. Here are just a few of the awards we’ve earned:

  • #1 Hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Magnet® Recognition
  • Best WorkPlaces for Men in Nursing
  • Becker’s Healthcare 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare
  • America’s Best Employers for New Grads
  • Top 10 National Employers – Forbes
  • Best Places to Work – Dallas Business Journal
  • Corporate Citizen Award – LaunchAbility
  • Best Employers for New Grads – Forbes
  • Platinum Fit-Friendly Worksite Designation – American Heart Association
  • Best Places to Work Postdocs – The Scientist
  • Employer of the Year – Association for Independent Living
  • Celebration of Diversity Award Finalist – Ernst & Young and the Dallas Arboretum
  • Mother-Friendly Worksite – Texas Department of State Health Services
  • Lex Frieden Employment Award – Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities
  • National Center for Healthcare Leadership
  • 2022 Pinnacle of Excellence Award for Patient Experience – Press Ganey
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Meaningful Milestones:
25 Years at UT Southwestern

Each year, our Employee Recognition Program celebrates the achievements of employees who have dedicated 25 years of service to our institution and its patients. Hear what they love most about being part of UT Southwestern and how much reaching that amazing milestone means to them.

Employee Testimonials


Callie Lenfest

Callie Lenfest
Callie Lenfest
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology

I love developing rapport and collaborating with patients and families to create plans that align medical goals with the patient’s goals. As an APP in the ACCU, we are uniquely positioned to synthesize all aspects of patient care needs and implement a holistic plan of care.

Laura Ervin

Laura Ervin
Laura Ervin
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Frisco/Dallas Campus

UT Southwestern has a vibe. The moment you walk on any campus, you feel like you belong. I leave my family at home to go to my family at work. I love the versatility of working here.