Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Residency Program


New Residents: 2018

New Residents: 2018

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To hear first-hand accounts from some of our recent graduates, please view our  Education Center for Community Medicine video.

Thank you for your interest in Petaluma Health Center’s Residency Program

Petaluma Health Center is a nationally recognized, award-winning Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) committed to ensuring that all people, and especially medically underserved populations, have access to high-quality, patient-centered health care. PHC currently operates 10 sites and a mobile unit to provide comprehensive medical, dental and mental health services to approximately 36,800 patients (with over 200,000 visits) per year in Sonoma County and West Marin.

PHC is widely recognized for our innovation and has been on the leading edge of team-based care since 2007, emphasizing overall wellness and the value of the patient/provider relationship. Recent recognitions include:

*HRSA Health Center Quality Leader 2022 Award

*HRSA Advancing HIT for Quality 2022 Award

*HRSA COVID-19 Public Health Champion 2022 Award

Petaluma Health Center’s mission is to ensure access, and to provide high quality prevention-focused health care for the communities we serve. We aim to foster a healthy community where all individuals reach their highest potential for health and well-being.


Program Application and Start Date Information 

Application OpensLast Day to ApplyResidency Start Date
Open Now!March 31, 2024October 2024


Residents, Click Here to Apply!

Please include the following with your online applications:

  • Updated CV
  • A completed Residency Interest Sheet
  • Two professional letters of reference (must include one from an individual who directly supervises or has supervised a clinical rotation)
  • An unofficial copy of your graduate school transcript

The above documents can be included with your online application or may be emailed to:


About our Residency Program

Petaluma Health Center’s Residency Program launched in 2018 and is a 12-month, full-time program, which includes didactics, precepting, mentoring, specialty experiences and inter-professional learning. PHC partners with the UCSF School of Nursing, which is consistently recognized as one of the best nursing schools in the country, to prepare the next generation of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants to practice in community-based settings.

PHC’s residents are mentored by a team of highly committed faculty with a tremendous depth of experience working with a diverse population of underserved patients while focusing on humanity, compassion and a strong personal bond with the patient and their community. Residents who are accepted to the program will be part of a rewarding, academically rigorous working environment and will participate in PHC’s innovative team approach in a multicultural, multilingual setting.

Our mission is to support new NP/PA graduates in advancing their expertise and confidence in caring for a complex, diverse, underserved population in alignment with PHC’s mission to ensure access and provide high quality, prevention-focused health care for the communities we serve.

PHC’s residency program has been accredited through the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium since 2021.

Click here for a list of Residency Program Benefits.


Petaluma Health Center is accredited through the Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers. Learn more about the rigorous standards of the Consortium here.

If you need to submit a complaint about Petaluma Health Center’s NP/PA Residency Program accreditation, please visit the Consortium’s Accreditation Status and Public Comment Website.