Advanced Practice Provider Preceptorship

Application portal for the 2018 program year is now closed

New learning opportunity for Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Preceptor program will run from April 15, 2018 through July 30, 2018. This activity is supported by educational grants from Pfizer, Inc., Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. 

Please read the Application Overview and Guidelines before completing the application. The application needs to have the following three components in order to be considered complete:

1. Online Application:
2. CV
3. Recommendation Letter


Program Details
The APP Preceptor program accepts qualified APNs, NPs, and PAs for three days of (most) expenses-paid, comprehensive IBD training, including medical, surgical, outpatient, and inpatient experiences with IBD patients. Our goal is to provide the preceptee with the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality IBD patient care and utilize current available practice guidelines and research. The preceptee will learn from an experienced team of IBD specialists, round on inpatients, attend surgical outpatient clinics, network with other practitioners, and more.


Learning Objectives
Gain exposure to clinical practices employed at IBD centers.
Increase knowledge of evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of IBD.
Increase confidence in the ability to utilize evidence-based approaches for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of IBD.
Apply evidence-based approaches of diagnosing, treating, and managing IBD patients into clinical practice.


Download the current curriculum – 2018 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation APP Preceptor Program Curriculum 
Download the current reading list – 2018 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation APP Adult Reading List 2018; 2018 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation APP Pediatric Reading List 2018


2018 Host IBD institutions:

  • Mayo Clinic Rochester (adult)
  • University of Chicago (adult)
  • Massachusettes General Hospital (adult)
  • University of North Carolina (pedidatric) 

2018 Placements:

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Rida Mahmood, MPH at rmahmood@crohnscolitisfoundation.org.