Advanced Practice Provider IBD Preceptorship

The next application cycle is expected to open in early 2022. 

The 2021 activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc., and Ferring Pharmaceuticals. 

Please read the Application Overview and Guidelines before completing the application. We require: 

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

*Submit to Sudha Sarode, MSPH Program Manager at [email protected]  

Program overview

The APP IBD Preceptorship Virtual Program is a comprehensive educational experience for up to 5 days at an IBD Center of Excellence, during which time the preceptee will gain knowledge and confidence from an experienced faculty director and a multidisciplinary team in order to provide quality IBD patient care based on current practice guidelines and research. 

The program is targeted towards NPs, CNSs, and PAs who have not had extensive training or are new to the field of IBD and are thus seeking to gain more IBD knowledge and experience to improve their GI/IBD adult or pediatric practice. Applicants need to be practicing clinically and be invovled in professional societies and/or activities as well as express an interest in advancing their knowledge of IBD and patient care management. 


“I am able to see IBD patients with more confidence. My discussions with them are deeper about all aspects of their care. I am able to guide them better socially, mentally and with their treatment.”

“One of the most valuable aspect of this is the mentorship I now have.”

“Better than any virtual program I have attended.”

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.

Virtual Program Components: 

  • Agenda covering adult/pediatric core curriculum topics. Sample adult and pediatric agenda. Virtual patient observership dependent on host center policies. 
  • Group discussions and networking 
  • Personalized mentorship before, during, and after the program
  • Educational resources including peer-reviewed readings, online modules, and recordings 
  • Free registration to the Foundation's annual professional conference, the Crohn's & Colitis Congress, in January 2022

2021 IBD Centers of Excellence:

Center Faculty Director Adult/Pediatric
Cedars Sinai Medical Center Susie Lee, DNP, FNP Adult
Mayo Clinic Rochester Abigail Meyers, PA-C Adult
U. of Chicago Medicine Michele Rubin, APN, CNS Adult
University of North Carolina  Maureen Kelly, DNP, CPNP Pediatric 

2021 Program Timeline: 

  • June 14, 2021 - Application deadline
  • July/August 2021 - Notifications 
  • August 2021 - Placements confirmed 
  • October/November 2021 - Rotations 
  • January 2022 - Attend Crohn's & Colitis Congress 

2021 Virtual Preceptees

Name  Degree Home Location Placement
Amanda Charlton NP Columbia, SC Mayo Clinic
Cecilia Sheen PA Minneapolis, MN Mayo Clinic
Christy Reid NP Muscle Shoals, AL Mayo Clinic
MaryJo Morey NP Granger, IN Mayo Clinic
Angela Curry NP Tucson, AZ Cedars Sinai
Laura Barger  NP Olive Branch, MS Cedars Sinai
Shana Carter NP Kalispell, MT Cedars Sinai
Taylor Compton NP Edmond, OK Cedars Sinai
Juanita Belton PA Brockton, MA U. of Chicago
Lawren Brill NP Fern Park, FL U. of Chicago
Michelle Barnett  PA Colorado Springs, CO U. of Chicago
Virginia Waymouth NP Candler, NC U. of Chicago
Ashley Benson NP Fargo, ND  UNC
Jessica Stafford NP Arlington, VA UNC
Kate Delle NP Paxton, MA UNC
Ruth Duffield  NP Springfield, OR UNC


If you have any questions, please contact Sudha Sarode, MSPH Program Manager at [email protected].