Advanced Practice Provider IBD Preceptorship


The 2023 program is supported by educational grants from Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Lilly Inc. 


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Participate in our Advanced Practice Provider Preceptorship Program!


Application Process

The 2023 application is currently closed. The next application cycle will open in January 2024.

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

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

*Submit to Kate Carmody, Manager of Professional Education at [email protected] 


2023 Program Timeline 

  • March 31, 2023 - Application deadline 
  • May 2023 - Notifications 
  • July 2023 through October 2023 - Rotations

Participating IBD Centers of Excellence

Center Faculty Director Adult/Pediatric
Cedars Sinai Medical Center Susie Lee, RN, DNP, FNP Adult
Massachusetts General Hospital Mary Kate Lapinel, NP Adult
Mayo Clinic Rochester Abigail Meyers, PA-C Adult
University of Chicago Medicine Michele Rubin, BSN, MSN, APRN-CNS, CGRN  Adult
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Maureen Kelly, DNP, CPNP Pediatric

Program Overview

The APP IBD Preceptorship Program is a comprehensive educational experience for several 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 involved in professional societies and/or activities as well as express an interest in advancing their knowledge of IBD and patient care management.

Program Components 

  • Agenda covering adult/pediatric core curriculum topics through clinical observership, multidisciplinary presentations, and group discussions. An example of one of the training modules available to the preceptees can be found below.
  • Personalized mentorship before, during, and after the program 
  • Educational resources including peer-reviewed readings, online modules, and recordings
  • Complementary registration to the Foundation's Crohn's & Colitis Congress 

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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.


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APP Preceptorship - Train with IBD Experts

"As the only APP in IBD in my practice, the knowledge I have obtained through this preceptorship will greatly add value to how I manage my patients, the first line therapies I use, and the education I provide to my patients” ~Juanita Belton, PA (adult)


“I gained some wonderful mentors that I will continue to reach out to for their advice and expertise.” ~Kate Delle, NP (pediatrics)

2023 Preceptees

Home Location

Jenna Grilley


Kila, MT

Cedars Sinai Medical Center 

Stephanie Vogel


Ballwin, MO

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Kate Rossiter


Cumberland, ME

Cedars Sinai Medical Center 

Samantha Falkowski


Brighton, MA

Massachusetts General Hospital

Marguerite Waters


Auburn, AL

Massachusetts General Hospital

Pascale Daou


Chicago, IL

Massachusetts General Hospital 

Mara Kamyl Custodio


Murrieta, CA

Mayo Clinic Rochester

Lyndsey Shannon (Gambill)


Columbia, MO

Mayo Clinic Rochester

Laura Smith-Tucker


Brunswick, ME

Mayo Clinic Rochester

Rachel Conklin


Carbondale, CO

University of Chicago Medicine

Sandra Young


Allen, TX

University of Chicago Medicine

Rachel Reaume


South Rockwood, MI

University of Chicago Medicine  

Charlotte Rensberger


Battle Creek, MI

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alison Kotzen


San Francisco, CA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lindsey Rosenbilt


Boston, MA

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]