Advanced Practice Provider IBD Preceptorship

This highly competitive APP IBD Preceptorship Program accepts 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. This (most) expenses-paid observation is three days, with two additional days dedicated to travel to/from the assigned IBD Center.

The 2024 program is supported by educational grants from Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Ferring, and Takeda.

 

Application Process

The application process requires: 

  • Online application (includes CV upload). Applicants should prioritize their responses to the following open-ended questions: 
    • What prior experience has sparked your interest in IBD?
    • What do you hope to gain from this program?
    • What are your career plans?
  • Recommendation letter submitted to Kate Carmody, MPH, Manager of Professional Education, [email protected].
Program Timeline

The 2024 application is closed; the 2025 application will launch in January 2025.

Participating IBD Centers

 

Center Name Faculty Director Adult/Pediatric
Cedars Sinai Medical Center Susie Lee, RN, DNP, FNP-C Adult
Massachusetts General Hospital Mary Kate Preite, APRN, NP Adult
Mayo Clinic Arizona  Bridget Howard, NP  Adult
University of Chicago Medicine Michele Rubin, APRN-CNS  Adult
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Maureen Kelly, APRN, NP Pediatric
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center  Rebecca D. Lutheran, DNP, CRNP Adult 

Interested in joining our program as a participating host site? We invite you to complete the host site interest form. 

Program Overview

The APP IBD Preceptorship Program is a comprehensive educational experience for several days at an IBD Center, 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. 
  • 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
  • Complementary Professional Membership.

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.
Testimonials

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation: APP IBD Preceptorship Faculty Directors Testimonials Faculty Directors describe the APP IBD Preceptorship program structure and benefits for participating preceptees

 

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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation: Advanced Practice Provider Preceptorship Program

 

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Participate in our Advanced Practice Provider Preceptorship Program!

 

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APP Preceptorship - Train with IBD Experts

2024 Preceptees
Name Degree Hometown Placement
Tiffany Becker* NP Englewood, OH Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Melissa Pounders NP Macomb, IL Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Courtney Capstack PA Staunton, VA Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Julie Thomas PA Suamico, WI Massachusetts General Hospital
Matthew McCoy PA Madison, MS Massachusetts General Hospital
Madison Schmoeller PA Herriman, UT Massachusetts General Hospital
Julia Winegard PA Grottoes, VA Massachusetts General Hospital
Rachel Voyles PA Phoenix, AZ Mayo Clinic Arizona
Kateland Camp NP Charleston, SC

Mayo Clinic Arizona

David Wallace PA Los Angeles, CA

Mayo Clinic Arizona

Priscilla Page NP Rockwall, TX

University of Chicago Medicine

Parnia Ghazanfari* PA Washington, D.C.

University of Chicago Medicine

Katrina Emery NP Sandy, UT University of Chicago Medicine
Mary McCool NP North Little Rock, AR University of Chicago Medicine
Sarah Timberman* NP San Diego, CA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Melba Haberland NP Riverside, IL University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Amy Pawasarat* NP Wilmette, IL  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Katy Kaufman PA Costa Mesa, CA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Abigial Garcia NP New Albany, Ohio University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
Samantha Newman NP Boston, MA University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
Czarina Butac NP Kent, WA University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 

‚Äč*BMS Preceptorship in IBD Award

Contact Us

For inquiries, please contact Kate Carmody, MPH, Manager of Professional Education, [email protected]