Advanced Practice Provider IBD Preceptorship

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


The 2024 APP Preceptorship Application is officially open and will accept applications through March 15, 2024. See the "Application Process" section of this webpage for details on submitting your application. 


Application Process

Applications for the 2024 cycle will be accepted from January 15 through March 15, 2024. 


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
  • January 15, 2024 - Application opens
  • March 15, 2024 - Application closes
  • May 2024 - Notifications 
  • July 2024 through October 2024 - Rotations (Three consecutive days in person; accepted preceptees should allot five days total, two of which are dedicated to travel.)
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, NP Adult
Mayo Clinic Arizona  Bridget Howard, NP  Adult
Medical College of Wisconsin Melissa McGlynn, MPAS, 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
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. Please note that host site applications for the 2024 cycle are currently closed; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis for future cycles. 

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. 
  • 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
  • Completmentary one-year Professional Membership.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain exposure to clinical practices employed at IBD Centers of Excellence. 
  • 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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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

2023 Preceptees
Name Degree Home Location Placement
Jenna Grilley NCCPA Kila, MT Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Stephanie Vogel AANP Ballwin, MO Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Kate Rossiter NP Cumberland, ME Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Samantha Falkowski AANP, NP Brighton, MA Massachusetts General Hospital
Marguerite Waters ANCC (FNP-BC) Auburn, AL Massachusetts General Hospital
Pascale Daou NP Chicago, IL Massachusetts General Hospital
Mara Kamyl Perez Custodio PA, AAPA Murietta, CA Mayo Clinic Rochester
Lyndsey Shannon (Gambill) AANP Columbia, MO Mayo Clinic Rochester
Laura Smith-Tucker NP Brunswick, ME Mayo Clinic Rochester
Rachel Conklin PA Carbondale, CO

University of Chicago Medicine

Sandra Young ANCC Allen, TC

University of Chicago Medicine

Rachel Reaume NP, AGA, DNP South Rockwood, MI

University of Chicago Medicine

Charlotte Rensberger PNP-PC Battle Creek, MI

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Alison Kotzen NP, PNCB San Francisco, CA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lindsey Rosenbilt NP, ANCC Boston, MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact Us

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