Advanced Practice Provider IBD Preceptorship

The 2023 application portal will open on Feb 15th. 


The 2023 activity is supported by educational grants from Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Lilly Inc., and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. 


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Participate in our Advanced Practice Provider Preceptorship Program!



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

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

*Submit to Dan Schneiderjohn, Manager of Professional Education at [email protected]  

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. 


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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)

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.

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 2024 Crohn's & Colitis Congress 

COVID considerations

We are offering this program as an in-person multi-day experience where the Foundation will cover the majority of costs through the generous support of our sponsors. As a contingency plan depending on global circumstances, we will convert this program to a 4-5 day virtual program as we have successfully done for the past 2 cycles. 

2022 IBD Centers of Excellence:

Center Faculty Director Adult/Pediatric
Cedars Sinai Medical Center Susie Lee, 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, APN, CNS Adult
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Maureen Kelly, DNP, CPNP Pediatric

2023 program timeline 

  • March 21, 2023 - Application deadline
  • May 2023 - Notifications 
  • July 2023 - October 2023 - Rotations

2022 preceptees

Name  Degree Home Location Virtual Placement
Angela Thomas NP Cottonwood, CA Cedars Sinai Medical Center 
Samira Sheth NP Sudbury, MA Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Kelsie Hermans PA Veradale, WA Cedars Sinai Medical Center 
Kari McChesney NP Clemmons, NC Massachusetts General Hospital
Sarah Kah PA Santa Fe, NM Massachusetts General Hospital
Stephanie Atkinson  NP Tupelo, MS Massachusetts General Hospital 
Heather Sauder NP Lancaster, PA Mayo Clinic Rochester
Jennifer Maston NP Tacoma, WA Mayo Clinic Rochester
Veronica Cedillo NP Forney, TX Mayo Clinic Rochester
Desiree Williams NP New Carlisle, IN University of Chicago Medicine
Emily Sizer PA Cincinnati, OH University of Chicago Medicine
Janet Cady NP State College, PA University of Chicago Medicine  
Lauren Livesay NP Alexandria, VA University of Chicago Medicine
Allyson Gomez NP Los Angeles, CA University of North Carolina Pediatrics

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Schneiderjohn, Manager of Professional Education at [email protected].