Advanced Practice Provider Preceptorship

Application portal for the 2019 program year is now closed

New learning opportunity for Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Preceptor program will run from July 2019 through October 2019. This activity is supported by educational grants from Gilead Sciences Inc, Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC,  Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and UCB Inc.

Please read the Application Overview and Guidelines before completing the application. The application needs to have the following three components in order to be considered complete:

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


Program Details
The APP Preceptor program accepts qualified APNs, NPs, and PAs for three days of (most) expenses-paid, comprehensive IBD training, including medical, surgical, outpatient, and inpatient experiences with IBD patients. Our goal is to provide the preceptee with the knowledge and skills needed to provide quality IBD patient care and utilize current available practice guidelines and research. The preceptee will learn from an experienced team of IBD specialists, round on inpatients, attend surgical outpatient clinics, network with other practitioners, and more.


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.


Download the current curriculum – 2019 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation APP Preceptor Program Curriculum 
Download the current reading list – Crohn's & Colitis Foundation APP Adult Reading List ; Crohn's & Colitis Foundation APP Pediatric Reading List


2019 Host IBD institutions:

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center (adult)
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester (adult)
  • University of Chicago (adult)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (adult)
  • University of North Carolina (pediatric) 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Rida Mahmood, MPH at rmahmood@crohnscolitisfoundation.org.