The advanced fellowship in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at the University of Colorado is a one-year intensive training experience in the management of complex IBD at the University of Colorado Crohn’s and Colitis Center. Applicants must have successfully completed, or be in good standing at, an accredited gastroenterology fellowship in the United States or are recent graduates of an accredited internal medicine residency program and are planning to matriculate into a general gastroenterology fellowship upon completion of the program. Upon completion of the advanced fellowship in IBD, the graduate fellow will be ready for independent practice as an IBD specialist. Emphasis will be placed on the inpatient and outpatient management of both average risk and complicated IBD, development of clinical and/or translational research projects, and mentorship towards a goal of establishing a successful IBD clinical practice.
The advanced IBD fellowship is located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado—a suburb of Denver, Colorado. The advanced IBD fellow will rotate with core faculty at our dedicated outpatient center, will lead the inpatient IBD service at the University of Colorado Hospital under the supervision of IBD faculty, and will participate in endoscopy at the endoscopy lab located within the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion. Additional clinical rotations with colorectal surgery, pediatric IBD, radiology, and pathology faculty will be allocated. Approximately 30% of time will be focused on research and scholarly activity.
The University of Colorado Crohn’s and Colitis Center is a multidisciplinary team of physicians and allied providers focused on providing excellent clinical care and conducting cutting-edge research. With seven IBD physicians, two advanced practice providers, and a dedicated clinical research staff, the Crohn’s and Colitis Center is the largest dedicated IBD center in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States and serves as a major referral center for the region. For more information, visit the Crohn's and Colitis Center Webpage
The learning objectives of the Advanced Fellowship in IBD were designed to address the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCF) task force’s Entrustable Professional Activities consensus for Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship Training in the United States. These Entrustable activities include:
Ideal candidates must hold an M.D. or equivalent degree and are recent graduates from an accredited internal medicine residency program or current fellows in their second or third year of GI training or recent graduates committed to developing a specialized expertise in IBD with a goal of continuing onto a career devoted to the care of patients with IBD.
We are now accepting applications for fellowship which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We are now currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year to start on July 1st, 2024.
In addition to completion of the application below, the following additional documents will be required:
Colorado IBD Fellowship Application Form
Upon completion of all application requirements candidates will have the opportunity to further interview with University of Colorado IBD faculty.
Please send completed applications and documents to: Waseem Ahmed, M.D. Waseem.Ahmed@cuanschutz.edu
Mark Gerich M.D., M.B.A. Director, University of Colorado Crohn’s and Colitis Center
Waseem Ahmed M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Crohn’s and Colitis Center