Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Clinical Gastroenterology Fellowship


Program Overview

The goal of the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Clinical Gastroenterology Fellowship is to provide a one-year postgraduate gastroenterology training program for an APP in a clinical outpatient setting, designed to develop a specialization in gastroenterology through didactic education and clinical experience. The curriculum will provide the fellow with the background information necessary to successfully identify the main clinical manifestations, causes, and the differential diagnosis of the major types of gastrointestinal diseases and their complications. 


  • Graduate of an ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant or AANP program in the United States.
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s- Board eligible or certified.
  • BLS and ACLS
  • Eligible Physician Assistant Candidates must have passed the PANCE examination prior to the beginning of the fellowship but can apply prior to taking boards.


The Curriculum will be primarily focused in an outpatient GI setting with core rotations including general digestive health, therapeutics (pancreas and hepatobiliary disease), esophageal clinic, inflammatory bowel disease and motility disorders. In addition, the fellow will have exposure within our subspecialties including hepatology, colorectal surgery, nutrition, hereditary colorectal neoplastic clinic, bariatric surgery, and inpatient hospital service. The core clinic rotations will range from four to eight weeks and the subspecialty rotations will range from one to three weeks. 

In between clinic days, the fellow will have 1-2 days per week for admin and didactics, which may be done on campus or at home. During this time, the fellow will be responsible for completing assigned reading materials and modules through the ACG Fellowship Student portal.

At the end of each rotation, fellows will complete a competency exam as well as a self-assessment. The preceptor will also evaluate the fellow.


Upon graduating, the fellow will receive a certificate from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, which verifies they have completed all of the components outlined in the curriculum and have achieved program competencies. Our intent is to hire the fellow at the completion of their training.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to the CU GI APP Fellowship, applications will be accepted via the CU Careers website. This link is coming soon! The application will include two letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, a short personal essay and a copy of an unofficial transcript. Applications will be accepted until March 15th with the fellowship awarded by May 2024.

Interview and Selection Process

Fellows are selected every 12 months, with a start date of September 1, 2024. Application and Interview time frames for these dates are as follows but subject to change:

  • January 1, 2024 to March 15, 2024: Applications accepted
  • March 15, 2024 to April 15, 2024: Interviews
  • May 1, 2024: Selection determination and Credentialing
  • September 1, 2024: Fellowship Begins 

    Please note that all applications will be reviewed after the application due date, with a response from leadership expected in the following 1-2 weeks. If circumstances require communication with program leadership before the due date, please reach out to Cate Brady at

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