Advanced IBD Preceptorship

This is a 12-month postgraduate training program in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

To be eligible to apply to our program, applicants must have:

  • Graduate from a three-year ACGME accredited gastroenterology training program.
  • Board eligible or board certified in gastroenterology.
  • Obtain a California medical license

Candidates will be selected to interview based on their application, CV, letters of recommendations, academic achievements, clinical evaluations, and career goals.

Educational Curriculum

The program is comprised of seeing inpatients and outpatients with inflammatory bowel disease under the supervision of GI faculty in the UCSD IBD Center.

At present, the Center's faculty are comprised of faculty from the Division of Gastroenterology: William J. Sandborn, M.D. (Director), Derek Patel, MD, and Barrett Levesque, M.D.  From the Department of Surgery: Sonia Ramamoorthy, M.D.,and Samuel Eisenstein, M.D., as well as gastrointestinal radiologists and pathologists.

The UCSD IBD Center also has a close link with Robarts Clinical Trials, which is a CRO owned by the University of Western Ontario and directed by Dr. Brian Feagan. Robarts Clinical Trials has an office in La Jolla, CA, and the fellow will have access to clinical research resources including statistical and data management support and research mentorship by Dr. Feagan through Robarts Clinical Trials.

The Advanced IBD preceptor will perform four half-day sessions in the IBD clinic, one half-day session of IBD endoscopy, do selected inpatient IBD consults on hospitalized patients, and three half-days of clinical research. There is a multi-disciplinary IBD conference every two weeks that the fellow will be expected to attend as well as the Division of Gastroenterology weekly conferences.

How to Apply?

Applicants interested in applying for this program can begin by emailing their CV to our Program Coordinator, Roslyn Lara (rlara@ucsd.edu).  Then submission of the documents below will complete their application.

The program's review period is January through June 15th.  Please submit the following documentation:

  • Application 
  • Current CV
  • (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Photograph of yourself
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2, 3 transcript

Non-US applicants can apply but must be eligible to obtain a H-1b visa and a California Medical License.

California Medical License. For more information, go to the
California Medical Board's website, http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Applicants/Physicians_and_Surgeons/

  • Proof of attending and receiving a medical degree from a medical school recognized by the California (Education must meet the requirements of California Business and Professions Code Sections 2089 and 2089.5)
  • Evidence of passing the USMLE Steps 1, 2, 3 (CK), 2 (CS)
  • Pass the background check (CA-DOJ and FBI)
  • Obtain a US Social Security Number

H-1b Visa

Must have taken and passed USMLE Steps 1, 2, & 3 or FLEX I and II. See link for more information, http://www.workpermit.com/us/medical_h1b_foreign_doctors.htm

Currently our July 2018 slot is flled, applications are being accepted for July 2019.

For additional information or questions, please contact Erin Kinoshita (ekinoshita@ucsd.edu).

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