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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: Siddharth Singh, MD (Director), Derek Patel, MD, Brigid Boland, MD, and William J. Sandborn, MD. From the Department of Surgery: Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD and Samuel Eisenstein, MD, as well as gastrointestinal radiologists and pathologists.

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.

  • Application (doc)
  • Current CV
  • (3) Letters of Recommendation [One letter from your current Program Director]
  • Photograph of yourself
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2, 3 transcript

Non-US applicants 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,

  • 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

IBD Advanced Preceptorship slot for the July 1, 2022 start date has been filled. We will be reviewing applications October 1, 2021 through February 28, 2022 for the July 1, 2023 slot.

Contact Us

For additional information or questions, contact our IBD Program Coordinator: