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Nurse Practitioner Fellowship Program

This intensive 12-month program is designed to provide advanced didactic education with a focused clinical experience so that graduates have the skills and knowledge to provide high-quality care in the specialty of gastroenterology and hepatology in any setting. The Practitioner Fellowship Program is integrated with the Division's Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship Program for physicians, so that first-year fellows in both programs receive comparable training experiences.

The program was created for recent nurse practitioner graduates who are planning a career in the specialty of gastroenterology and hepatology and for practicing nurse practitioners who wish to redirect their careers toward gastroenterology and hepatology.

The fellowship program is administered by the Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Program Director

Monica Riegert, DNP, CRNP
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
4940 Eastern Ave, A345A
Baltimore, MD 21224


The didactic curriculum includes weekly conferences (Journal Club and Grand Rounds) and monthly morbidity and mortality conferences. Topics include specific subspecialty areas such as:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hepatology
  • Transplant hepatology
  • Nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal oncology
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Management of patients undergoing basic and advanced endoscopic procedures
  • Motility

In addition, fellows will enroll in (as a special student) and complete one graduate level course at the JHU School of Nursing or School of Public Health.


Fellows will have experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings during their one-year program. Rotations include:

  • Inpatient gastroenterology service (3-4 months)
  • Inpatient liver service (2–3 months)
  • Outpatient gastroenterology and hepatology clinics (5–6 months)
  • Endoscopy procedural exposure

Program Length

The program length is one year.

Salary and Benefits

  • Stipend: $50,000 paid over 12 months
  • Paid vacation: 20 days
  • Health insurance
  • Professional liability insurance

How to Apply

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • Have a master's degree or higher in nursing
  • Have graduated from an accredited institution granting graduate-level academic credit for all course work that includes both didactic and clinical components for acute care, adult or family nurse practitioners
  • Have national certification as an adult, acute care or family nurse practitioner
  • Be eligible to successfully obtain an RN and advanced practice license and a written agreement in the state of Maryland. Please note that in addition to an advanced practice license, each NP must have an approved written agreement with a physician in order to practice in the state of Maryland. Please consult for forms and details.

Priority will be given to those who commit to a 12-month (minimum) term of employment at JHU in the GI division at current competitive salaries immediately following the fellowship.


March 15: Application deadline
April: Interviews scheduled
May: Notification 

Application Process 

In addition to an interview, the following documents are required:

  • Completed application form
  • A one-page narrative describing why you are interested in postgraduate training and future goals in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology
  • Current resume or CV
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one from a current or past supervising physician, in GI if appropriate