The NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship program provides salary and benefit support for certified and licensed Nurse Practitioners (NP) or Physician Assistants (PA) pursuing a full-year of training focused on clinical care in hepatology and is designed to:
In order to be eligible for this fellowship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
A minimum of three clinical conferences per week. (May include grand rounds or multidisciplinary conferences.)
Participation in a liver biopsy conference. Training may include performance and management of liver biopsy if the trainee’s licensing body, state, and institution permit this practice scope. The majority of the applicant’s time (>80%) will be focused on clinical care in hepatology.
Fellowship Period: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
An award of $78,000 will be provided for one year. Money is for salary ($65,000) and benefit support (up to $13,000) for the recipient. Fellowships are granted to the individual applicant not the applicant’s institution; however funds will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution.
The 66th Annual Meeting
The recipient’s travel-related expenses incurred to attend the 66th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA will be reimbursed up to $1,000 and according to guidelines provided prior to the meeting.
The award will include complimentary subscriptions to HEPATOLOGY and Liver Transplantation for the duration of the fellowship period.
Recipient and their mentor must provide quarterly reports documenting progress. The reports should contain patient log sheets summarizing case load, detailed conference and reading logs, evaluation forms, and a narrative description of what the recipient is doing differently than in the previous quarter as well as prior to the fellowship. A final report must be filed by the recipient and the mentor summarizing activities related to this fellowship. A financial report from the institution must be provided at the end of the fellowship period. The recipient’s institution will be notified of reports that are not received.
Candidates will be evaluated based upon their background and their commitment to a career in adult or pediatric clinical hepatology. Specifically, candidates will be reviewed based on:
Incomplete applications and applications that fail to adhere strictly to the instructions (including the submission deadline, page limitations and required signatures) will not be reviewed. All decisions are final.
Download Application (PDF)
The application deadline for this fellowship is 11:59 PM EST, February 5, 2015.
Submit application in a single PDF document named as follows:
Last, First intitial - Award name Example: (Smith, J - NPPA Fellowship)
After August 1, 2014, submit your application here.
One copy of the complete application must be mailed to AASLD addressed as follows:
AASLD- NP/PA Fellowship/1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 400/Alexandria, VA 22314
Questions should be addressed to email@example.com.