NP (Nurse Practitioners) / PA (Physician Assistants) Clinical Hepatology Fellowship Program

Funding Agency:
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

The NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship 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:

  • Increase the number of associate practitioners in clinical hepatology.
  • Facilitate the transition (or shift in emphasis) into clinical hepatology for associate practitioners.
  • Increase access for liver disease patients to adequately trained clinicians.


Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021

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Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for this award, the applicant must adhere to the following guidelines.

The applicant must:

  • Be a fully certified and licensed nurse practitioner, physician assistant, clinical nurse specialist or advanced practice nurse on or before July 1, 2021.
  • The applicant must have no more than 18 months of experience as an NP, PA, CPN, APN in hepatology and/or transplant hepatology (adult and/or pediatric) as of July 1, 2021.
  • Be a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) at the time of award application and maintain active membership for the duration of the award period.
  • The applicant must be mentored during the fellowship period by an AASLD member clinical hepatology who dedicates at least 50% of her/his time to the care of patients with liver diseases.
  • The applicant’s training must occur in an environment conducive to training in hepatology and that ensures the competencies of the NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship Curriculum will be obtained. The program must include:
    • 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.
  • Exposure to hepatology clinical research is favored however the applicant shall not assume the role of dedicated research coordinator to ensure sound fundamental training in all areas of liver disease management.
  • The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the US, Mexico, or Canada.
  • The applicant will not hold other, similar fellowships during the fellowship period (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022).



Amount Description

An award of $78,000 will be provided for one year. Money is for salary and benefit support 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.

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident


Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

January 15, 2021