University of Southern California


AASLD NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship

Slots:                                                     One

Internal Deadline:                           Keck to coordinate.

LOI:                                                        N/A

External Deadline:                          January 15, 2020

Award Information:                        Type: Clinical Training (for Advanced Practice Provider)

Estimated Number of Awards:

Anticipated Amount: $78,000 for one year

Budgetary Requirements:           Money is for direct salary and benefit support only for the fellow. Fellowships are granted to the individual applicant; not the applicant’s institution. However, funds will be paid directly to the recipient’s institution. The fellowship will include complimentary subscriptions to HEPATOLOGY and Liver Transplantation for the duration of the fellowship period. Fellowships cannot be transferred to another institution and recipients cannot change their mentor without prior written approval from AASLD Foundation (AASLDF). Up to $400 of Fellowship funds paid to the institution can be used for the purchase of texts for the Fellow, subject to institution approval and policy.

Submission Process:                     Keck to coordinate.

Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:   

  1. 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, 2020. (no contingencies or exceptions)
  2. 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, 2020.
  3. The applicant must 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. 4. The applicant must be mentored during the fellowship period by an AASLD member clinical hepatologist who dedicates at least 50% of his/her time to the care of patients with liver diseases.
  4. Only one application per institution will be accepted for consideration.
  5. 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:
  1. Exposure to hepatology clinical research is favored however the applicant shall not assume the role of the dedicated research coordinator to ensure sound fundamental training in all areas of liver disease management.
  2. The applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., Mexico or Canada.
  3. The applicant will not hold other, similar fellowships during the fellowship period (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021).


Designed to increase the number of associate providers in clinical hepatology, the purpose of this program is to provide salary and benefit support for certified and licensed Nurse Practitioners (NP) or Physician Assistants (PA) pursuing a fullyear of training focused on clinical care in hepatology, beginning on July 1, 2020.

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:

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.