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The search fields below allow you to find a GI Fellowship Program by Institution, City, State, Country or Specialty (Advanced Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology—Osteopathic Program, Hepatology, IBD, Other 4th Year Programs, Pediatric GI, or Pediatric Transplant Hepatology). You can also click the Show All button to view all of the programs at once.

Match Information

General Match Information

Applicants may begin applying for 2019 positions to GI Fellowship programs through ERAS as of July 5, 2018. Programs may access ERAS to download and review applications starting July 15, 2018. Results of the match will be posted November 28, 2018 for positions beginning July 1, 2019.

The AASLD, ACG, AGA Institute, and ASGE, would like to reiterate the importance of participation. The Match provides a more streamlined and equitable system for GI recruitment. All programs, whether large or small, research or clinically focused, benefit from participation in the Match. However, the success of the Match depends on sustained participation by all GI training programs.

GI’s participation in the 2018 Match was successful with a match rate of 98.6%. To build on this success, we urge continued and expanded participation this year.

Following are links to two key documents for your use in participating in the Match:

Multi-Society Resolution Regarding GI Fellowship Applicants and

Guide for Gastroenterology Programs and Applicants on the NRMP and ERAS

Please distribute to your fellowship applicants the joint-society adopted Resolution that encourages applicants to consider all programs before making an early and quick decision on where to train. Additionally, we encourage division chiefs and training directors to contact their peers directly to engage in a constructive dialogue about the Match and the overall and multiple benefits of participating.

Training directors are strongly encouraged to assume direct responsibility for registering and entering all necessary data into the National Resident Matching Program’s registration system. This includes the program’s information and the number of positions entered into the Match per track. The Match agreement is legally binding; therefore, it is important that the Training Director ensures the accuracy of this data.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Maria Susano at msusano@gi.org.

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

In 2007, Gastroenterology enrolled in the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS) as an additional resource to improve the application process. ERAS takes advantage of today’s technology to provide a user-friendly, streamline application process for both training programs and fellowship applicants. The GI societies are now coordinating efforts to enroll gastroenterology into ERAS for positions to begin July 2019.

ERAS is a program offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges and provides applicants with a user-friendly interface to create and submit application material. This easy-to-use software also allows programs to manage the entire application process, from filing material to scheduling and ranking applicants. Its tools are customizable to help you quickly locate applicants with the characteristics your program is looking for in order to recruit the best applicants for your program.

To date, nearly 30 residency specialties and 18 subspecialties participate in ERAS. This means most if not all potential candidates for your program are already familiar with the ERAS process through their residency application experience. In fact, applicants have expressed overwhelming support for a universal, electronic web-based application over traditional paper application processes.

This service is free for participating programs; it is maintained by fees from applicants.

ERAS will send an email to GI training programs, along with enrollment information. Feel free to contact ERAS at 202-828-0400 with any questions you may have or visit ERAS at www.aamc.org/eras.

Match Schedule

July 5, 2018

ERAS Post Office opens to fellowship applicants. They can research GI programs and coordinate application materials (for more information see section VI of the Guide for Gastroenterology Programs and Applicants on the NRMP and ERAS). Applicants can electronically apply (through ERAS) to programs of their choice.

July 15, 2018

Programs can access ERAS to download applications submitted to them.

August 29, 2018

GI Match Opens for on-line registration by programs and applicants.

August – November 2018

Programs interview applicants.

October 3, 2018

The Match Rank Order List (ROL) opens for programs and applicants.

October 31, 2018

The Match Quota Deadline – the deadline on which programs must submit the final number of positions offered in each track to be matched.

November 14, 2018

The Match Rank Order List (ROL) Certifications due from programs and applicants.

November 28, 2018

Match Day! Match results for programs and applicants are posted to the NRMP website at 12:00 noon Eastern time.

Match Statistics

The GI Match successfully matched 98.6% of fellowship positions. A total of 183 programs committed 496 positions of which 489 were filled.

Training directors may access several reports on the GI Match using their NRMP log-in and password. Please visit www.nrmp.org. Click on My Reports or contact the NRMP directly at 866-653-6767.

Programs Not Participating in ERAS

For programs not participating in ERAS, applicants will be required to mail their application and accompanying documentation. Applicants must also be aware of the application deadline for these programs.

Some programs may use the Universal Application in addition to, or in lieu of, an individual institutional application. For a copy of the recently updated Universal Application, click here.

Tips for Applying to GI Fellowship Programs

The process of applying and successfully matching to a Gastroenterology fellowship program is a competitive one, with many factors playing a role in an applicant’s success.  In this competitive and rapidly changing application process and medical environment, keys to a successful career lie on optimizing resource utilization and availing educational and mentoring opportunities.  Taking these steps will better prepare the GI fellowship applicant for success in the match process and allow one to achieve career satisfaction during later stages of the medical profession.

Preparing a fellowship application can be a tedious endeavor, which involves requesting letters of recommendation, acquiring the medical school Dean’s letter and transcript, downloading USMLE scores, well-articulating goals into a personal statement, and then cataloguing all of one’s accomplishments, including research productivity, in the online Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) system.  Getting involved in scholarly activities early in residency training and bringing those projects to maturation are keys for distinguishing an application in order to be granted an interview.  Additionally, fellows need to research all the programs that are available for them to apply, and consider things like geography, VISA status, faculty and research niches when comparing programs.  Many residency programs may not have internal fellowship positions, and candidates apply and compete with internal residents of other academic centers. The critical role of mentoring for the fellowship application process and ongoing career development cannot be emphasized enough. Effective mentoring has been shown to lead to better career decisions, satisfaction and success.

With the help of ACG Training Committee and the Resident Initiative Task Force, lead by Dr. Tauseef Ali and Dr. Amy Oxentenko, and active participation and contribution by Dr. Nabil Fayad and Dr. Michelle Nazareth, we created a resource platform consisting of short educational and informative videos for internal medicine residents looking to explore a Gastroenterology Fellowship.

The Objectives of this resource platform are:

  • Detail the fellowship match process, including timeline and match statistics
  • Understand the differing gastroenterology fellowship tracks
  • Understand the application process for fellowship training
  • Provide tips on how to become a competitive candidate
  • Provide mentoring opportunities for feedback regarding an application
  • Detail the differing advanced fellowship tracks

We sincerely hope you will enjoy these videos and find them helpful.

1) Resource Platform for Residents Interested in a Career in Gastroenterology

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2) Residents’ Guide to a Gastroenterology Fellowship – Match Statistics

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3) Residents’ Guide to a Gastroenterology Fellowship – Research and Scholarly Activities

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4) Residents’ Guide to a Gastroenterology Fellowship – Networking

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5) Residents’ Guide to a Gastroenterology Fellowship – Fellowship Tracks

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6) Residents’ Guide to a Gastroenterology Fellowship – ERAS Application

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7) Residents’ Guide to a Gastroenterology Fellowship – Interview Tips

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8) Residents’ Guide to a Gastroenterology Fellowship – VISA Issues

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