How to Apply

The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program offered at the University of Arizona College of Medicine is a clinical track with opportunities for clinical and translational research.

Physicians interested in this fellowship program may apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and will be part of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Fellowship Match.

Prerequisites for the application to the Fellowship Program include that the candidates:

  • Be a graduate of a medical school recognized by the ACGME or a graduates of a foreign medical schools who has already obtained a standard ECFMG Certificate.
  • Have proof of having passed Part I, Part II and Part III of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE).
  • Be either already board-certified in internal medicine or shall have proof that the candidate will be board-eligible in internal medicine by the time he/she starts the fellowship.
  • Have proof of U.S. citizenship, a valid residency or J-1 visa. This program does not support H1-B visas.

All accepted candidate must obtain an Arizona postgraduate training permit.

A Fellow accepts appointment as a Clinical Assistant in the Program. It is understood that appointments at the UA College of Medicine are year-to-year, and subject to annual renewal, pursuant to Chapter 4, University Handbook for Appointed Personnel and the Arizona Board of Regents Policy Manual, 6-301, et seq.

Application Requirements

Your ERAS application will require the following documentation and should be uploaded here.

  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A letter / evaluation from the Department Chair or Training Program Director
  • USMLE scores
  • ECFMG certificate (see “International Medical Graduates,” below)
  • Medical school transcript
  • Certificate of completion (or good standing in) ACGME accredited residency (can be in Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine)
  • Personal statement

International Medical Graduates

Graduates of foreign medical schools are welcome to apply to the Fellowship provided they have passed the FMGEMS exam and have a standard ECFMG Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Fellows must either have U.S. Citizenship, permanent residency status or a valid J-1 visa status. Again, this fellowship program is unable to accept candidates with H1B visas.

Timeline and Deadlines

The ERAS and National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) websites have information for fellowship application and match registration deadlines. It is generally recommended applicants begin gathering their application materials in January in order to be ready to apply by July. It is highly recommended you have taken “Step III” (pre-boards residency exam). ERAS begins transmitting applications to the fellowship programs in early to mid-July. It is highly recommended that your application be completed and submitted by this point. The application review process starts the last week of July thru the month of August. Interview offers go out shortly after the review process. Interviews occur over a 6-8 week period starting the last week of August through the last week of October (This may vary depending on the application deadlines for ERAS and NRMP.). Rank lists are due in mid-November and the match announcement is in early December.

Please note, you must apply through ERAS and register for participation in the match through the NRMP Fellowship Medical Specialties Matching Program.

What to Expect

The ERAS and NRMP websites have information for fellowship application and match registration deadlines. It is generally recommended applicants start gathering application materials in January to be ready to apply by July. It is highly recommended you have taken “Step III” (pre-boards residency exam). ERAS begins transmitting applications to the fellowship programs in early to mid-July. It is highly recommended your application be completed and submitted by this point. The application review process starts the last week of July through August. Interview offers go out shortly after the review process. Interviews occur over a 6-8 week period beginning the last week of August through October (This may vary depending on the application deadlines for ERAS and NRMP.). Rank lists are due in mid-November and the match announcement is in early December.

Contact

Administrative Associate
(520) 626-3992