AGA CORE Program FAQ
If you have questions about the CORE Program, please review this FAQ for more information.
For answers to questions not covered by the FAQ, please contact Monique Dyson via email or by phone at (301) 272-1188.
AGA does not make any decisions regarding applications, nor can we guarantee your acceptance in any program. We can, however, offer these suggestions for applicants looking to put forward the best application:
Each of the programs listed receive numerous requests from individuals looking for clinical or research opportunities. However, programs listed are affiliated with members of the AGA International Subcommittee who are eager to host AGA’s international members. We recommend that you clearly define your goals for the program prior to submitting an application. You may also want to indicate qualities that make you stand out above other applicants (prior research experience, career achievements, board scores, etc). It may also be helpful to research the institution and its faculty by visiting the institution’s website so that you can clearly articulate how your goals for your clinical/research experience align with the interests and mission of the program.
Individuals should visit the U.S. Visas website of the U.S. Department of State for more information on travel requirements. AGA is unable to assist with visa applications. The contact person at each institution can provide information on how to obtain a visa, and any other travel requirements
Once accepted to a program, work with your program’s coordinator to see if they are aware of any funding opportunities for which you may qualify. Also, an online search may help you identify funding opportunities while participating in an international exchange to the U.S.
Opportunities vary among programs, with some offering customizable experiences. Please contact the representative of the institution you are interested in visiting for more information.
There may be local facilities available for lodging and accommodations, but this will vary by program. The contact person at each institution can provide you with housing information.
Once accepted into a program, your institution will be a valuable resource to prepare for your arrival. Consider also contacting your country’s embassy for more information (usembassy.gov/).