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Fellowship Match

After a three-year residency in either internal medicine or pediatrics, prospective GI fellows enroll in another three-year residency in gastroenterology. AGA is here to help you through that transition and beyond.

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The NRMP provides an impartial venue for matching applicants’ and programs’ preferences for each other consistently, allowing a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education in the U.S.

Encourages fellowship applicants to pursue all options when applying to programs. The gastroenterology match resolution aims to ensure uniformity so that programs and applicants participate fairly, and to establish the principle that all positions should be filled through the Match or after Match Day.

This tool provides an efficient system of managing and transmitting your fellowship application.

If you trained outside of the U.S. or Canada and are interested in entering a U.S. training program, your first step is to contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The ECFMG assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter U.S. residency and fellowship programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME accredits all graduate medical programs in the U.S.

For GI Division Chiefs & Fellowship Directors

GI Match provides a 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.

  • Please distribute to your fellowship applicants the joint-society adopted resolution, approved November 2005 that encourages applicants to consider all programs before making an early and quick decision on where to train.
  • Contact your 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 NRMP’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 [email protected].

The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) is participating in an ABIM-approved GI/transplant hepatology pilot fellowship training program that allows eligible GI fellows to spend their third year training in transplant hepatology. If all GI and transplant hepatology competencies are achieved by the end of the third year, approved pilot fellows are eligible to take both GI and transplant hepatology ABIM certification examinations. This program is primarily designed to pilot a new competency-based training and assessment curriculum but has the potential of shortening training from four years to three. Any Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited GI fellowship program that has an affiliated ACGME-accredited transplant hepatology fellowship program is eligible to participate. Key information:

  • Eligible programs and interested fellows can apply to AASLD during the fellow’s second year.
  • We encourage programs to identify interested fellows during their first year to ensure that the potential pilot fellow can complete all clinical GI requirements by the end of the second year and is on a trajectory to complete all GI competencies by the end of the third year to a degree sufficient to allow the fellow to focus the majority of the third year on the achievement of competency in transplant hepatology.
  • Interested fellows cannot apply to the pilot program before they enroll in a GI fellowship program; however, we encourage fellows to discuss their interest in transplant hepatology and in the pilot when they apply, in part to determine whether participation in the pilot may be an option.

GI/Transplant Hepatology Pilot Fellowship Training Program FAQ Please contact the AASLD Transplant Hepatology Pilot Steering Committee Chair Oren Fix, MD, MSc, AGAF, at [email protected] for questions or additional information.

*Disclaimer: AGA does not evaluate the programs listed nor does publication imply approval by the association. Please visit the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for information on accreditation status. For information on certification in internal medicine and gastroenterology, please visit the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for requirements.


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