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Trainees in North America


Trainees in North America

Membership is open to any fellow or trainee residing in North America (U.S., Canada, or Mexico) who has completed at least two years of postdoctoral training in internal medicine or a closely related specialty area and who is continuing formal training in gastroenterology; or any scientist, researcher or student with a post baccalaureate degree who is pursuing a full-time postgraduate degree or program of study concentrating on gastroenterology.

Free | $95

Annual dues

Free first year
$95 remaining years of fellowship

Application fee: free

AGA opens doors

We help prepare you for your future. Advance in GI with AGA trainee membership: 

  • Improve your skill sets. 
  • Stay at the forefront of the field. 
  • Get member-only access to career-building opportunities and networks. 
  • Save time and money. 

First year of trainee membership is free

AGA member benefits

Join AGA and save

CGH -$579
Gastroenterology -$848
GI & Hepatology News -$230
TIGE -$213
DDW® -$295
DDSEP® -$543
AGA Postgraduate Course -$175
Total Savings: $2,883
Journal prices are 2022 rates.

Improve your skill sets

Free DDW® registration (early bird).

Hundreds of free or discounted education, events and resources. (DDSEP®, AGA PG Course, AGA GTE, UpToDate)

Leadership development opportunities

As one of the cornerstones of member engagement within the AGA, AGA committees offer a platform to network, effect organizational change and obtain a leadership position — all while in training. Nominations open annually.

A pathway within the organization for selected participants to network, connect with mentors, develop leadership skills, and learn about AGA’s governance and operations while advancing their careers and supporting the profession.

NIH-funded program supporting underrepresented minority physician scientists to develop and strengthen their leadership, research and management skills with mentorship from top GI investigators. Scholars also network with underrepresented minority leaders who are shaping the future of academic medicine.

A one-year program offered by each of AGA’s journals, preparing early career GIs for future leadership positions in scientific publishing.

Stay at the forefront of the field

Gastroenterology: Leading monthly journal in the field of GI.
Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CGH): Official monthly clinical practice journal of the AGA Institute.
Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TIGE): Online, peer-reviewed journal publishing a comprehensive overview of clinical conditions and gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures.
Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH): A digital-only journal for digestive biology research.

AGA eDigest: Weekly e-newsletter covering important topics and news from the AGA Institute.

Today in Medicine: Daily news feed featuring the day’s top headlines.

AGA University Update

GI & Hepatology News: Official newspaper of the AGA Institute providing commentary about clinical developments and the impact of health care policy.

The New Gastroenterologist: A quarterly supplement to GI & Hepatology News that focuses on the needs of early career GIs.

Small Talk, Big Topics: A podcast for trainees and early career GIs.

AGA Institute’s premier online career center to fill or find a position.

Get member-only access to career-building opportunities and networks

Easily accessible career guidance and mentorship for AGA members – the only app of its kind in GI.

Find nearly $2.5 million in research funding to encourage basic, clinical and translational discovery in GI and hepatology.

Build experience working on short-term AGA initiatives.

Access mentorship and advocacy training.

Advance in a career as a clinical educator.

Expert insights and advice to help you successfully navigate your career journey.

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Contact AGA member relations at 301-654-2055 or email [email protected].