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Trainees Outside of North America

Trainees Outside of North America

Membership is open to any person residing outside North America who is a fellow, trainee or scientist in a postdoctoral specialty training program in gastroenterology under the supervision of a member, international member or another person whose qualifications are acceptable to AGA.


Annual Dues

Application fee: $0

Stay up to date with the latest GI news and research.

Connect and engage with colleagues who share your passions and face similar challenges.
  • Section affiliations: Thirteen special interest groups. AGA members can join up to six.
  • Committees: Group of volunteer members assigned a mission and set of responsibilities associated with a particular area within the association. You must apply or be nominated for a committee appointment.
  • Academy of Educators: The home for educators within AGA.
  • Social media: Interact with AGA through a variety of social networks.
Improve your skill set with access to a variety of educational opportunities offered free or at a discount.
  • Digestive Disease Week® (DDW): The world’s largest gathering of GI professionals and one of the top 50 medical meetings.
  • DDSEP®: A diverse learning platform that allows you to prepare for the GI board exam, assess your knowledge and keep current on GI advances.
  • AGA Postgraduate Course: AGA Institute’s flagship educational course covering both basic science and clinical topics.
  • AGA’s Gastro Cards App: Test your knowledge with instant answers to vexing challenges from endoscopies to IBD and more.
  • AGA Gastroenterology Training Examination: Educational assessment tool designed to measure the progress of training and promote continuous improvement.
  • AGA University: Your home for in-person meetings, webinars and other educational tools designed to help you stay current with advances in the GI field and earn MOC/CME.

Advance your career with a variety of professional development opportunities.

  • Publish with AGA: Submit your research for publication in AGA’s premier journals and your abstracts for consideration for presentation at DDW. AGA members also save on publication fees for AGA’s digital journal, Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH).
  • Research and Travel Awards: Find nearly $2 million in research funding to encourage basic, clinical and translational discovery in GI and hepatology.
Prepare for your future in gastroenterology.

Save money by taking advantage of free journal subscriptions and special pricing on meetings and education.


GI & Hepatology News-$230
DDSEP ®-$543
AGA Postgraduate Course-$175
 Total Savings: $3,061

Journal prices are 2022 rates.

Roughly 25 percent of all AGA members live outside the U.S. This is a significant demographic of AGA membership and one that AGA is very interested in expanding. International AGA members live in 108 countries all over the world. The chart below shows the number of AGA members from each country (as of June 2017):
Canada 579 Japan 408 Australia 332
United Kingdom 191 Mexico 190 Germany 167
Netherlands 133 India 115 Switzerland 100
Brazil 93 Italy 90 Belgium 77
Israel 69 Republic of Korea 57 Thailand 57
Ireland 54 France 49 Spain 44
Argentina 43 Pakistan 34 Taiwan 34
Colombia 31 Peru 30 Singapore 30
Iran 29 New Zealand 29 Greece 27
Nigeria 26 Sweden 26 Egypt 24
Denmark 22 Romania 22 China 21
Saudi Arabia 21 Norway 19 Austria 18
Hong Kong 18 Philippines 18 Turkey 18
South Africa 16 Portugal 14 United Arab Emirates 14
Poland 13 Czech Republic 12 Guatemala 12
Chile 11 Dominican Republic 11 Ecuador 11
Finland 10 Russia 10 Kenya 9
Ukraine 9 Malaysia 8 Qatar 7
Serbia 7 El Salvador 6 Honduras 6
Hungary 6 Kuwait 6 Panama 6
Indonesia 5 Nicaragua 5 Cyprus 4
Jordan 4 Lebanon 4 Bahrain 3
Iraq 3 Korea, DR 3 Latvia 3
Slovenia 3 Sri Lanka 3 Uruguay 3
Vietnam 3 Albania 2 Barbados 2
Brunei Darussalam 2 Bulgaria 2 Costa Rica 2
Iceland 2 Netherlands Antilles 2 Palestine 2
Sudan 2 Tunisia 2 Venezuela 2
Aruba 1 Bangladesh 1 Belize 1
Bermuda 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 Botswana 1
Cameroon 1 Cote d’Ivoire 1 Croatia 1
Cuba 1 Ghana 1 Haiti 1
Jamaica 1 Kosovo 1 Mozambique 1
Myanmar 1 Oman 1 Paraguay 1
Slovakia 1 Trinidad and Tobago 1 Uzbekistan 1
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Contact AGA member relations at 301-654-2055 or email [email protected].