Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Application Process
We will be interviewing for positions beginning in August 2019. ERAS is used for applications to our program for fellowship. For more information, contact ERAS. We participate in the NRMP match. Please contact the NRMP for detailed information and enrollment in the match or see the schedule for the application process.
Training can be found at the web site for the American Gastroenterological Association. Combined University of Maryland/NIH Scholars Program, or both through the NRMP web site. Our programs use the following NRMP program numbers:
- 1252144F0 University of Maryland Program
- 1252144F1 University of Maryland/NIH Scholars Program
- 1252144F3 University of Maryland/Mercy Medical Center
Advanced Training is available in the following areas:
- Transplant Hepatology Fellowship (AASLD-ABIM pilot program or 4th year)
- Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship (4th year)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship (4th year)
We also offer a T32 Training Grant Supported Research Track for those interested in research and obtaining advanced masters or additional doctoral training.
We welcome applications from all qualified individuals irrespective of sex, racial or ethnic background, religious affiliation or marital status. Candidates are selected for T32 positions outside of the match. Interested applicants should apply through ERAS to the University of Maryland Program.
Review of applications begins in July when the ERAS post office opens to programs. Applicants are urged to complete their applications prior to this time, although applications are reviewed up to August 31. After applying to our program, please check your ERAS frequently. Invitations, confirmation of your interview, and other correspondence will be sent ONLY via ERAS.
The following materials must be submitted through ERAS no later than August 1:
- ERAS application
- Curriculum vitae (ERAS format is acceptable)
- Personal statement
- Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) or "Dean's letter"
- Three letters of recommendation, preferably including one from the Chair of the Department of Medicine or Residency Program Director
- Medical school transcript
- USMLE Step 1 scores
- USMLE Step 2 scores
- Your email address
If you are an International Medical Graduate, please note the following requirements. Further information about visas is available.
- Valid ECFMG certificate, including successful completion of the CSA.
- The University of Maryland Medical Center adheres to the standards and guidelines for the employment of non-immigrants as established by federal immigration laws and the U.S. Department of Labor. Non-immigrant alien residents or fellows will be sponsored under the J-1 visa program unless they have graduated from an accredited U.S. medical school.
- Board eligibility in Internal Medicine prior to starting the Fellowship in Gastroenterology, which usually requires current enrollment or completion of a three-year residency in an approved training program in Internal Medicine in the United States prior to fellowship.
- Although specific minimum USMLE scores are not required for the residency program, it is highly desirable to have USMLE scores over 215 for all applicants. Applicants with failing USMLE scores will not be granted interviews.
Upon review of these materials, you will receive an email informing you if an interview has been granted. Interviews are conducted from early August through October. Reduced rates at nearby hotels are available.
For further questions, please reach out to our fellowship coordinator Debra Braxton at email@example.com