How To Apply
Message from the Program Director
"The focus of our fellowship training program remains constant. We are dedicated to helping our trainees to become excellent, fully trained, academic gastroenterologists; with the motto: Every consult is a chance to learn and a chance to teach."
We are happy to consider your application.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a Fellowship position?
Applications are accepted via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) only. We do not accept paper applications. For more information on how to apply via ERAS, please visit the ERAS Website.
What's the application deadline?
As we begin our review of applications in August, we suggest all application paperwork to be submitted by that time.
What qualifications do I need to apply?
A candidate is selected for Gastroenterology fellowship based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to: performance on standardized test, grades and transcripts, letters of recommendation, degree of research experience, personal statements, academic interests, ability to speak and understand English, completion of Internal Medicine Residency training, a minimum of "Board Eligible" status, and interview performance.
Please note: An applicant who is expected to graduate (or has graduated) from a non-LCME accredited foreign medical school must satisfy New York State’s “12-week rule” (10 NYCRR § 405.4(f)(1)) in order to be eligible to participate in a medical residency/fellowship training program in New York State.
The rule, promulgated by the New York State Department of Health, provides that an individual who graduates from a non-LCME accredited foreign medical school may not train in New York State if his/her medical school education includes more than 12 weeks of clinical clerkship rotations outside of the country in which his/her medical school is located, unless the individual is eligible for licensure under New York State Education Law § 6528*. The New York State Department of Education has approved a list of schools that are exempt from this general rule. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Does your program accept International Medical Graduates (IMG's)?
We accept international medical graduates if they have ECFMG certification; and they have done their residency in an ACGME accredited program.
What visa type is offered for PGY-1 residents?
We will sponsor J1 Visa, Permanent Resident, and EAD (H1B Visa's will not be sponsored).
Do you sponsor H-1 visa?
No, we do not. As mentioned previously, we will only sponsor J-1 visas.
Do you offer any Observership or Externship opportunities at your institution?
Please contact our Observership Office for observer opportunities.
When are interviews scheduled?
Interviews typically take place in September and/or October.
The Fellowship Selection Committee will extend interview invitations only after reviewing completed applications. We will contact interviewing candidates (by email) as early as possible to permit suitable travel planning.
What is your policy on rescheduling a previously scheduled interview?
Due to the complexity of the schedule, it is near impossible to reschedule an interview date once it is confirmed.
What should I do if I am unable to honor my scheduled interview?
Email the program coordinator as soon as you are aware of your need to cancel your interview. This will allow the interview spot to be filled with another candidate.
Will I be notified if the committee decides not to offer me an interview?
Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
When should I contact you to check the status of my application?
Although we would appreciate the opportunity to converse with you directly regarding your academic accomplishments, it is impossible to speak with individual applicants due to the enormous number of applications received. Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for interview will be contacted.