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The Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition accepts fellowship applications only from candidates that are presently in or have graduated from an ACGME-accredited three-year internal medicine residency program.

Candidates should be eligible to take the Board Examination in internal medicine at the time of starting the fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology. We do not accept J1 and H1B visa applicants.

Applicants can apply to the program via ERAS, the online, electronic application service, beginning on July 15, 2015, for all positions beginning on July 1, 2016. However, applicants will be able to access ERAS effective July 1, 2015, to coordinate their application material. Applicants should transmit their applications as early as possible to ensure that they meet the Rush deadline of August 15, 2015. All completed applications will include three letters of recommendation, copies of USMLE scores, a personal statement and a curriculum vitae. Only materials sent via ERAS will be used in application screening.

The gastroenterology/hepatology fellowship will be participating in the MATCH for 2016 applicants. The schedule for applying and interviewing is as follows:

July 1, 2015 Applicants can begin to complete applications and apply to programs via ERAS.
July 15, 2015 Programs can access ERAS to download applications submitted to them.
August 15, 2015 All application materials must be submitted to ERAS for applicants to be considered for interviews for the Rush GI/Hepatology fellowship.
September-October, 2015 GI/Hepatology fellowship applicants are interviewed at Rush.
November 13, 2015 The Match Rank Order List Certifications are due from programs and applicants.
December 4, 2015 MATCH DAY! Match results for programs and applicants are posted to the NRMP website at 12 noon Eastern Time.

Interview Process

Applicants invited for interviews should plan to spend one day at Rush University Medical Center, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Invited applicants will meet with core faculty members of gastroenterology and hepatology, spend time with current gastroenterology/hepatology fellows, and take a tour of GI and hepatology facilities.

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