Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship

The gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship is a three-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited program providing training in digestive diseases and endoscopic procedures. Upon completion, you will be board-eligible for certification in gastroenterology, with a fourth year of training in advanced endoscopy also available.

Rush University Medical Center is a tertiary referral center ranked among the nation’s top 40. Home to one of the Midwest’s most active liver transplant centers, Rush attracts a wide variety of gastrointestinal and hepatologic illnesses, exposing fellows to a broad range of pathologies. Skilled faculty lead the program and include 18 gastoenterologists, 6 hepatologists, a nutritional epidemiologist and three gastrointestinal researchers.

How to apply

Our program accepts three new fellows each year. Candidates must have completed or be in an ACGME-accredited three-year internal medicine residency program and eligible to take the board examination in internal medicine by the start of the fellowship. We do not accept J1 and H1B visa applicants.

Please apply via the Electronic Residency Application Service starting on July 15, for positions beginning July 1.

A complete application must also include the following:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copies of U.S. Medical Licensing Examination scores
  • A personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae

All application materials must be submitted through ERAS for applicants to be considered for interview between July 15 to August 15 and reviewed.  Invitations to interview with our program will be sent out in August.  This fellowship participates in the National Residency Matching Program.

Interview process

2021 Interview Dates: 

Due to COVID-19, our fellowship interviews will be conducted virtually.  Our interview months are September or October and interviews are held during the week; 4 days are for clinical and 1 day for research.    Additional information will be posted in the beginning of 2021. 

GI Fellowship Coordinator