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Applicant Information

The Gastroenterology three-year training program participates in the National Matching Program to determine fellow selection.

  • Applicants are required to submit a completed application form, and to provide a narrative personal statement, letter from their residency program director, dean's letter, and two additional letters in support of their candidacy. This is done only through ERAS.
  • Applications that are complete are viewed by the Program Director. Applicants are then identified for an interview here at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
  • Interviews are conducted by the Program Director, Division Chief and three other faculty in the Division.

Application Process

Our GI Fellowship program is enrolled through NRMP in the Medical Specialties Matching Program. Our listing has been University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital – NY. Our website is: www.urmc.rochester.edu/medicine/gastroenterology. We will be offering positions in the Clinical Track only at this time. Our program is registered to participate in ERAS and this is the only way we will receive applications. Our application deadline is July 15, 2016. We will not be reviewing new applications after this time.

Consistent with the ERAS Application Form, we do require the following additional documentation:

  • Official Medical School Transcripts
  • Copy of USMLE score reports
  • Curriculum Vitae: Be sure that your honors are clearly detailed with attention to honor society memberships and awards, and also your research and scholarship experience with respect to abstracts, presentations, articles, lab experience and any advanced degrees.
  • A personal statement of projected career plans, and a description of yourself, your background and what you perceive to be your strengths as a fellowship applicant
  • A Dean’s letter from your medical school
  • A letter of reference from your Medicine Residency program director
  • Two letters of professional reference in addition to the Dean’s letter and program director’s letter (total of 4 letters)
  • A personal photograph is requested to facilitate the interview process
  • ECFMG certificate if applicable. International medical graduates must be US citizens, permanent residents, or possess an active J1 visa. The University of Rochester does not accept H1 visas for GI fellowship training.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Frequently asked Questions regarding the University of Rochester Gastroenterology fellowship Program.

  • Our 3 first-year positions with a start date of July 1, 2015 are full. We are participating in the ERAS application system for the 2016-2017 recruitment season for 3 positions with a start date of July 1, 2016
  • Interviews will be conducted between September and October.
  • If you are selected for an interview you will be notified by e-mail and/or phone call.
  • Only U.S. Citizens/permanent residents and J-1 visas sponsored by the ECFMG are considered for clinical training.
  • We require four letters of reference, with one of these letters from the applicant's current program director.

Contact Person

Program Coordinator
Laurie Trobia

laurie_trobia@urmc.rochester.edu
Gastroenterology Fellowship
Strong Memorial Hospital
Box 646
Fax: (585) 276-1911