Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Application Process

To be eligible for the Gastroenterology Fellowship program, applicants must:

  • Have graduated from a U.S. or Canadian medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or graduated from a foreign medical school and have a current valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Be currently enrolled in, or have recently completed, a three-year residency program in internal medicine. Proof of this training and successful completion of the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies must be submitted prior to the fellowship start date

Application Process

Applicants interested in pursuing the Gastroenterology Fellowship program must submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).

Candidates who are selected to interview will be notified by email of available dates to schedule an interview. Interviews are held virtually and typically scheduled from mid-September to mid-October.

Application Deadline 


Submitting an Application

  1. Complete your application through ERAS
  2. Register with the NRMP

Required Documents

As part of the ERAS process, prospective fellows will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Completed MyERAS Application 
  • USMLE Step 1, 2, and 3 scores
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Exchange Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates certification (if applicable)
  • Personal statement explaining career choice and goals
  • Four letters of recommendation, one of which should be from Program Director of Residency Program
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Current photograph

International Graduates and Non-U.S. Citizens Requirements

International graduates and non-U.S. citizen graduates of American medical schools must have:

  • Passed the ECFMG and USMLE exams
  • Graduated from medical school within the past five years
  • USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3 scores (Step 2 score of 200+ on the first attempt)
  • A valid ECFMG Certification at the time of application
  • A J-1 visa
  • The ability to obtain a North Carolina Residency Training License
  • At least one year of hands-on clinical experience in the U.S. (observerships and research do not qualify)

International medical graduates may also enter the training program if they have obtained a green card or have become a naturalized citizen.