The program is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. It provides the trainees with a unique clinical experience by exposure to a variety of clinical cases. In addition, it is one of the few programs in the nation that provides training in ERCP during the three–year fellowship. The fellows will receive their training in a state–of–the–art facility that was built in 2002. We have superb faculty who will provide the fellows with the clinical and academic experiences in patient care, research and teaching in a variety of clinical settings that will enrich their training experience tremendously.
Graduates of our fellowship program are now members of faculties, department heads and program directors at academic medical centers throughout the U.S., as well as successful practicing gastroenterologists who are instrumental in providing their skilled services to the community. Our fellowship passing rate on the GI Boards is 100%.
There are three fellowship positions each year. All are clinical, but research is required and each fellow will be provided with a 6–month block of research. Both basic science research and clinical are available.
The fellowship program is highly rated and recently received an ACGME commendation.
The Division of Gastroenterology at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County accepts fellowship applications from candidates who are eligible to take the American Board Examination in Internal Medicine at the time of starting Fellowship in Gastroenterology.
The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and we abide by its regulations and deadlines. You can apply to our program via ERAS. All application packets must include:
- Three letters of recommendation
- Copies of USMLE scores
- Personal statement
- Medical school transcripts
- Curriculum vitae
The annual schedule typically follows this timeline:
July 1 – Applicants can electronically apply (through ERAS) to the program
July 15 – Programs can access ERAS to download applications
July 30 – GI Match opens for on-line registration by programs and applicants
August 31 – All application materials must be submitted to ERAS
October – Our program interviews applicants
Rank Order List (ROL) opens October