Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship
We welcome you to the Fellowship Program of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Our program offers an outstanding training opportunity in digestive diseases.
The program is designed to cover three years. The aim is to provide a broad range of experiences in both clinical and investigative gastroenterology hepatology. Matriculating fellows are expected to be well prepared for future careers in either academic or practice settings. Two to three fellows are accepted each year in the three-year general GI program.
Northwestern University offers state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of downtown Chicago, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. NMH has state of the art GI endoscopy procedure rooms, inpatient and outpatient facilities, conference facilities and an electronic medical record for inpatient and outpatient encounters.
The Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology is fortunate in having fulltime faculty clinical investigators with interests and expertise in several major areas of digestive disease. These areas include gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal motor disorders, gastrointestinal motility, functional gastrointestinal disorders, viral hepatitis, liver transplantation, chronic liver disease, colon cancer, peptic ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreaticobiliary disease, advanced endoscopy, clinical trials and outcomes research. Active clinical and/or basic science research efforts exist in these areas.
Teaching is an integral part of the fellowship program at Northwestern. Fellows learn through clinical rotations, outpatient clinics, specialty electives and numerous education conferences.
Submitting an Application for 2013
Fellowships in Gastroenterology & Hepatology are offered to MDs who have completed at least two years of post-graduate training in internal medicine in an ACGME accredited program. All applicants are expected to be board eligible in internal medicine when beginning the fellowship. This means that a physician must have completed the requisite predoctoral medical education, met the postdoctoral training requirements, and demonstrated clinical competence in the care of patients. It is expected that all Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellows will have passed USMLE I, II and III as requirements of training. Also, applicants must be eligible for an unrestricted Illinois Medical License. International graduates must possess a valid ECFMG certificate and valid visa or permanent resident status. The deadline for applications is July 15, 2012.
The fellowship application process is through ERAS: https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/fellowship_applicants/ . Fellowship selection occurs after the interview process and takes place through the NRMP fellowship match program: http://www.nrmp.org/fellow/index.html .
The Northwestern McGaw Center for Graduate Medical Education is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy learning environment and educational culture for all house staff, faculty and other members of the McGaw community including patients and employees of affiliated educational institutions and medical facilities. The commitment includes maintaining and educational environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment on the basis of any legally protected status. In accordance with Northwestern McGaw's educational goals and mission, and applicable law, Northwestern McGaw does not discriminate or tolerate harassment based on sexual, racial, national origin or any protected group status.
We thank you very much for your interest in our Fellowship Program. Again, please do not hesitate to contact us in writing or via email if you have any further questions.
Ikuo Hirano, M.D.
Director, Fellowship Program