How To Apply
Message from the Program Director
"The focus of our fellowship training program remains constant. We are dedicated to helping our trainees to become excellent, fully trained, academic gastroenterologists; with the motto that—Every consult is a chance to learn and a chance to teach.—"
We are happy to consider your application.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a Fellowship position?
Applications are accepted via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) only. We do not accept paper applications. For more information on how to apply via ERAS, please visit the ERAS 2010 for Residency Applicants .
How do I find your program?
We will participate in the NRMP (National Resident Matching Program) .
What's the application deadline?
As we begin our review of applications in July, we suggest all application paperwork to be submitted by that time.
What qualifications do I need to apply?
A candidate is selected for GI fellowship based on a number of factors. These include, but are not limited to: performance on standardized test; grades and transcripts, letters of recommendation; degree of research experience; personal statements; academic interests; ability to speak and understand English; completion of Internal Medicine Residency training and at least "Board Eligible" status; and interview performance.
Does your program accept International Medical Graduates (IMG's)?
We accept international medical graduates if they have ECFMG certification; and they have done their residency in an ACGME accredited program.
What visa type is offered for PGY-1 residents?
We will sponsor J1 Visa, Permanent Resident, and EAD. (H1B Visa's will not be sponsored.)
Do you sponsor H-1 visa?
No we do not. As mentioned previously, we will only sponsor J-1 visa.
Do you offer any Observership or Externship opportunities at your institution?
Please contact the Department of Medicine @ http://www.upstate.edu/medresidency/prospective/observership.php
When are interviews scheduled?
From July through October.
The Fellowship Selection Committee will extend interview invitations only after reviewing completed applications. We will contact interviewing candidates (by email) as early as possible to permit suitable travel planning.
What is your policy on rescheduling a previously scheduled interview?
Due to the complexity of the schedule, it is near impossible to reschedule an interview date once it is confirmed. We ask that applicants take special care in picking their interview dates, in order to avoid having to request a change.
What should I do if I am unable to honor my scheduled interview?
Email the program coordinator as soon as you are aware of your need to cancel your interview. This will allow the interview spot to be filled with another candidate.
Will I be notified if the committee decides not to offer me an interview?
Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
When should I contact you to check the status of my application?
Although we would appreciate the opportunity to converse with you directly regarding your academic accomplishments, it is impossible to speak with individual applicants due to the enormous number of applications received. Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for interview will be contacted.