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Application Process


Seven to ten positions are available on a competitive basis each year in the Gastroenterology Fellowship. This includes positions in two tracks: the Clinical Scholar Track and the National Institutes of Health-Sponsored Track.


Applicants must have three years of accredited postgraduate education in internal medicine and have an interest in gastroenterology as a clinician-scholar, clinical investigator, or basic/translational physician-scientist.

Please note that you must be a U.S. citizen or have a permanent immigrant status to be eligible for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Sponsored Track.

Also see general admissions requirements for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

How to apply

The academic year begins July 1.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by July 31 of the year preceding the program start date.

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for fellowship applicants.

  1. Visit the ERAS for fellowship applicants website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials. This fellowship requires that one of your three letters of recommendation be from your internal medicine program director.
  2. Appointments are made through the Gastroenterology Match, included under the Medical Specialties Matching Program, which is sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). You must register for the match in addition to applying through ERAS.
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted on selected dates in September and October each year.

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