Applying to our GI Fellowship

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Application Process and Forms

We are currently recruiting for a total of 4 Fellowship positions with a start date of July 1, 2016. This will include 3 Physician-Scientist positions and 1 Clinician-Innovator position. For more details regarding the curricula differences, please read the Description of the Program.

Boston Children's Hospital participates in ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Interested applications should log onto the ERAS site to get more information about the application process and relevant fees. Fellowship applications should include:

1. Completed ERAS Common Application Form (CAF)
2. At least three (no more than four) letters of recommendation
3. Medical school transcript
4. Medical Student Performance Evaluation/ letter from the dean of your medical school
5. Wallet-sized color photograph
6. USMLE or ECFMG scores
7. Personal Statement: Please outline the reasons for your interest in pursuing a career in Pediatric Gastroenterology, as well as your academic plans and research interests. You may also wish to comment on your particular interest(s) in obtaining either Physician-Scientist and/or Clinician-Innovator training; and
8. Updated curriculum vitae

For more information, please feel free to contact Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSC, Director of Fellowship Training or Benjamin Paret, Coordinator of the HMS Fellowship in Pediatric GI/Nutrition at the e-mail address and telephone number provided below.

Foreign Applicants:
Physician-Scientists in our Program are funded through an NIH training grant, and participation is therefore limited to those physicians with American citizenship or green card status. Foreign applicants may also choose to seek and secure independent funding from Principal Investigators in basic science laboratories to complete their research training. However, concrete plans and a commitment for funding must be in place prior to the start of fellowship training.

Qualified applicants without citizenship or green card status may apply for our Clinician-Innovator Program. This is a very competitive curricula focused on the training and career development of young clinical educators of promise.

Selection Process:
1) We are participating with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants must register with NRMP prior to interviewing.
2) We will accept applications and supporting material from December 1, 2014 through January 15, 2015.
3) Interviews will be scheduled on Wednesdays in February, March, and April.

Questions should be addressed to Benjamin Paret at 617-919-2552 or 


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