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, Fellowship Program Director or Benjamin Paret, Coordinator of the HMS Fellowship in Pediatric GI/Nutrition at the 
e-mail address and telephone numbers 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 or clinical research groups to complete their research training in Boston. However, concrete plans and a written commitment for funding must be in place prior to the start of fellowship training.  All funding plans must be reviewed by both the Program Director and Division Chief.

Qualified applicants without U.S. citizenship or green card status are eligible to apply to train as Clinician-Innovators in our Program. This is a competitive curricula focused on the training and career development of young clinical educators of exceptional 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:

Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc 


Benjamin Paret                                           



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