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
The Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and
Nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital participates in ERAS, the Electronic
Residency Application Service of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Interested applicants should log onto the ERAS site to get more information about the submission
process and relevant fees. Fellowship applications
Completed ERAS Common Application Form
At least three (no more than four)
letters of recommendation
Medical school transcript
Medical Student Performance Evaluation
or letter from the dean of your medical school
Wallet-sized color photograph
USMLE or ECFMG scores
Personal Statement outlining 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
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.
Physician-Scientists in our Program are funded primarily through a training
grant provided by the NIH. As such, participation
is limited to physicians with American citizenship or green card status. Nonetheless,
foreign applicants interested in pursuing training as Physician-Scientists may 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, as well as
a written commitment for funding, must be in place prior to the close of the
ERAS match data. 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.
We are participating with the National Residency Matching
Program (NRMP). Applicants must register
with NRMP prior to interviewing.
We will accept applications and
supporting material from December 1, 2014 through January 15, 2015.
Interviews will be scheduled on Wednesdays in February,
March, and April.
Any questions should be addressed to:
Paul A. Rufo, MD, MMSc