The GI Fellowship training period in gastroenterology extends over a period of three years. There is one Fellow per year of training. The educational goals of the Division of Gastroenterology embrace mastering the comprehensive clinical and technical skills of a consultant/specialist in gastroenterology by a combination of bedside and didactic teaching of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology, and closely supervised training in all major technical procedures. Appropriate importance is placed on in-patient and outpatient care and practice-based learning. Due emphasis is also given to the needs of society, a commitment to scholarship and high standards of clinical research, and to interpersonal skills and communication with all colleagues in the health professions. Although we emphasize the acquisition of medical knowledge and technical skills, we also strongly emphasize appropriate medical practice, which entails judgment, the art of medicine, and values learned from mentors and role-model clinicians. We point out the limitations of knowledge and incorporate consideration of cost awareness, risk-benefit ratio for the patient and outcomes research. Through these learning processes, the Fellows will be able to adapt to the scientific and technological changes in medicine as they occur. From time to time, the Fellows will be expected to lecture to lay societies, or to participate in demonstrations designed to teach the community. We also encourage the Fellows' participation in clinical research.
The Division of Gastroenterology is comprised of a number of individuals, each contributing their unique personalities, skills, and expertise which have created an environment of excellent patient care, education and research, of which we are all very proud. We are proud that we work as part of a team in a spirit of cooperation and invite you to participate in this endeavor.
During the course of training, the GI Fellow will also be exposed to a wide variety of colleagues from various branches of the health professions. These fields include family practice, internal medicine, surgery, OB-gynecology, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology, oncology, pediatrics, psychiatry and psychology, social services, nutrition, rehabilitation, pharmacy, speech-swallow service, ostomy service, the Center for Research and Education, the Center for Ethics and Medical Humanities, pastoral services, and many others. The Fellow will learn much from these colleagues.
Applications for the Gastroenterology fellowship training program are accepted exclusively via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) beginning December 1 through January 31. Complete applications with all relevant documentation must be posted to ERAS by the deadline date. Incomplete applicant files will not be reviewed for candidacy.
Required elements of the ERAS file should include:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal statement
- Medical school transcripts
- USMLE, COMLEX or equivalent examination results with dates
- Letters of recommendation that include Residency Program Director and a minimum of three (3) additional letters from faculty members directly familiar with your experience
- ECFMG certificate, if applicable
- Visa status, if applicable
- Recent photo
Application files will be reviewed and candidates identified in February.
Interviews will be scheduled for March/April.
Gastroenterology Program Specialist
1775 Dempster Street, 6 South
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Phone: 847.723. 4756