GI Fellowship Program
Under the direction of Robert E. Carroll, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, our GI program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will participate in the match for 2014. We anticipate open positions which are in the Research Track (2 years of research and 2 years of clinical) and Clinical Track.
The Research Track at UIC involves commitment to 2 years of basic science or translational research with minimal clinical training during this period. The last 2 years of our Research Track involves intensive clinical exposure and fellows will receive full training in all basic endoscopic procedures. There is no exposure to ERCP, EUS, or other advanced endoscopic techniques in the Research Track.
Admission to the UIC fellowship training program in gastroenterology is open to all physicians who are board-certified or board-eligible in Internal Medicine. Furthermore applicants should either be, or be eligible to be, licensed as physicians by the State of Illinois. UIC prefers that applicants use ERAS to apply. This program does not sponsor visas of any kind; all applicants must be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship.
Our program holds an NIH Training Grant to support the academic development of fellows in the research track. This program is fully accredited.
Approximately 3/4 of our former trainees are in private practice throughout the United States, with the remaining 1/4 occupying academic postions around the world.
Nature of Training
UIC offers 1-3 fellowship positions each year for highly qualified physicians dedicated to obtaining the highest quality training in all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology. The UIC program is distinctive because of its commitment to providing fellows with:
- The opportunity to learn all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
- An intensive exposure to all aspects of clinical hepatology, including transplantation
- The ability to obtain additional formal education including a Masters of Public Health
- Exposure to clinical, bench and transitional research opportunities
This training occurs in the shadow of one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, providing the trainee and their family with amazing opportunities.
The UIC training program provides fellows with full exposure to all aspects of gastroenterology. As a part of this training, fellows are urged to obtain advanced training (i.e., second tier training) in one of the following areas:
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Esophageal Disorders
Finally, the UIC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology maintains an active clinical and basic research environment. Trainees wishing to pursue academic careers will be provided with all the protected time necessary, and can be supported on the Division's NIH-funded training grant.
Attn:GI Fellowship Coordinator
University of Illinois at Chicago
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Medicine
840 South Wood Street
Room 718E CSB
Chicago, IL 60612-7323