The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, at 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 hepatologyThe 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 program is distinctive because of its commitment to provide the 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 (MPH) degree.

  • Exposure to clinical, bench and translational research opportunities.



Robert E Carroll, MD
Director GI Fellowship Program
Associate Professor



Admission to the UIC Gastroenterology Fellowship Program is open to all physicians who are board-certified or board-eligible in Internal Medicine. Additionally, applicants should be licensed, or eligible to be licensed, as physicians by the State of Illinois.

This training program does not sponsor visas of any kind; all applicants must be able to provide proof of U.S. permanent residency or citizenship.

Gastroenterology fellowship applications should be submitted via the ERAS system.


Application deadline
: July 31
(2017 fellowship applications would need to be submitted by July 31, 2016).  

Interviewing period: Late-September to October.

Matching: Early November through the NRMP fellowship match program.


When submitting an application through
ERAS, please be sure to include the following documents in addition to the ERAS common application:

  1. Current CV

  2. Minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation

  3. Medical Student Performance Evaluation

  4. Medical School Transcript

  5. United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Score Transcript

  6. Personal Statement


  • We provide trainees with full exposure to all aspects of gastroenterology. This training is provided by full-time faculty who are clinical, translational and basic science investigators with interests and expertise including, but not limited to, digestive disorders, pancreatic diseases, biliary diseases, nutrition, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal motility, colon cancer, viral hepatitis, liver cancer, liver transplantation, small bowel transplantation, esophageal diseases, acute and chronic liver disease, ERCP, and endoscopic ultrasound. 

  • We maintain an active clinical and basic science research environment. Upon completion of our training program, fellows will have the clinical and teaching skills necessary to take a leading role in academic or clinical gastroenterology. 


  • Approximately ¾ of our program trainees are in private practice throughout the United States; the remainder occupies positions in academia around the world. 

  •  Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


Our Research Track (4-year program) involves commitment to two years of basic science or translational research with minimal clinical training during this period. The last two years involve intensive clinical exposure and basic endoscopic procedures. There is no exposure to ERCP, EUS, or other advanced endoscopic techniques in the Research Track.  Trainees wishing to pursue academic careers will be provided with the protected time necessary, and can be supported on our NIH-funded training grant.


Our clinical track spans three (3) years, although additional training in the following areas are encouraged:

For additional information about our fellowship programs, please write to us via email at or by mail at the address below:

Attention:  Fellowship Program Coordinator

University of Illinois at Chicago

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (MC716)

840 South Wood Street, Suite 718E

Chicago, Illinois 60612-7323