Thank you for your interest in the University of Illinois MTGP training program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Pre-doctoral Fellows
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Accepted in UIC GEMS or MSTP program

Post-doctoral Fellows
U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Not already received 2 years of post-doc funding from NIH training grants
PhD and/or MD or equivalent by start of training

Note: Applicants interested in pursuing Research Track GI fellowship training should apply via ERAS system. For more information please visit:

A complete MTGP application to the program requires:

a.    Curriculum Vitae (CV) please include awards and honors, academic presentations, membership in associations, publications, employment history and relevant material

b.    Personal statement (Please limit to one page, summarizing your proposed research, career plans, prior research experience and possible future mentor)

c.    List of the names of three professional references.

d.    Your CV, personal statement and the names of the three references available at the time of completing the online application.

e.    Three letters of recommendation (Include one letter from most recent research mentor) to be e-mailed directly to Phanethia Carter (

Application Timeline
Please contact the MTGP Coordinator:
Phanethia Carter
Division Administration
Office Phone: 312-355-0105
Main Phone Number 312-966-6651

INSTRUCTIONS: In order to add a sidebar anchor:

  1. Duplicate the existing item, listed as a 1/6 text field. (Or create a 1/6 column and add a text field, modify the class so it's exactly "additionalAnchor").
  2. Modify the text field inside the 1/6 column. Inside there, modify the HYPERLINK so that it would go to a corresponding section with a "#" in front of it. (Example, we have a "chief" section on the page, then it would make sense to have the hyperlink go to "#chief")
  3. Then change the hyperlink TEXT to a appropriate label.
  4. IMPORTANT: If not done already, go into that CONTAINER that corresponds to your anchor (i.e. Meet The Chiefs), and add an ID matching the anchor's HYPERLINK WITHOUT the "#", i.e. "chief".
  5. (If using side bar widget box, then there's a saved copy of a widget box COLUMN, grab it in the column library, it should 1/6 of a length of a column.)

NOTE: Order added to the sidebar is from last to first.