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Apply to the Molecular Training in Gastroenterology Program

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

Eligibility Requirements Heading link

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 the GI Fellowship Training page :

A complete MTGP application to the program requires:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) please include awards and honors, academic presentations, membership in associations, publications, employment history and relevant material
  • Personal statement (Please limit to one page, summarizing your proposed research, career plans, prior research experience and possible future mentor)
  • List of the names of three professional references.
  • Your CV, personal statement and the names of the three references available at the time of completing the online application.
  • Three letters of recommendation (Include one letter from most recent research mentor) to be e-mailed directly to Marie Go Morales (

Application Timeline

Please contact the MTGP Coordinator: