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Application Information

Fellowship Eligibility

Four positions will be offered in the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program on a competitive basis.
In order to be eligible to be interviewed for a fellowship position in Gastroenterology with the West Penn/Allegheny Health System program, the applicant must: 

  1. Be involved in or a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program; if a graduate, must have been actively practicing Internal Medicine within the last 3 years.
  2. Participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), and submit a completed application online through the ERAS system no later than July 31.
  3. Achieve a three-digit score of at least 200 on either, or both, USMLE Step 2 and 3 exams (or a comparable COMLEX score) and have passed Step 2-CS.
  4. Have at least 1 year of U.S. experience (in practice or training).
  5. Be Board-eligible, or Board-certified, in Internal Medicine if more than 1 year out from completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program.
  6. Be a U.S. citizen, or maintain appropriate visa status (determination of eligibility of applicants as related to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approvals of appropriate non-immigrant visa eligibility will be made based on ECFMG and Department of State (DOS) requirements for the J-1 visa).

H-1B visas will not be sponsored by the West Penn Allegheny Health System for fellowship training.

Application Process

ERAS FellowshipsWe appreciate your interest in our fellowship program. Applications are accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). No paper applications are accepted. Guidelines for submission can be found on the ERAS site.

ACGME ID: 1444111045

July 1, 2013

Gastroenterology fellowship applicants may begin selecting and applying to programs for a July 2014 training start date

July 15, 2013

ERAS PostOffice Opens: Gastroenterology fellowship programs can begin contacting the ERAS PostOffice to download applications.

Documentation Requirements

The following documents are required in order for candidates to be considered for an interview:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Personal Statement
  3. Recent Photograph
  4. Valid ECFMG Certificate (foreign medical graduates)
  5. Green Card Status (if applicable)
  6. USMLE Scores (M.D.'s): Steps 1 and 2; Step 3 (if available)
  7. COMLEX Scores (D.O.'s): Levels 1, 2 and 3
  8. Letters of Recommendation: 3, including letter from Program Director

PLEASE NOTE: Applications will not be considered complete unless all of the above-listed documents have been submitted electronically through ERAS.


Applications will be downloaded and reviewed beginning July 15 and continuing through August. The program will extend invitations for an interview via e-mail through the ERAS PostOffice. Interviews will be held in October.

August – AGH Program will download and review applications

September – AGH Program will extend interview invitations via e-mail through ERAS PostOffice

October – Interview day conducted at Allegheny General Hospital

Interviews will be conducted at the Allegheny General Hospital campus. Applicants for interviews should plan to spend one day from 8 am to 3 pm. Invited applicants will meet with core faculty members of gastroenterology and hepatology, spend time with current fellows and take a tour of the facilities.

Gastroenterology Match

National Resident Matching ProgramOnce you have completed your interview day with our faculty, we hope you will strongly consider our program. The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Allegheny General Hospital participates in the Medical Specialties Matching Program (MSMP) for fellowship positions sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All candidates must register to participate. Our Fellowship Selection Committee determines the rank list and order.

October 2 , 2013 – Rank order list submission begins for programs and applicants

November 13, 2013 –  Rank order list submission closes for programs and applicants

December 4, 2013 – Match Day

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