Application Information

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We only accept applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS),

Our deadline for receipt of 2020 fellowship applications through ERAS will be August 31, 2019. Selected applicants are invited for interviews in the months of September and October. A personal interview is required; telephone interviews are not granted.

Our required ERAS application elements are:

  1. Common application form
  2. CV with any gaps in training explained

  3. Medical school transcript

  4. Dean’s letter

  5. Three letters of recommendation, including one from the program director or department chair of your present program

  6. Transcript of USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3 or COMLEX Levels 1, 2 and 3

  7. Personal statement

  8. Photograph

  9. Valid ECFMG certificate (foreign medical school graduates)

Fellowship Eligibility

Applicants must have successfully completed a three-year internal medicine residency accredited by the ACGME prior to the anticipated start date of the Gastroenterology-Hepatology Fellowship Program.

In addition, applicants must meet one of the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to the program:

a. Graduate of U.S. or Canadian medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

b. Graduate of a foreign medical school with:

  1. A valid ECFMG certificate or

  2. Completion of Fifth Pathway Program provided by a medical school accredited by the LCME or

  3. A full and unrestricted license to practice medicine

UConn accepts applicants who are United States citizens, or foreign nationals who have J-1, EAD, or permanent resident status. The UConn School of Medicine/Capital Area Health Consortium does NOT sponsor H1B or O visas.

Our Fellowship Selection Committee determines the rank order list for NRMP. Candidates will be selected for the NRMP rank list and order on the basis of their academic credentials, preparedness, ability, aptitude, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity as demonstrated during the interview.

The NRMP match is binding.

No resident will be permitted to begin training without legal permission to work in the U.S. UConn is under no obligation to hold any position for any candidate who matched but who does not have legal documentation to work in the United States.

Applicants are advised to review and familiarize themselves with the following links to view important information pertaining to benefits, policies and procedures as well as a sample contract:

View more information on Eligibility Requirements and Selection.

Our program does not discriminate with respect to gender, race, age, religion, color, natural origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in all respects and for all learners.