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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship

The Gastroenterology (GI) and Hepatology fellowship at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center is a three-year program designed to train gastroenterologists who will perform thorough clinical and diagnostic assessments, provide high-quality, evidence-based, compassionate patient care, and demonstrate life-long learning.

The fellowship curriculum is designed to provide a broad clinical exposure in acute and chronic gastrointestinal and hepatological diseases, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as extensive experience in non-invasive and invasive gastroenterology, endoscopic and hepatology procedures. The curriculum is also designed to promote a culture of evidence-based medicine, to teach critical thinking and analysis, and to train fellows to be educators for the community, patients, and staff members. The life-long learning tradition developed during their training will allow the graduating fellows to stay up to date with the gastrointestinal and hepatologic diseases literature.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Educational Goals

The Gastroenterology and Hepatology curriculum is designed to train both clinical and academic gastroenterologists. The evidence-based curriculum is organized to provide increasing levels of responsibility for trainees with respect to patient care and procedure performance.  Adequate progression through the curriculum is assessed by evaluating each fellow's ability in the following areas:

  • Clinical judgement
  • Clinical skills
  • Medical knowledge
  • Procedural skills
  • Professionalism
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership ability
  • Scholarship activities
  • Practice-based learning
  • Interprofessional teamwork

Fellowship Conferences

Weekly educational conferences cover topics in general gastroenterology and hepatology as well as subspecialties. For fellows, regular conferences offer a core didactic curriculum: Gastroenterology and Hepatology Grand Rounds, Core Curriculum Conference, and Clinical Case Conference.

Fellow's attendance at GI & Hepatology conferences is mandatory; fellows are expected to have at least 75% attendance rate. Fellows are responsible for documenting their own attendance by signing attendance sheet at each of the following conferences.

  • Introductory Core Curriculum
  • Endoscopy Conference
  • Transplant Conference
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Radiology and Pathology Conference
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • GI & Hepatology Grand Rounds
  • M & M Conference
  • Core Lecture Series
  • Board Review

Fellowship Applicant Requirements

The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at St. Joseph’s participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Information regarding the NRMP can be obtained online at http://www.aamc.org/nrmp or call 202.828.0676.

If you are interested in applying to our Fellowship Program and have met our program requirements below, please apply through the ERAS application by September 1. Only fully completed applications will be considered for entry into Fellowship.

All applications will be received through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Please contact your student affairs office for information regarding your school’s processing procedures for ERAS applications and software.

Applicants for Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons are required to have the following qualifications:

  1. Must apply through ERAS before September 1
  2. Completion of an ACGME Accredited Internal Medicine Program
  3. Minimum Score for USMLE is 210
  4. We only accept US Citizen, Permanent Residents, or J1 VISA, we do not except H1B VISAS
  5. 3 Letters of Recommendation

If you have additional questions or would like more information about our Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, please email our Fellowship Coordinator at [email protected]


Our program became part of the Creighton University-Arizona Health Education Alliance with the merger of GME programs from Creighton University, Maricopa Integrated Health System and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center. These three institutions are all now under the sponsorship of Creighton University School of Medicine. The commitment of this Alliance is to have programs that are at the forefront of advanced medical education, research and training of new generations of physicians to improve the health outcomes of our community, state and nation.