Apply to the Fellowship Program

How to Apply to the Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in Michigan Medicine’s Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. The division participates in the Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship match administered through the National Resident Match Program. All applications will be accepted through the ERAS website.

The Department of Pediatrics offers a Fellow Applicant Travel Scholarship Program for applicants interested in cell and molecular biology and health disparities research.

ERAS Timelines:

The Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Match is a fall match. Additional information related to the fellowship match can be found at: NRMP fall match and the match calendar at NRMP match calendar.

To be considered, applicants should have completed three years of training in an accredited pediatric residency program by the time the fellowship begins. Applicants are notified regarding interviews after their completed application has been received through ERAS.

Interview Schedule:

During their visit to Ann Arbor, our faculty, fellows and staff interview candidates to evaluate them on their preparedness, communication skills, motivation, integrity and aptitude, and also on their previous performance in rigorous residency programs based on the individual interview, evaluations, and other materials submitted by the applicant.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must submit the following required documents:

  • 2 letters of recommendation from members of your faculty
  • 1 letter of recommendation from your program director - Letters of recommendation must address medical knowledge and clinical skills 
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE transcripts- Step I , Step II , and Step III scores
  • Photograph
  • CV
  • ECFMG Transcripts, if applicable

We do not offer observerships, we do not sponsor any visas, and we do not accept H1 visas. Due to our funding sources, eligible candidates must be either a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status (green card) in order to be considered for selection.

We wish you every success in pursuing a career in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Please let us know if we can be of additional help.

Trainee Eligibility and Selection


By the time applicants begin their fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, they must have completed an ACGME accredited three-year residency training program in general pediatrics in the United States, Canada or a foreign medical school which is listed in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Directory of Medical Schools.

Applicants must have a current valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada.

Because of our funding source, we cannot accept any visas. We do, however, consider U.S. citizens and applicants with permanent resident status.

Interviews will be offered to select applicants after review of their application and supporting documents in ERAS.


The Pediatric Gastroenterology faculty will select from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities, such as motivation and integrity. The program will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Additional Information

Diversity & Inclusion Information

The Office for Health Equity and Inclusion (OHEI) advances clinical care for underserved populations through research and education.  The goal of OHEI is to improve health for all by helping to create a climate and culture which promotes inclusion, cultural sensitivity, diversity and health equity.  To learn more, visit or call 734-764-8185.

University of Michigan Prerequisites for Employment (essential)

We wanted to share with you some of the essential University of Michigan prerequisites for employment that all applicants to our program need to be aware of.  Based on the criteria below, if you would not be eligible for employment or have questions related to a requirement please let us know.

Medical School

An applicant for postgraduate medical training must be a graduate of an acceptable medical school.  A listing of colleges and universities from which degrees will be accepted by the UMHS is regularly updated by the State of California.  Candidates must have graduated from a medical school found on the California approved list; affiliation with a school on the approved list is not sufficient.

The list may be found at:

Background Check

Successful completion of background check is required for employment.

Pre-Employment Drug Screen

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening is required for employment.

Employment Eligibility

Non-US citizens are required to have a Permanent Resident status or a J-1 visa sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).  J-1 visa holders must be eligible to renew their J-1 visa for the length of the UM training program. 

Foreign Medical Graduates

Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to hold a current, valid certificate from the ECFMG.

National Examinations

Completion of the applicable examinations is required for onboarding/credentialing:

MD: USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK & CS

DO: COMLEX Step 1 and 2


A State of Michigan Medical License and Controlled Substance License (Educational Limited or Permanent) is required. Any House Officer with a Permanent Medical License must also obtain a personal Federal DEA license.

If a full medical license will be sought upon entry or during training (due to exceeding eligibility years for Educational Limited License or another reason) attempts to pass any USMLE Step taken after December 6, 2016 must not exceed a total of 3 attempts.

Life Support Training

Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support will be required as part of clinical credentialing. The Program Coordinator can provide the course(s) required for your specialty.