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Prerequisites for Fellowship

To be considered, the applicant must have completed an accredited three-year pediatric residency and completed three years of a Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship. Fellowship applicants must be board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) or must be eligible to sit for the ABP general pediatric examination during the first year of fellowship training. The applicant must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or hold a J-1 visa. No other visas are accepted.

Application Requirements Checklist:

We accept applications until August 1st through the on-line Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). (All documents below must be submitted through ERAS.) Our ERAS number is 3384932001.

  • Online application through ERAS.
  • Updated curriculum vitae.
  • Personal statement (one page maximum) this should detail your motivation for choosing Pediatric Gastroenterology and your future career plans.
  • Recent photograph.
  • Copies of USMLE scores or COMLEX scores.
  • Medical school transcript.
  • Letters of Recommendation (no more than four letters) and should include:
    • A member of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at your training institution
    • Residency/Fellowship Program Director or Department Chair 

International Medical Graduates must meet the following requirements in addition to the above:

  1. Copy of green card, visa (J-1 only) or documentation of U.S. citizenship. The University of Utah GME Office requires that International Medical Graduates hold a J-1 visa before the MATCH deadline. Pediatric Gastroenterology is not allowed to rank a foreign medical graduate unless they hold a J-1 visa. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact our Graduate Medical Education Office at 801-581-2401.
  2. Valid ECFMG certificate with Clinical Skills Assessment certification.
  3. Evidence of a minimum of 6 months of some type of clinical experience in the United States in an academic affiliated hospital as evidenced by two letters of recommendation from physicians with some type of academic affiliation with whom they have worked.

Application Timeline and Selection Procedure

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for the selection of first-year fellows. Applicants apply via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and register with the NRMP. Our NRMP program code is 1732338S0.

The University of Utah School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran's status.

M. Kyle Jensen, MD, MS

M. Kyle Jensen, MD, MS

Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology

Program Director, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Fellowship

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