Application and Benefits
Requirements for Application
Applicants for the program must have completed a three-year accredited gastroenterology fellowship training program, be American board eligible or certified, and have documented competence in general routine endoscopic procedures. Applicants must submit their application and required documents through the DISCOVER system or the ASGE website.
MD Anderson requires international medical graduates to meet requirements for an institutional permit as outlined by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, as well as the documents necessary for a J-1 visa.
The following items are required for program applicants:
- Personal statement
- Curriculum vitae
- Three letters of recommendation from faculty members
- Letter of good standing from current program
- USMLE board scores
- Medical school diploma in its original language, as well as in English (copied and notarized, stating that it is a true copy of the original)
- Medical school transcript in its original language, as well as in English (copied and notarized, stating that it is a true copy of the original)
- ECFMG certificate (copied and notarized) (approximately four to six weeks processing)
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship Committee will review the applications when complete. Applicants considered for the fellowship program will be invited for a personal interview, providing an opportunity to visit the institution and meet with the faculty and fellows. It will also allow the gastroenterology fellows a chance to visit with the applicant and answer any additional questions.
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition will conduct two formal interview sessions each year on Saturdays. At the interview sessions, an introduction and slide presentation is given by the Program Director. Each applicant will be interviewed by faculty members. The applicants also have an opportunity to tour the facilities. Before adjourning, a luncheon will be served and applicants will be able to ask questions.
Stipends and Benefits
Stipends and fringe benefits are administered through MD Anderson. Fellows are appointed at stipend levels reflecting their years of prior training creditable toward board certification in their current specialty. Annual stipends (which increased periodically) are currently as follows:
Stipend Levels for Fiscal Year 2012/2013
PGY 2 Salary Level - $51,859
PGY 3 Salary Level - $53,906
PGY 4 Salary Level - $55,931
PGY 5 Salary Level - $57,978
PGY 6 Salary Level - $59,994
PGY 7 Salary Level - $62,512
PGY 8 Salary Level - $64,777