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The UCLA GI Fellowship Program offers opportunities for candidates who are interested in pursuing clinical and research goals. There are two matches: research scientist track with three positions and the clinical scholar track with four positions. It is possible the positions for both tracks may change depending on the applicant pool. Applications for both tracks have the same deadline.

Check BoxesClinical Scholar and Research Scholar Tracks

The UCLA GI Fellowship Program is a part of the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program. Both clinical and research candidates should apply through ERAS. Use the ERAS Application to apply for this track. Our ERAS page will ask that you select one of two tracks: clinical academic track (3 years) or research track (4+ years). Refer to our "program FAQ" page for more on the differences between these tracks. Clinical Scholar Track » | Research Scholar Track »

The deadline for 2017 Fellowship applications is July 17, 2016.

In addition to the ERAS Common Application Form, we require the following materials to be submitted through ERAS:

  1. Medical school transcript
  2. USMLE score sheets
  3. Personal statement
    • Please be specific regarding future career plans. If your focus is in research, what is your interest? What are your goals in research? Please be specific in your statement.
  4. Three letters of recommendation (minimum)
    • If there is an interest in research, one letter should be from someone who is familiar with your research background.
    • Standard Dean's letters of progress in courses are not considered letters of recommendation.

All application materials must be sent through ERAS. No paper applications or supporting materials sent directly to the UCLA GI Fellowship Program will be accepted.

Applicants will receive notification regarding application document status and interview dates in the weeks ahead. We will hold interviews between September and October of 2016.


Qualified candidates must, at the time of application, be in one of the following categories:

  1. US citizen
  2. US permanent resident
  3. ECFMG J1 Visa applicant at the time of application submission
    • Applicants interested in the STAR program need to be either US citizens or US permanent residents
    • The University of California does not support H1B visas for fellows

Eligible applicants must have:

  1. Completed at least 1.5 years of US ACGME-accredited residency training at the time of application submission
  2. Taken and passed Parts 1 and 2 of the USMLE
  3. Hold a current and valid California Medical License or be in the process of applying for a California Medical License



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