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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Ohio State University Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition Fellowship Program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • MD or DO
  • US Citizenship, Permanent Resident, or J1 Visa Status
  • Completed three (3) years of US postgraduate residency training in an ACGME accredited program by the time of entry into the fellowship program.

Application Process

Application to our ACGME accredited gastroenterology fellowship programs is done via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Paper applications will not be reviewed.

ERAS application deadline

August 1, 2012
For positions beginning July 1, 2013
All positions in the gastroenterology program are filled through the NRMP match.

ERAS applications should include:

  • A complete CV,
  • Personal statement,
  • Three (3) letters of reference,
  • USMLE Board Score Reports, and
  • A recent photograph (optional).

Submit the above documents online to ERAS.

Candidate Selection

Applications are reviewed after all supporting documents have been received. Applicants must have completed an ACGME approved residency program in Internal Medicine prior to beginning the gastroenterology fellowship program. Completed applications are reviewed by the Fellowship Education Committee.

Candidate Interviews

Based on qualifications and reference letters, selected candidates are invited for an interview. Candidates are notified by e-mail and by phone when they are invited for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in September and October. During interview sessions, the candidate meets with gastroenterology faculty, including the Program Director and the Division Director. A tour of the Ohio State University Endoscopy Center is provided. A breakfast with fellow representatives from each training year provides an opportunity for the candidate to learn more about the program.

All faculty interviewers evaluate candidates. After interviews have been completed, applicants are ranked by the Fellowship Selection Committee. Applicant ranking is based on multiple factors, some of which include academic credentials, aptitude, preparedness, motivation, and communication skills.


The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition does not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or disability.


Program Contact Information

Zeb Purdin
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: (614) 366-3054