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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 tracks: the clinical scholar track (3 years) and the research scientist track (4+ years). For the 2024 application season, we will be accepting applications for both tracks.

The UCLA GI Fellowship Program is a part of the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants should apply through ERAS as well as register with the NRMP. As mentioned, our ERAS page will offer both the clinical academic track (3 years) and the research scientist track (4+ years) this year. Refer to Our Program page for more information on the difference between both tracks.

The deadline for submission of GI fellowship applications is 5pm (PDT), July 21, 2023. It is preferred that letters of recommendation are uploaded by the application submission deadline. There is no guarantee that applications received after 5pm (PDT), July 21, 2023, will be reviewed. This does not apply to recommendation letters.

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

  1. Medical school transcript
  2. USMLE/COMLEX score sheets
  3. Personal statement
    • Please be specific regarding future career plans and areas of interest. If your focus is research, what is your research interest? What are your goals in research? Please be specific in your statement.
  4. CV
  5. Three letters of recommendation (minimum)*
    • If there is an in interest in the research scientist track, 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 August. We will hold interviews in September.


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

Eligible applicants must have:

  1. Completed a minimum of 36 months of US ACGME-accredited residency training (24 consecutive months of which must be completed at the same institution) by the start of fellowship
  2. Taken and passed Parts 1, 2 and 3** of the USMLE (or equivalent COMLEX exam)
  3. Currently hold a valid California medical license or must be eligible to apply for a California medical license on July 1st (start of training)


*We understand that letters of recommendation may not be uploaded by the 21st of July. However, the rest of the application for which the applicant is responsible, must be submitted by July 21st to be considered. Applications received after July 21st will not be reviewed.

**Step 3 is required for the California medical license application