GI Fellowship Match

General Match Information

Applicants may begin applying for 2014 positions to GI Fellowship programs through ERAS as of July 1, 2013. Programs may access ERAS to download and review applications starting July 15, 2013. Results of the match will be posted December 4, 2013 for positions beginning July 1, 2014.

The AASLD, ACG, AGA Institute, and ASGE, would like to reiterate the importance of participation. The Match provides a more streamlined and equitable system for GI recruitment. All programs, whether large or small, research or clinically focused, benefit from participation in the Match. However, the success of the Match depends on sustained participation by all GI training programs.

GI’s participation in the 2013 Match was successful with a match rate of 97%. To build on this success, we urge continued and expanded participation this year.

Following are links to two key documents for your use in participating in the Match:

Multi-Society Resolution Regarding GI Fellowship Applicants and

Guide for Gastroenterology Programs and Applicants on the NRMP and ERAS

Please distribute to your fellowship applicants the joint-society adopted Resolution that encourages applicants to consider all programs before making an early and quick decision on where to train. Additionally, we encourage division chiefs and training directors to contact their peers directly to engage in a constructive dialogue about the Match and the overall and multiple benefits of participating.

Training directors are strongly encouraged to assume direct responsibility for registering and entering all necessary data into the National Resident Matching Program’s registration system. This includes the program’s information and the number of positions entered into the Match per track. The Match agreement is legally binding; therefore, it is important that the Training Director ensures the accuracy of this data.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Maria Susano at msusano@gi.org.

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

In 2007, Gastroenterology enrolled in the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS) as an additional resource to improve the application process. ERAS takes advantage of today’s technology to provide a user-friendly, streamline application process for both training programs and fellowship applicants. The GI societies are now coordinating efforts to enroll gastroenterology into ERAS for positions to begin July 2013.

ERAS is a program offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges and provides applicants with a user-friendly interface to create and submit application material. This easy-to-use software also allows programs to manage the entire application process, from filing material to scheduling and ranking applicants. Its tools are customizable to help you quickly locate applicants with the characteristics your program is looking for in order to recruit the best applicants for your program.

To date, nearly 30 residency specialties and 18 subspecialties participate in ERAS. This means most if not all potential candidates for your program are already familiar with the ERAS process through their residency application experience. In fact, applicants have expressed overwhelming support for a universal, electronic web-based application over traditional paper application processes.

This service is free for participating programs; it is maintained by fees from applicants.

ERAS will send an email to GI training programs, along with enrollment information. Feel free to contact ERAS at 202-828-0400 with any questions you may have or visit ERAS at www.aamc.org/eras.

Match Schedule for July 1, 2014 Positions

July 1, 2013 ERAS Post Office opens to fellowship applicants. They can research GI programs and coordinate application materials (for more information see section VI of the Guide for Gastroenterology Programs and Applicants on the NRMP and ERAS). Applicants can electronically apply (through ERAS) to programs of their choice.
July 15, 2013 Programs can access ERAS to download applications submitted to them.
July 31, 2013 GI Match Opens for on-line registration by programs and applicants.
July – November 2013 Programs interview applicants.
October 2, 2013 The Match Rank Order List (ROL) opens for programs and applicants.
October 30, 2013 The Match Quota Deadline – the deadline on which programs must submit the final number of positions offered in each track to be matched.
November 13, 2013 The Match Rank Order List (ROL) Certifications due from programs and applicants.
December 4, 2013 Match Day! Match results for programs and applicants are posted to the NRMP website at 12:00 noon Eastern time.

Statistics from the 2013 GI Match

The GI Match successfully matched 97% of fellowship positions. A total of 171 programs committed 433 positions of which 418 were filled. Overall statistics include:

Matched Applicant Statistics Number % Matched
U.S. Graduates 274 66%
U.S. Foreign 35 8%
Osteopathic 20 5%
Foreign 89 21%
Positions Filled per GI Track Number % Filled
Clinical 325 99%
Research 44 86%
Clinical Investigator Research 45 94%
Basic Science Research 4 80%

Training directors may access several reports on the GI Match using their NRMP log-in and password. Please visit www.nrmp.org. Click on My Reports or contact the NRMP directly at 866-617-5837.

Programs Not Participating in ERAS

For programs not participating in ERAS, applicants will be required to mail their application and accompanying documentation. Applicants must also be aware of the application deadline for these programs.

Some programs may use the Universal Application in addition to, or in lieu of, an individual institutional application. For a copy of the recently updated Universal Application, click here.

GI Core Curriculum

For information on the Gastroenterology Core Curriculum which was updated in 2007, please click here.