University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

How to Apply

Fellowship Application

Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin Gastroenterology and Hepatology Program, which begins July 1, 2021.  Our training program participates in ERAS electronic application service and the National Residency Matching program for Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Individuals are selected on the basis of merit and there is no discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, race, cultural background, or disability.

Completed applications are to be submitted through ERAS no later than Friday, August 28, 2020. Interviews for fellowship positions will be scheduled in September and October 2020.

The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program does not sponsor H1 visas.

Applications will be reviewed by Division faculty and those applications identified as strong candidates will be invited for an interview in September and October 2020. As indicated above applications are due by August 28, 2020. Incomplete applications as of that date will not be considered for an interview.

Criteria for admission are:

  • Completed an ACGME accredited internal medicine program with at least average evaluations in all clinical rotations and in key pre-clinical courses.  In addition, the individual has been recognized to have sufficient knowledge of language and interpersonal skills as well as cognitive, technical, attitudinal and professional skills.
  • Demonstrated sufficient knowledge based on grade point average and USMLE scores to be able to function at the level of a PGY-4 in this program.
  • Consistent positive comments recorded regarding professional, ethical, and work habit skills.
  • No evidence of academic difficulty or a hiatus that has been too long to allow individual to function in a clinical arena without demonstration of subsequent competent performance in a relevant clinical environment.
  • Meets all hospital admission policy standards.

If any of the above criteria are not met to their fullest, phone calls may be made to ascertain whether the Program Director of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology program would feel that the individual has the skills necessary to participate fully in a fellowship program of this caliber before an applicant would be further considered.

An application is considered complete when ERAS has received the following documents by 4:00 PM on August 28, 2020:

  • Completed ERAS application form
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (including one from your Residency Director)
  • Dean's letter
  • USMLE 1, 2, and 3 scores
  • Medical School transcript

If you have any questions, please contact:

Ian Grimes, MD
Program Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Kerstin Austin, MD
Associate Program Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Attn: Danielle Hepting, Fellowship Coordinator
1685 Highland Avenue, 4th floor
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-4034
dhepting@medicine.wisc.edu