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The pediatric GI fellowship is a three-year program accredited by the ACGME. Applicants must have completed three years of ACGME-accredited residency training in pediatrics prior to starting fellowship. Applicant interviews will be held in September and October.

The program is designed to train academic pediatric gastroenterologists that excel in both clinical and research skills. Depending on the individual’s interest, fellows have the choice to learn and become independent investigators in clinical, basic, and translational research. Most of our fellows have opted to pursue master degrees in clinical research or public health. Tuition is supported by the Division and/or T32 programs (for US citizens and permanent residents). All training will take place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC Health Care System. Fellows have the option of elective time at Duke for rotations in liver transplantation and pediatric motility.

The first year of our program is primarily dedicated to clinical training. Our fellows gain hands-on experience through our inpatient service, our outpatient clinics, consults to other services and by performing endoscopic procedures. Fellows participate in the teaching of medical students, residents and in weekly conferences. First-year fellows choose a mentor and scholarly activity committee (SOC) members. Fellows have three 4-week blocks during their first year to develop their scholarly projects for their second and third year of training.

The second and third years of our program allow for significant protected time for academic and career development. The SOC members provide valuable guidance throughout the years in career development.

What Sets our Program Apart?

  • Fellows can take advantage of academic opportunities during their training, which include (but are not limited to) programs for master’s degrees in Clinical Research and Public Health. Other programs such as basic science PhD, MBA or M.Ed. are also possible.
  • Research opportunities
    • Bench research and translational opportunities are widely available within UNC campus in collaboration with other divisions in Pediatrics and/or Adult Gastroenterology, and within the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Global Public Health, Pharmacy and other
  • A supportive and close-knit team environment
  • Close collaboration with the adult GI division
  • Protected time and flexibility career pathways for fellows
  • Chapel Hill– a beautiful, diverse, academic town that features great weather and opportunities to satisfy a variety of interests.