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Fellowship for the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology


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. All training will take place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the UNC Health Care System.

The first year of our program is dedicated to clinical training. Our subspecialty residents gain hands-on experience through our inpatient service, our outpatient clinics, consults to other services and by performing 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.

The second and third years of our program allow for protected time for academic and career development. The SOC members will 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 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
  • Excellent opportunities available in Global Health through the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases and the Office of Global Health Education.
  • A supportive and close-knit team environment
  • Close collaboration with the adult GI division
  • Protected time and flexibility for fellows
  • Chapel Hill– a beautiful, diverse, academic town that features great weather and opportunities to satisfy a variety of interests.
Dr Francisco SlyvesterFrancisco Sylvester, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief
Program Director
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Dr Sabina MirSabina Mir, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Program Director
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