Fellowship training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt provides an excellent opportunity for a broad-based, comprehensive, clinical and research experience.
Two positions are available per academic year. Our three-year training is designed such that fellows are expected to spend approximately one-third of the three-year training program in clinical training (the bulk being in the first year) and two-thirds in research. Opportunities exist for extending training for additional research or clinical experience.
Sari Acra, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of Fellowship Program
D. Brent Polk Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Doctors' Office Tower, Room 10234
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Phone: (615) 343-9034
Julie Gessler will answer questions regarding the program and application process. Once interviews are granted, she coordinates visits.
Our program is designed to prepare fellows for an academic career. It's our philosophy that investigative and clinical skills acquired during training should distinguish the fellow for an academic faculty position. We expect our graduates to be outstanding in clinical competence, highly competitive for research funding, and to excel as teachers. We strive for collegiality in a friendly, intellectually curious atmosphere. Only those applicants who have the potential to fulfill all these goals are accepted into the program.
Fellow selection is through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for GI fellowships. The program will adhere to the rules and regulations of the Match. Applicants should apply and submit all materials through ERAS (electronic residency application service) on the AAMC.org website. All applicants that are granted interviews will be interviewed in person, or if extenuating circumstances make that impossible, by telephone. After applicants are interviewed, a ranking list is submitted and the match results are announced. Matched applicants will then be notified.
Research and Career Development Experience
Recruitment and Selection