AGA Fellows Program Criteria

The AGA Fellows program recognizes both the achievements of clinical practitioners and basic or clinical researchers. The review and selection process falls under the oversight of the AGA Fellowship Recognition Committee.

Review the full list of current AGA Fellows.

How to Apply

The application period for the 2018 cohort is now closed.   

When the application period for the 2019 cohort opens in April 2018, please include an application fee of $150 and all supporting documents, as noted below. The fee is intended to cover the cost of reviewing and is non-refundable. Applications must be fully completed in order for the AGA Fellowship Recognition Committee to review. Please note, hard-copy submission cannot be accepted.  

Criteria Based on Achievement in Clinical Practice: Private or Academic

  • Candidate shall have current uninterrupted membership in the AGA for a minimum period of seven years. After AGAF designation is awarded, member must maintain continuous AGA membership. If membership is terminated at any time, the awarded AGAF designation can be revoked.
  • Candidate shall be in clinical private or academic practice for at least seven years since completion of fellowship training.
  • Candidate shall have graduated from an accredited academic institution.
  • Candidate shall have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in his/her respective state, province or region, unless retired.
  • Candidate must have and maintain certification by an appropriate subspecialty board, if applicable to the country of residence.
  • Candidate (U.S. and Canada only) shall have received a minimum of 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits™ during the last calendar year. (Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2016).
  • Candidate shall have demonstrated superior achievement in practice by meeting two or more of the following criteria:
    • Leadership position in AGA, local GI society, or medical society.
    • Recognized community service.
    • Clinical faculty appointment in teaching hospital or academic medical center.
    • Investigator/co-investigator for published clinical research.
    • Leadership position in local hospital.
  • Candidate shall provide letters of recommendation from two AGA Full or International members.

    Note: Letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically and must arrive by application deadline. Sponsoring letters should outline the candidate's accomplishments in areas such as recognition for superior clinical practice, teaching, committee and leadership activities in local hospitals and professional societies and community service.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation from AGA members
  • Board certifications (scan into one file)

Criteria Based on Achievement in Research: Basic or Clinical

  • Candidate shall have current uninterrupted membership in the AGA for a minimum period of seven years. After AGAF designation is awarded, member must maintain continuous AGA membership. If membership is terminated at any time, the awarded AGAF designation can be revoked.
  • Candidate shall be in an academic position for at least seven years since completion of fellowship or post-doctoral training, or in an equivalent position that emphasizes research endeavors in industry or a research institute.
  • Candidate will have reached the rank of Associate or Full Professor or its equivalent.
  • Candidate shall have graduated from an accredited academic institution.
  • If you are a practicing physician, you should have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in your respective, state, province or region.
  • If you are a practicing physician, you must have and maintain certification by an appropriate applicable subspecialty board, if applicable to the country of residence.
  • Particular attention will be paid to the quality and impact of the candidate's research contributions. The candidate should present evidence of a sustained basic, translational or clinical research program related to digestive diseases, which can be documented by a current curriculum vitae or narrative description of past and current research interests; publication record particularly in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals; citation statistics; success in obtaining extramural funding; any honors received for research accomplishments; or other evidence as appropriate to a specific candidate.
  • Candidate shall provide letters of recommendation from two AGA Full or International members.

    Note: Letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically and must arrive by application deadline. Sponsoring letters should outline the candidate's accomplishments in areas such as recognition for superior clinical practice, teaching, committee and leadership activities in local hospitals and professional societies and community service.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation from AGA members
  • Three of your most recent publications (upload each as a separate file)