Resources for GI Fellows & Fellowship

Get the resources you need to help you navigate GI training and beyond. As an AGA member, you will have access to a vast array of free educational resources, discounts on board certification products and much more. 

AGA Membership offers a host of benefits, resources and programs designed to enhance your knowledge, skills and networking opportunities throughout your career.

Information for Applicants

U.S. Gastroenterology Training Programs
A geographical listing of accredited training programs.

National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)
The NRMP provides an impartial venue for matching applicants' and programs' preferences for each other consistently, allowing a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education in the United States.

The Gastroenterology Match Resolution
Encourages fellowship applicants to pursue all options when applying to programs. It aims to ensure uniformity so that programs and applicants participate fairly, and to establish the principle that all positions should be filled throught the Match or after Match Day.

Electronic Residency Application Service
This tool provides an efficient system of managing and transmitting your fellowship application.

Contact us at gitraining@gastro.org for additional assistance or suggestions on how we may better serve you.

International Medical Graduates

If you trained outside of the U.S. or Canada, and are interested in entering a U.S. training program, your first step is to contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). The ECFMG assesses the readiness of international medical graduates to enter U.S. residency and fellowship programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME accredits all graduate medical programs in the U.S.

Resources for GI Fellows

Digestive Diseases Self-Education Program® (DDSEP) 7
DDSEP is the go-to self-education resource for gastroenterologists in all stages of their careers. It helps physicians stay current on the latest advances in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition and prepare for the ABIM GI Board certification and recertification examinations. A significant discount for AGA trainee members is available.

Gastrointestinal Self-Assessment Modules® (GI SAM)
This interactive, intuitive products assesses your current knowledge of specific gastroenterology- and hepatology-related topics. All modules include 25 questions with instant feedback on your answer choice as well as additional references for further study. AGA trainee members receive complimentary access to GI SAM.

Gastroenterology Training ExaminationSM (GTE)
Take the GTE to assess your training and help identify areas that may require further learning. The GTE provides a valid method for tracking progress during your fellowship and can be used by both trainees and program directors to develop a course of learning specific to your needs.

Nutrition Toolkit Series
These online modules are designed to enhance your knowledge on the role of nutrition and obesity in the diagnosis and management of digestive disorders.

Gastroenterology Core Curriculum
Developed by the major gastroenterology societies, this model curriculum provides a framework for best practices in gastroenterology training.

GI & Hepatology Pathology Slides
Case-based presentation slides on the origins and pathogenesis of disorders affecting the human GI tract. An instructional, interactive format allows for self-assessment of knowledge as your progress through training.

AGA Research Foundation
View sources of available funding to support your research.

Practice Improvement Modules (PIMs)
The AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program™ (DHRP) contains the measures and capabilities to support the completion of a ABIM Self-Directed Practice Improvement Module to meet ABIM Maintenance of Certification requirements.

Preparing for Life after Training

What Every GI Fellow Should Know About Choosing a Clinical Practice
The AGA Institute's new, interactive module will guide fellows through five questions to ask when choosing a clinical practice setting. This program is free to all AGA members but you must login to access the module.

AGA Practice Skills Workshop: Online Sessions
Learn essential skills and obtain valuable tools and information for building a successful clinical practice career.

GICareerSearch.com
Search positions in general GI practice, academia, surgery, hepatology, pediatric GI or GI nursing.

Mentor and Advisor Program
Looking for advice and expertise outside of your current network or institution? This program provides access to senior AGA members via the AGA website. You can get advice and mentoring on career options, work-life balance and more, and opportunities for additional networking and enhanced professional visibility.

MET Corner: An AGA Resource for Trainees, Junior GIs and Mentors
A compilation of articles, from Gastroenterology, focusing on the challenges and opportunities faced by trainees as they embark on a career in research and medicine in a variety of settings.

Additional Resources 

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Stay up to date with  certification requirements for gastroenterology.

The World Gastroenterology Organisation
Get access to global training consensus standards documents and more.