Training Resources

AGA education programs help you get the most out of your fellowship and prepare for the board exam. 


AGA CORE Program

The AGA Clinical Observation and Research Education (CORE) Program has been developed as a response to our international gastroenterology and hepatology colleagues who have expressed interest in participating in clinical and research opportunities in the U.S. Access information on numerous programs throughout the U.S with our helpful tool.

10 Tips for New GI Fellows

As new fellows join our ranks, AGA wants to help them navigate this exciting step in their path to becoming a GI. Learn more


Latest Articles 

Reimbursement Basics in Gastroenterology
Writing in the fall 2016 issue of The New Gastroenterologist, Dawn L. Francis, MD, MPH, walks readers through the foundation of coding and reimbursement for GIs in practice.

Tips and Advice for Writing Abstracts for Scientific Meetings
In the The New Gastroenterologist, Richard M. Peek Jr., MD, current co-editor of Gastroenterology, discusses his suggestions for writing a great abstract. 

Postfellowship Pathways: Pursuing a Career in Private Practice 
Nelson Garcia Jr., MD, AGAF, highlights the ins and outs of a career in private practice.

Clearing the Fog from Your Career
James Kimbaris, MD, discusses his experice at the 2016 AGA Regional Practice Skills Workshops.



The 2016 AGA Regional Practice Skills workshop recordings provide information on common themes of fellowship including health-care reform, compliance, preparing for interviews and deciding whether to go into private or academic practice.  

Finding and Preparing for Interviews
Academic Practice

GI core curriculum

The core curriculum is a living document representing AGA, ACG, ASGE and AASLD's vision of best practices in training.

It provides a framework for developing an individual plan of study and growth that should be tailored to meet the needs of each trainee based on the strengths and special qualities of each training program.

Full Curriculum (PDF)

Chapter Highlights 

GI training exam (GTE)

The GTE aims to enhance clinical care and research by advancing quality and consistency across GI training programs nationwide.

Identify opportunities to improve training and find resources to help you accomplish that.


AGA Procedure Log

AGA’s easy-to-use, web-based procedure log is the system of choice for more and more training programs.

Procedures are stored in one central location allowing easy assessment of procedural skills learned during training.

AGA Education highlights & deals for gi fellows

Digestive Diseases Self-Education Program® (DDSEP) 8

DDSEP is gastroenterologists go-to self-education resource. 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 examinations. AGA trainee members receive a significant discount

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

GI & Hepatology Pathology Series

Case-based presentations 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. Free