How to Apply

Fellowships begin on July 1 of each year.

Position availability

  • Two fellows are selected annually.

Application deadline

  • We accept applications from August through October.

Program duration

The program is currently three years long, including:

  • 24 months of clinical experience
  • 12 months of research and elective experience


Candidates must be graduates of a Liaison Committee on Medical Education-accredited medical school, have completed an accredited Internal Medicine residency, and be board eligible in Internal Medicine per American Board of Internal Medicine guidelines.

Interview process

After receipt of all required documentation, qualified candidates will be invited for a virtual interview. This will include the opportunity to attend an orientation session, a journal club presented by one of our current fellows, personal interviews with faculty members, and a chance to participate in a group meeting with some of our current fellows.

Application requirements

This fellowship participates in the Gastroenterology Match Program and the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We do not accept paper applications. ERAS requires the following:

  • The common application form
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) scores (Part I is required for the application process and Part II (Medical Knowledge and Clinical Skills) is required well in advance of the start of the intern year.
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) report and certificate for international medical graduates (this includes U.S. applicants attending medical schools outside of the U.S.)
  • An official transcript from the applicant's medical school
  • Dean's letter
  • The Department of Medicine letter (when available)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement

Requirements for foreign applicants

You must have a currently valid certificate from the ECFMG to be eligible for application to a GME-accredited clinical training program.

Please note that it is a requirement of the New Hampshire Board of Medicine to have successfully passed USMLE Steps 1 and 2, or National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Parts 1 and 2, or have obtained ECFMG certification in order to apply for a training license. It is imperative that you meet these requirements in order to begin your training on time, or jeopardize acceptance of your application.

In order to participate in an accredited GME clinical training program at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, foreign national physicians must seek ECFMG sponsorship as a J-1 exchange visitor. The objectives of the Exchange Visitor Program are to enhance international exchange and to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other nations through the interchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

Candidates who have graduated, or are expected to graduate, in good standing from a U.S. medical or osteopathic school, presently on an F-1 visa, will be considered for H-1B status. The program may also consider candidates who are presently holding H-1B visas from other training programs. Each training program will apply certain program-specific criteria for screening of H-1B applicants. The program then will present these candidates to the GME office.

All fees related to obtaining appropriate visa status including USMLE or other examinations, credentialing, licensure, and or legal fees are the full responsibility of the applicant.

Diversity and inclusion

Our program strongly supports and promotes the Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Dartmouth Health missions on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

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