How to Apply

Cooper University Health Care’s mission is: To serve, to heal, to educate. Cooper’s mission does not contemplate nor allow for discrimination or inequality in its practice. Our GME Diversity Council supports, fosters, and promotes an environment where all members of its academic community may thrive and succeed, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.

The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at Cooper University Health Care participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Information regarding the ERAS application process and timeline is available on the websites listed below.

ERAS Fellowship Document Office

ERAS applications must contain of the following information in order for your application to be considered:

  • Common application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three original letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your current or most recent training director
  • Personal statement describing your training goals and future career plans
  • ECFMG certification (IMG Only)
  • USLME reports (1,2 and 3)

The program director and two additional faculty members will review applicant files. Invitation for interview will be based upon their recommendations.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility for the Gastroenterology Fellowship requires a minimum of three years of ACGME medical training in internal medicine. Individuals accepted for a position in the fellowship program must be U.S. citizen, classified as a resident alien, or hold a J-1 visa.

We recruit individuals who have a strong interest in clinical gastroenterology. Our program is focused primarily on clinical medicine and clinical research. At present we do not offer a basic science research track. Over the past decade, we have placed our graduates in a variety of clinical settings, including advanced therapeutic fellowships, academic faculty positions, and as practicing gastroenterologists in the community as well.

Each year, applications are accepted via ERAS starting July 15. The application deadline is August 31.

All appointments are made through the Medical Specialties Matching Program sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Specialties Matching Service. All candidates must register through the Specialties Matching Service.

Applicants considered for a fellowship position will be invited to visit Cooper University Hospital for a personal interview with the program director, selected faculty, and current fellows. Interviews will be conducted on selected dates during September and October 2014. All interviews candidates are reviewed by a selection committee.