This is a 12-month postgraduate training program in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
To be eligible to apply to our program, applicants must have:
- Graduate from a three-year ACGME accredited gastroenterology training program.
- Board eligible or board certified in gastroenterology.
- Obtain a California medical license
Candidates will be selected to interview based on their application, CV, letters of recommendations, academic achievements, clinical evaluations, and career goals.
The program is comprised of seeing inpatients and outpatients with inflammatory bowel disease under the supervision of GI faculty in the UCSD IBD Center.
At present, the Center's faculty are comprised of faculty from the Division of Gastroenterology: William J. Sandborn, MD (Director), Derek Patel, MD, Brigid Boland, MD, Parambir Dulai, MD and Siddharth Singh, MD. From the Department of Surgery: Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD and Samuel Eisenstein, MD, as well as gastrointestinal radiologists and pathologists.
The UCSD IBD Center also has a close link with Robarts Clinical Trials, which is a CRO owned by the University of Western Ontario and directed by Dr. Brian Feagan. Robarts Clinical Trials has an office in La Jolla, CA, and the fellow will have access to clinical research resources including statistical and data management support and research mentorship by Dr. Feagan through Robarts Clinical Trials.
The Advanced IBD preceptor will perform four half-day sessions in the IBD clinic, one half-day session of IBD endoscopy, do selected inpatient IBD consults on hospitalized patients, and three half-days of clinical research. There is a multi-disciplinary IBD conference every two weeks that the fellow will be expected to attend as well as the Division of Gastroenterology weekly conferences.
How to Apply?
Applicants interested in applying for this program can begin by emailing their CV to our Program Coordinator, Erin Kinoshita see contact information below.
- Current CV
- (3) Letters of Recommendation [One letter from your current Program Director]
- Photograph of yourself
- USMLE Steps 1, 2, 3 transcript
Non-US applicants must be eligible to obtain a H-1b visa and a California Medical License.
California Medical License. For more information, go to the
California Medical Board's website, http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Applicants/Physicians_and_Surgeons/
- Proof of attending and receiving a medical degree from a medical school recognized by the California (Education must meet the requirements of California Business and Professions Code Sections 2089 and 2089.5)
- Evidence of passing the USMLE Steps 1, 2, 3 (CK), 2 (CS)
- Pass the background check (CA-DOJ and FBI)
- Obtain a US Social Security Number
Must have taken and passed USMLE Steps 1, 2, & 3 or FLEX I and II). See link for more information, http://www.workpermit.com/us/medical_h1b_foreign_doctors.htm
Submission of the documents above is needed. The program review period is November 1st through March 31st. NOTE: Our July 2020 slot is filled, applications are being accepted for our July 2021 slot.
For additional information or questions, please contact Erin Kinoshita (firstname.lastname@example.org).