The Department of Medicine at NYU Long Island School of Medicine offers a three-year Gastroenterology Fellowship that provides extensive experience in all aspects of gastroenterology, endoscopy, hepatology, and nutrition. Our fellows have the opportunity to become experts in these areas through our school’s centers of excellence and rotations in advanced hepatology and liver transplant, and general gastroenterology. Fellows who graduated from our program have successfully established themselves in academic or clinical careers.
The fellowship is led by Raluca Vrabie, MD, and offered through the Division of Gastroenterology.
Fellows in our program receive training in standard gastrointestinal (GI) procedures during the first year, followed in the second and third years by training in the newer modalities of investigational and therapeutic procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound, laser therapy, colonic and rectal motility studies, and 24-hour monitoring of esophageal pH and motility.
Gastroenterology Fellowship program aims include the following:
- provide medical knowledge through patient encounters and didactic sessions, which allow the graduating fellow to pass the GI boards and provide comprehensive care to inpatients and outpatients
- provide a support system that allows for personal and professional growth, minimizes burnout, and promotes resilience
- provide the tools to assure continuity of care for patients
Throughout training, fellows follow patients in the weekly outpatient GI and liver clinics. Fellows also gain knowledge in nutrition and total parenteral nutrition by participating in the nutrition support team and nutrition clinic. Fellows in their second and third years have more research elective opportunities and perfect their endoscopic skills.
Clinical training takes place mainly at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Fellows also rotate through NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital for liver transplant and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue for endoscopy. Working side by side with our multidisciplinary team of providers, fellows receive extensive training and have the opportunity to become experts in the following areas:
- endoscopy services including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP; endoscopic ultrasound; advanced therapeutic biliary and pancreatic endoscopy; and endoscopic treatment of Barrett’s esophagus
- enteral and parenteral nutrition
- GI motility and functional disorders
- general GI diseases
- inflammatory bowel disease
- liver and biliary diseases
- pancreatic diseases
Rotations occur through advanced hepatology and liver transplant, and general gastroenterology at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Fellows also have the option to select from electives in gastroenterology, colorectal surgery, and radiology, among other areas.
Under the guidance of our expert faculty, fellows have the opportunity to conduct clinical research in pancreatitis; pancreatic cancer; gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD; irritable bowel syndrome; motility disorders of the GI system; biliary and pancreatic endoscopy; endoscopic ultrasound and general endoscopy; etiology of chronic abdominal pain; and technologies in therapeutic endoscopy.
Our fellows have presented abstracts and posters at the annual meetings of the American Gastroenterological Association and American College of Gastroenterology, and at NYU Long Island School of Medicine’s House Staff Research Day.
How to Apply
We offer six fellowship positions in total, and two fellowship positions are available each year. We accept applications only through the Electronic Residency Application Services® (ERAS®). The application must include the following items:
- a dean’s letter
- a transcript from your medical school
- at least three letters of reference
- a CV, including honors and publications, in ERAS® format
- a transcript from the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®), if applicable
- a transcript from the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA), if applicable
- a personal statement
- a photograph of the applicant
Selected applicants will be invited to schedule an interview. Once selected for an interview, applicants will receive an email with further instructions. Interviews take place from September through October.
For questions about our Gastroenterology Fellowship, please contact Marilyn Kramps, academic coordinator, at email@example.com or 516-663-4624.
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