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Gastroenterology Fellowship (ACGME)

Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Gastroenterology Fellowship

Kaiser Permanente Northern California is recruiting the fifth class of outstanding fellows to our fellowship program that began in 2019. The program is a unique hybrid of diverse clinical and endoscopic experience, strong clinical research (KP Division of Research), robust tertiary care regional programs (IBD, liver disease, advanced endoscopy, GI motility, and esophageal disease), and outstanding education consisting of all levels of trainees (65-year old internal medicine residency, multiple subspecialty fellowships, and regularly rotating medical students). Fellows will train primarily out of the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, which has a long history of clinical excellence and commitment to fellowship education. Trainees will learn within an environment that has been described as the future model of health care. We invite you to learn about our program.

What we offer:

  • Training in the one of the nation’s largest integrated healthcare providers with over 4.5 million patients in Northern California.
  • Extensive exposure to a busy general gastrointestinal practice with a diverse patient population with gastrointestinal and liver diseases primarily based in San Francisco and Oakland.
  • Experience with complex and routine in-patient consults, as the San Francisco Medical Center is both the city’s KP community hospital and a regional referral center for cardiovascular disease and surgery, high risk obstetrics, vascular surgery and oncologic surgery.
  • Extensive training in basic endoscopy (colonoscopy, upper endoscopy) at a very busy procedural center which performs greater than 10,000 procedures per year.
  • A large regional advanced endoscopy referral center with greater than 1000 advanced procedures performed per year, including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, and endoscopic mucosal resection.
  • San Francisco is home to the regional Inflammatory Bowel Disease referral specialist accepting complex referrals from the entire Northern California patient population.
  • Oakland is the designated regional referral center for motility and complex advanced esophageal procedures and a large thoracic full-service surgical center.
  • San Francisco is the regional center of excellence for gastrointestinal oncology with dedicated gastrointestinal oncologist, experienced interventional radiologists, and high volume colorectal and hepatobiliary surgical services.
  • Working with a large volume of complex liver patients in a referral practice in San Francisco with additional training in intensive pre-liver transplant management. This will include a 2 month in-patient liver transplant training rotation with the UCSF Liver Transplant Service.
  • Integration to multiple faculty members who are excellent teachers, many of whom are extensively published, and serve as editors and reviewers of major Gastroenterology journals. In addition, there is an onsite GME based research project manager to assist in research projects.
  • Working with large regional programs in Hepatitis B and C management

We will accept two fellows per year through the NRMP match. We are ACGME accredited and predominately based at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco with rotations through Kaiser Permanente Oakland for esophageal disease and general GI, and at University of California, San Francisco for Liver Transplant in-patient experience. There are extensive opportunities at other facilities, or other away institutions, if other experiences are desired.

Application submissions through ERAS begins in July 2022. Please refer to the ERAS website for specific dates and instructions. Required application materials include:

  • Common Application Form (CAF)
  • personal statement
  • minimum of 3 letters of recommendation (at least one must be from residency program director)
  • ECFMG certification (applicable to graduates of foreign medical schools)
  • a color photo
  • USMLE and medical school transcripts
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