How to Apply

The UCSF Fellowship Program in Gastroenterology participates in Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Instructions for completing and submitting the ERAS application can be found here.

Deadline for completed applications is July 31, 2023. Virtual interviews will be held on September 20 and October 4.  

We require 3 letters of recommendation, in addition to your current Program Director. If you have had prior research experience, a letter from your research supervisor is desirable. Letters may be included in ERAS. Please include in your personal statement, some discussion of your career goals and of your research interests. We encourage individuals from underrepresented minorities to apply to our program.

Prospective applicants must choose one of two fellowship tracks: Clinical Educator Track or Research Track. Applicants interested in either clinical research or laboratory based, basic science investigation should apply to the Research Track. All fellows are involved in scholarly work during the course of their training but those in the Research Track have additional protected time for scholarly work and are funded by a T32 grant. 

All applications will be reviewed by a committee. Applicants must be eligible for certification in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and must be licensed by the State of California at the time they begin their fellowship.  

GI Fellowship does not sponsor H-1B / J-1 visas for clinical fellowship training. Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools please visit our UCSF policies page for more information.

All applicants to our program are required to register with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Registration forms and additional information can be obtained here.

For additional information, please contact:

Svetlana Sogolova
Program Administrator
513 Parnassus Ave, S-357, Box 0538
San Francisco, CA 94143
[email protected]

Priya Kathpalia, MD
Program Director 
513 Parnassus Ave, S-357, Box 0538
San Francisco, CA 94143
[email protected]

Sara Lewin, MD
Associate Program Director, UCSF / MZ Site Director
1701 Divisadero St., Ste 120
San Francisco, CA 94115
[email protected]

Shreya Patel, MD, MPH
Associate Program Director, ZSFG Site Director
1001 Potrero Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
[email protected]

Annsa Huang, MD
VA Site Director
4150 Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94121
[email protected]