The educational mission of the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellowship Training Program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center is to provide trainees with the experiences necessary to become academic pediatric gastroenterologists or hepatologists. To do this, we focus on a comprehensive clinical, procedural, research, and educational experience that will allow the trainee to develop the necessary skills to become a leader in the field of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. This fellowship is fully accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and meets the training requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics for subspecialty certification in Pediatric Gastroenterology.
The three year fellowship program consists of 12 months of clinical education and 24 months of research experience. The first year of the program predominantly involves the acquisition of clinical and procedural skills and participation in teaching responsibilities, but also introduces the trainee to various aspects of clinical and basic research methodology. Over the next two years, there is increased time committed to research, while new teaching and administrative tasks are assumed. Some activities are common to all years of fellowship training. Throughout the three years, fellows are required to attend the key departmental, division, and joint fellowship conferences as part of their core educational experience. Administrative responsibilities include scheduling some of these educational activities and maintaining the teaching file for the ambulatory practice. Following completion of the three-year fellowship, there is an opportunity for advanced training in Transplant Hepatology.
The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Lurie Children’s is committed to the education and professional development of its fellows. There are 18 full-time attending physicians in the division and all hold faculty appointments within the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.
All applicants to the Pediatric Gastroenterology fellowship must use ERAS. When submitting your application through ERAS, you will need to submit the following:
1. Completed application form
3. Curriculum Vitae
• Where applicable, please include the following: education, post-graduate training, additional
training, work experience, honors or awards, research experience, publications, and presentations
4. Personal Statement outlining your career goals in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5. Three letters of recommendation
• One letter should be from the pediatric department chair, residency program director, or chief of
staff from the hospital in which your residency training was done
• If letters are being submitted electronically, they should be sent in PDF format, signed electronically,
and sent directly from the author’s email address
6. USMLE Scores for Steps 1, 2, and 3
7. Medical School Transcripts
9. ECFMG (required for foreign medical graduates)
Jennifer Strople, MD, MS
Barry K Wershil, MD
Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Ann & Robert H. Lurie
Children's Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue #65
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Housestaff Research Portal
Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.