Department of Medicine

Advanced Gastroenterology Fellowship Programs

The Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta is pleased to offer advanced Gastroenterology clinical training in the following areas:

  • Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy (ERCP, EUS, small bowel endoscopy)
  • Hepatology/Liver Transplantation
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Nutrition

Advanced gastroenterology fellowships are designed for trainees that have completed their core gastroenterology training, but are looking for additional training in a specific gastroenterology subspecialty. Fellows are fully integrated into the Division of Gastroenterology and are expected to be an active member in the GI Division. This includes attendance at GI Monday Rounds, Tuesday Research Rounds, and City-wide Journal Club. Fellows will be expected to present at GI Monday Rounds, participate in GI Research Day, and teach medical students during the GI Block. Fellows will also be required to participate in GI Weekend Call (maximum 4 weekends per year).

All postgraduate medical fellows need to be registered with the University of Alberta Postgraduate Medical Education (PME) office and are subject to the rules set forth by the PME.

Please see each program’s page for: objectives, selection criteria, and sample rotation schedule.

Canadian applicants are given preference, but all candidates are encouraged to apply.
All applicants are considered equally according to Alberta’s Human Rights Legislation protected grounds of discrimination. These grounds include ancestry, national or ethnic origin, religion or creed, age, gender (including circumstances related to pregnancy), gender-determined characteristics, sexual orientation, marital or family status, source of income, political belief, or physical or mental disability.

Fellowships are typically one (1) year, and commence on July 1st. In certain circumstances may be renewed for a 2nd year. Fellowships extending longer than 12 months need to have a significant research component.

Timeline:

The application deadline for all Fellowships is August 31, 2020.

Interviews will be conducted in person or via “Skype” in July/August.

Successful applicants will be notified in October/November 2020.

Application Requirements:

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Internal Medicine (including exam) or equivalent
  • Completion of GI Residency in approved institution
  • English, as per University Requirements
  • A minimum score of at 7.0 on each band of the IELTS as well as satisfactory completion of an ELP assessment during the Pre-Entry Assessment Program (PEAP) that is mandatory for all sponsored trainees or the probationary period those who do not attend the PEAP. The IELTS results must be from the past two years.

Candidates will be exempt from English requirements if:

  1. their undergraduate or postgraduate medical education experience is in a country where English is the first and native language,
  2. >50% of their undergraduate and postgraduate medical education was taken in a country where English is the first and native language
  3. OR if they are in independent practice in Canada or in a country where English is the first and native language and have already met ELP requirements before registering with their regulatory body.

Documents to be Submitted

  1. Application form
  2. Letter of interest
  3. Up to Date Curriculum vitae, preferably Canadian Common CV (https://ccv-cvc.ca/loginresearcher-eng.frm)
  4. Three letters of reference, including one from current program director
    References should be sent directly to:
    Carrie-Anne Cyre (Medical Education Program Coordinator)
    3-11 Zeidler Ledcor Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2X8
    Fax: 780-492-8243, Email: gi.education@ualberta.ca
  5. Proof of English proficiency
  6. Copy of certificate of successful completion of Internal Medication, including examination