The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers a comprehensive fellowship, under the direction of Dr. Chad Burski.

The overall goal of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship program is to provide in depth training and education related to the treatment of all digestive and liver related diseases.  Graduating fellows will meet the requirements to obtain sub-specialty certification in Gastroenterology as outlined by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  The fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Alabama is a three year program and is available to all physicians who have completed residency training in internal medicine. 

Located in Birmingham, UAB serves as a major regional medical center for the state as well as the southeast.  This allows us to provide substantial experience to trainees, who will be working within the UAB Health System, including rotations at Kirklin Clinic, UAB Hospital, and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


During the three years of training, each fellow is required to successfully complete two years of clinical training and an additional year of either research or clinical training.  There are serveral additional opportunities available to members of our fellowship program. 

Year 1

  • Obtain clinical expertise in GI/Liver Disease
  • University Hospital GI Ward Service
  • University Hospital Hepatology Ward Service
  • University Hospital GI Consult Service
  • VA Endoscopy/Consult Service

Year 2

  • Obtain the basic skills for completing clinical research
  • The second year can be used as dedicated research time with an average of six months of research, but up to 12 months for basic science research

Year 3

  • Continue clinical expertise in GI/Liver Disease
  • VA Endoscopy/Consult
  • University Hospital GI and Hepatology Ward Service
  • University Hospital GI consult service
  • Up to 4-6 months of electives

In addition to the above training, fellows also participate in rotating call, continuity clinic and subspecialty clinics. Clinics are held at both Veterans Administration Hospital and Kirklin Clinic. The subspecialty clinics allow fellows to rotate every four months through various attending physicians' clinics. 


We will participate in the National Registry Match Program (NRMP) for the 2017 interview season. We accept applications through ERAS

Deadline for applications via ERAS: July 31

Are there any specific USMLE score requirements or any other requirements?

  • USMLE score is considered but a specific score has not been made a requirement
  • Application Submission Requirements:

      All applications will be reviewed via ERAS

  1. Current CV (updated within 3 months)
  2. Medical School Transcripts (and diploma if requested)
  3. Medical School Dean’s Letter
  4. Three (3) total Letters of Recommendation (including former program directors)
  5. Certificate/verification from previous residency training
  6. Must be eligible for Alabama Medical License and Alabama Controlled Substance Certificate (all step scores completed at time of application)
  7. Must be eligible for Federal DEA registration
  8. Valid ECFMG Certificate (IMG only)

When do you interview for potential fellowships applicants?

We will begin interviewing applicants in September and continue through October.

Do you only accept applications through ERAS for Fellowships or do you accept applications via fax, etc?

We participate in the National Registry Match Program (NRMP) yearly and only accept applications through ERAS.

Do you accept International Medical Graduates?

Yes, we accept International Medical Graduates.

Do you sponsor H1B and J1 Visas?

Yes, the division can sponsor these Visas.

Do you offer an advanced 4th year of fellowship?

Yes, we offer an accredited Transplant Hepatology Fellowship as both a pilot program through the ABIM for 3rd year GI fellows as well as an advanced 4th year for GI fellowship graduates.

Do you offer a Transplant Hepatology Fellowship?

Yes, as both a pilot program through the ABIM for 3rd year GI fellows as well as an advanced 4th year for GI fellowship graduates. This is a newly ACGME-accredited program that we are proud to offer at our institution.

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