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 interview season. We accept applications through ERAS

Deadline for applications via ERAS: August 10

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Monti Nix
Education Administrator