Program Overview

The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Virginia is proud of our commitment to excellence in patient care, education, research, and community outreach. Our Fellowship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and successful completion qualifies the trainee to take the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition sub-board examination for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.

The UVA Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellowship offers an active combined program of clinical and research training. Trainees acquire the clinical and technical skills necessary to function independently as a pediatric gastroenterologist in addition to learning the general principles and techniques of scientific investigation. Three years of training are required, in accordance with the American Board of Pediatrics, and are divided as outlined below.

Applicant Qualifications and Licensure

Fellows are selected from applicants who will have completed training in pediatrics at the time their fellowship would begin. A Virginia license to practice medicine is not required as UVA grants fellows an institutional training permit. The University of Virginia does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or political affiliation. The stipend for fellows is set annually by the UVA Health System.

Program Structure

BlockYear 1Year 2Year 3
Inpatient and Consults(1)2 weeks each month2 weeks/4 weekends3 weeks/4 weekends
Specialty Clinics and Procedures(2)2 weeks each month N/AN/A
Continuity Clinic1/2 day per week 1/2 day per week1/2 day per week
Research2-4 weeks*10 months8 months
Elective Time(4)2-4 weeks*4 weeks8 weeks
Vacation3 weeks3 weeks3 weeks

*January of the first year is dedicated to exploring research opportunities as well as spending time in electives.