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Helen Wong, MD

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Gastro fellow performing minimal invasive surgery

The UCSF Fresno Gastroenterology fellowship program is a three-year ACGME-accredited program. The program matches two PGY-4 fellows each year.

The UCSF Fresno Gastroenterology fellowship program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  All applications are handled through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges.

For information about our application requirements please see below.  For answers to specific questions, please contact:


Program Director- Helen Wong, MD
Gastroenterology Fellowship


For information about our application requirements please see below

Shannon Kremer, Fellowship Program Coordinator
Community Regional Medical Center
2823 North Fresno Street, 1st Floor Endoscopy
GI Department
Fresno, California 93721
Telephone: 559-459-3882
FAX: 559-459-4470
E-mail:  GI-Fellowship@fresno.ucsf.edu
Web address:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/internal/gastro/
UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program web address:  http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu


Application Requirements:  (Program Specific Information)
1. Application
2. Personal Statement
3. Current CV
4. Three letters of recommendation
5. Medical school transcripts
6. USMLE transcripts
7. ECFMG certificate (if applicable)


Minimum Employment Requirements
To be eligible for a residency/fellowship appointment contract with the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, all current or expected trainees must possess one of the following for the duration of their  anticipated years of training:

  • be a United States citizen
  • be in possession of a green card
  • be in possession of an EAD (work permit)
  • possess an ECFMG –sponsored J-1 visa

UCSF Fresno doesn’t generally sponsor H-1B visas, please contact individual programs regarding their policy on H-1B visa sponsorship.

California Medical License
The State of California requires housestaff who meet the following criteria to have a license in order to continue training:

  • US Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 25th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training
  • Foreign/International Graduate- must possess a license by the 1st day of the 37th month of (all) US ACGME Accredited Post Graduate Training

 

Background Checks
UCSF Fresno is committed to selecting and hiring the most capable housestaff in order to pursue its strategic goals of excellence in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity and service to the community.   All offers of appointment to UCSF Fresno sponsored GME programs are specifically conditioned upon a criminal background investigation. Background checks will be carried out by an agency on behalf of UCSF Fresno Graduate Medical Education Office. By signing the background check release form, prospective trainees are consenting to a background investigation.

Additional Information for Foreign Medical Graduates
You must be in possession of an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate in order to complete residency training in the United States.  Please visit the ECFMG website at www.ecfmg.org  for additional information on how to obtain certification.
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