Gastroenterology Fellowship

Our three-year program offers fellows clinical and patient management experience in a wide variety of gastrointestinal and liver disorders.

The Gastroenterology Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our fellows are trained in science-based cognitive gastroenterology, advanced endoscopic techniques, and innovative therapy of advanced liver disease and nutritional disorders.

We accept two fellows each year.


Our program is highly competitive. We typically receive more than 400 applications each year for two available positions, and we invite the top 10 percent of applicants to interview.

We offer a wide variety of sub-specialty training with highly competent experts in the field. All graduates since 1989 have passed the Gastroenterology Board examination on their first attempts.

We participate in the pilot program for concurrent GI and transplant hepatology training. Six months of scholarly activity/research is required for all fellows.

The third year is tailored to maximize exposure in the fellows area of interest. Training in advanced endoscopy is offered as an option in the third year. We have endoscopy simulators available in the clinical simulation department that are used to introduce and practice endoscopic techniques.

Download fellowship handbook

Our typical rotation schedule is illustrated below. The distribution of rotations is correct, but the precise months of the rotations are subject to change.

Month Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
1 GI/Baylor Dallas Hepatology GI/Baylor Dallas
2 GI/Baylor Dallas GI/Baylor Dallas Hepatology
3 Hepatology Elective1 Track2
4 GI/Baylor Dallas GI/Baylor Dallas Track2
5 Elective1 Hepatology Track2
6 GI/Baylor Dallas GI/Baylor Dallas Track2
7 Hepatology Scholarly Activity Track2
8 GI/Baylor Dallas Scholarly Activity Track2
9 GI/Baylor Dallas Scholarly Activity Track2
10 Hepatology Scholarly Activity Elective3
11 GI/Baylor Dallas Scholarly Activity Elective3
12 GI/Baylor Dallas Scholarly Activity Elective3
  1. Pathology or radiology electives
  2. Available tracks: advanced endoscopy, hepatology, comprehensive consultant, research
  3. Available electives: colon/rectal surgery, general surgery, transplant medicine, transplant surgery, nutrition, physiology/motility, oncology, gynecology, pediatric GI, additional GI or hepatology rotations

Our fellows receive training in advanced treatment procedures for a wide variety of gastrointestinal and liver disorders.

Procedures fellows are exposed to include:

  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, including dilation of strictures and percutaneous gastrostomy, endoscopic ultrasound and therapeutic endoscopy, including ERCP, interventional EVS, stenting
  • Small bowel endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, including polypectomy
  • Clinical and endoscopic management of gastrointestinal hemorrhage, including the use of cautery, clips and bands
  • Performance and interpretation of esophageal manometry and pH testing
  • Capsule endoscopy

We believe everything the fellows do should contribute to their education and preparation for practice. As the major referral center for North Texas and surrounding states, we have a large patient base with both common and rare conditions.

We have several conferences each week to allow reflection on what each fellow is seeing. These include:

  • Journal club
  • Morning report
  • Grand rounds
  • M&M
  • Case conference
  • Technical conference
  • A didactic lecture series for the fellows to cover the scientific basis of gastroenterology over three years

On a less-frequent basis, we have:

  • Research conference
  • Pathology conference
  • Evidence-based medicine conference
  • Hepatology didactic conference
  • Clinical conferences organized by the IBD Center, Esophageal Diseases Center, Oncology Service and Advanced Endoscopy Interest Group

During the first year, fellows are encouraged to begin to develop a research project for the second year with the assistance of a mentor engaged in research activities. The proposal is written and submitted to the Institutional Review Board for Human Subject Protection, so fellows may begin work on the project without delay.

The bulk of scholarly work (library research, research studies and writing) is done during the next six months, and a paper reporting the research is submitted for publication during the third year. Fellows are encouraged to submit the research work in abstract form to national meetings for presentation.

Fellow projects have been published in Gastroenterology, The New England Journal of Medicine and PLOS ONE, among other journals.

To see recent publications by our fellows, download the fellowship handbook

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How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept residency applications.

Deadline for applications is September 1.

Application Requirements

Applicants must be graduates of or currently participating in an accredited Internal Medicine residency program. Fellows cannot begin training until they have successfully completed an internal medicine residency program.

Applicants must submit the following along with their application:

  • A personal statement
  • At least three letters of recommendation, including one from your internal medicine residency program director
  • USMLE/COMLEX scores transcript
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Guidelines for International Medical Graduates: Housestaff Appointment Eligibility


Our program director evaluates the completed application file and invites candidates with outstanding potential based on academic credentials, recommendations, aptitude and interest for interviews.

Invitations for interviews in October are extended in September. The match list is submitted by the deadline in mid-November, and the announcement of results occurs in December.

The interview sessions will be conducted remotely. Invited applicants will be asked to attend an online presentation, which will include an orientation lecture, by the Program Director and a recorded tour of the campus. Invited applicants who are interested in pursuing a position will then contact the Program Coordinator to arrange remote interviews with faculty and fellows.

Contact Us

Laura Khullar

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Gastroenterology Fellowship
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
Roberts Hospital, Suite R-0615
3500 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our fellows a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Dallas

Dallas provides access to metropolitan entertainment and culture while maintaining the lowest cost of living among the top 10 largest U.S. cities.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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