Educational Opportunities


The overarching goal of the post-doctoral fellowship program in Pediatric Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Yale is to equip the subspecialty residents with the clinical and research skills to become independent and productive academic pediatric gastroenterologists. Yale University has a prestigious pediatric gastroenterology fellowship training program. Yale fellowship training program in pediatric gastroenterology was first established in 1988 by Dr. Frederick Suchy, and since then, the Yale University School of Medicine has pioneered the training of academic scholars. NIH support was first obtained in 1990 with training focused on developmental gastroenterology first with Dr Frederick Suchy as the PI (1990-1996), then with Dr. Susan Moyer as the PI (1996-2002). Currently Dr. Dinesh Pashankar is the fellowship director.

How to Apply

  • Our fellowship program accepts applicants only with U.S. citizenship, green card (permanent residence Visa), or J1 Visa. Foreign medical graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate.
  • Our institutional Graduate Medical Education and ACGME accreditation requirements specify that all applicants must be board eligible/certified in pediatrics as determined by the American Board of Pediatrics.
  • We accept the common application available through ERAS online and participate in the National Residency Matching Program Interviews for selected applicants are held on Mondays from September through November for the position starting in July of the next year.

Resident Elective

The Resident Elective Program seeks to help participants

  1. Gain experience and competency in managing common pediatric gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional problems,
  2. Interact effectively as a primary care physician with pediatric gastroenterologists, and
  3. Recognize resources available for the care of patients with GI, liver and nutritional disorders.

Medical Student Elective

The Medical Student Elective seeks to help students

  1. Learn to evaluate pediatric patients in clinics (involves taking history, physical examination, considering a differential diagnosis and management plan),
  2. Learn about common pediatric gastrointestinal problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, abdominal pain, jaundice, and
  3. Learn about inpatient management of children with gastrointestinal disease.