Postdoctoral Programs: Gastroenterology

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The Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program is a three year, AOA-approved, postdoctoral training program designed to:

After the successful completion of the program, the fellow will be eligible to sit for the gastroenterology certifying examination conducted by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.


The Section of Gastroenterology and the Department of Internal Medicine educates osteopathic gastroenterology fellows to provide the highest quality compassionate care, promotes the practice of osteopathic gastroenterology, and encourages lifelong learning, research, and service.

Program Information

Program Director: Mark E. Efrusy, D.O., FACG, FACOI
Number of AOA-Approved/Funded Positions: 3
Number of Gastroenterology Faculty: 5

Training Site
St. James Hospital and Health Centers–Olympia Fields Campus
20201 South Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461

Affililiate Training Site
Resurrection Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

Didactic Program

Length of Program

The total time period of the subspecialty fellowship program in gastroenterology will be 36 consecutive months of clinical and research responsibilities. Thirty months will be divided between the two training sites. A period of two months during training will be spent at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital's Department of Hepatology for exposure in transplantation service and advanced hepatology. There will be four months allowed for outside elective time in approved affiliated institutions. Throughout the 36 months, the fellow will participate in and help manage the outpatient clinical services of the section of gastroenterology and will participate in the long-term management of chronic gastrointestinal disorders.

How to Apply

Graduates of an AOA-approved college of Osteopathic Medicine who have completed an AOA-approved Internal Medicine Residency, may submit the following to apply:

To obtain a fellowship application, click here.


Kathryn Hanrahan, Gastroenterology Program Coordinator
Franciscan St. James Health
20201 S. Crawford Ave.
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
708/747-4000, ext. 5247  

Related Links

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

American College of Osteopathic Internists

American College of Physicians—American Society of Internal Medicine