Eligibility Requirements


Applicants to the Endoscopy Research Fellowship must have an MD degree or equivalent. Non-native speakers of English must take and submit TOEFL scores that meet minimum requirements. Submission of a goal statement, curriculum vitae and three written letters of recommendation with phone and email contact information are required. International applicants who are not U.S. citizens must be eligible for a H1-B Visa or equivalent. Applicants with J1 visa status are ineligible for the Endoscopy Research Fellowship.

Application Requirements

To apply, submit the following materials, addressed to Fellowship Director at the address below:

  1. Endoscopy Research Fellowship application form
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Goal Statement addressing:
    — Detailed career aim in research
    — Experience with scientific writing, data analysis and endoscopy
    — Knowledge of statistics and research in a clinical setting, including IRB process, writing protocols, etc.
  4. Minimum TOEFL, TOEFLiBT, or TOEFLC scores for all applicants whose first language is not English. Minimum TOEFL: 580. Minimum TOEFLiBT: 92. Minimum TOEFLC: 237. Test scores must be from within the last two years. If you do not have the minimum scores indicated above you are not eligible to apply.
  5. Three written references with phone and email contact information for each reference writer.

Application Deadline

Materials must be received no later than Sept. 30 each year. Send all materials to:
Andrew Ross, MD, Endoscopy Research Fellowship Director
c/o Terri Davis Smith
Virginia Mason
1100 Ninth Ave.
P.O. Box 900
Mail Stop: G250-B
Seattle, WA 98111
For more information, please contact Terri Davis Smith.

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