Gastroenterology Fellowship | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Gastroenterology Fellowship

The Gastroenterology Fellowship program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock was accredited in 2021, and the inaugural class of two fellows began training July 1, 2022. The goal is to train and retain physicians to practice in the surrounding West Texas communities.

The primary training site for endoscopy and inpatient consultation services is University Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, nonprofit county-owned hospital. At the end of training, the fellow will have met the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) for eligibility for the admission to the gastroenterology examination. Our program graduates possess the knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, attitudes and values of professionalism essential to the practice of gastroenterology. 

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Goals and Mission 

The goal and the mission of our GI fellowship program is to provide a sound knowledge of broad spectrum of gastrointestinal, pancreaticobiliary and liver disorders, train the fellows with excellent clinical skills to prepare them for independent practice either in an academic setting or a private practice setting, to nurture the intellectual and innovative abilities of our fellows through the scholarly activities and to prepare them for future leadership roles in GI societies.  The program expects that at the end of the three-year fellowship our fellows will achieve a high degree of professionalism and competency in clinical skills and clinical reasoning of general and complex GI and pancreaticobiliary and hepatic disorders and be successful in ABIM GI board certification examination.  

We aim to prepare exceptional physicians for successful careers in gastroenterology and hepatology and to educate fellows to become expert clinicians and thought leaders in clinical and basic research.

Our comprehensive training is comprised of clinical teaching, didactic instruction, and mentoring, throughout training in which our fellows have the opportunity to work closely with the faculty.  We foster an educational environment in which the well-being and professional development of our fellows are highly valued.

Applications are accepted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) only. We participate in the NRMP Match and will accept applications for the fellowship through August 15. Applications will be reviewed and then selected applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews. Inquiries concerning the Gastroenterology Fellowship can be directed to the fellowship program coordinator.

Application Check List

  • ERAS Application
  • ERAS Addendum Form (only needed upon invitation for an interview)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in chronological order with no gaps)
  • MSPE
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE/Complex Scores
  • A minimum of (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Notarized copy of Diploma (only needed upon invitation for an interview)
  • Copy of State License (only needed upon invitation for an interview)

Got Questions?

We're here to help. Contact us if you have questions.


Kanak Das, MD
Program Director

Brandi Mckinnon

Nallely Salas
Program Coordinator

Phone: 806-743-2161

3601 4th Street MS 9410 Lubbock, TX  79430