How to Apply

Colorectal Fellowship Application Process

Below is an overview of the application process, which includes details about the interview and selection process when applying to the Northside Hospital Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program. Our academic year runs from August 1st thru July 31st.

Required Documents

ERAS application packet which includes the following:
  • Completed ERAS application
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement

All information, including letters of recommendation must be in English. Non-translated documents will not be accepted.

    Apply through ERAS


    To apply to the Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program, use ERAS, the Electronic Fellowship Application Service, for an efficient and centralized application experience. This service is provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and affords applicants to streamline the fellowship application process.


    All applications to the Northside Hospital Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship Program must be received via ERAS.

    Interview Selection Process

    Each application is reviewed for a potential interview. Applicants are interviewed in September. Candidates receiving interviews are selected based upon their ERAS application, personal statement, and letters of recommendation, academic record, and board exam scores.

    The fellowship program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Candidates who have been accepted for an interview will be evaluated based on medical school academic performance, letters of recommendation, personal statement, and board exam scores


    Meet the Residents

    Fellowship Selection Process (The Match)

    Northside Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship program makes all appointments through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants must register to participate in the Match as well as submit an application via ERAS.

    • Program Duration: One-year paid surgical fellowship 
    • Candidates accepted from a 5-year General Surgery Residency 
    • Application via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) (should link to ERAS Fellowship Page
    • Application Deadline: August 1st
    • Program Director: Wayne Ambroze, MD

    Credentialing and Orientation

    All incoming fellowship must be credentialed via the Northside Medical Staff Office. Initial state licensure (the Georgia Medical License) and DEA license will need to be obtained prior to start date and is reimbursed by the Northside Hospital. Fellows who fail to complete credentialing and other pre-employment requirements will not be permitted to begin the required Fellow Orientation.

    Orientation generally begins in the last full week of July.

    International Students

    Northside Hospital is not able to sponsor any visas. We will consider applications from fellowship applicants who will be legally able to begin employment by the effective date of the Agreement of Appointment.


    Any questions about the application process, please contact our Colon and Rectal Surgery Program Coordinator.