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The NCSCG is comprised of gastroenterologists and hepatologists from various practice settings throughout Northern California dedicated to the pursuit of clinical excellence through professional growth, service, and educational programs. The purpose of this award is to provide career support and recognition of exceptional gastroenterology fellow trainees that embodies the pillars of NCSCG: professionalism, leadership, collaboration, intellectual curiosity, and scholarly educational/research activities.



  • Applicant:

    • A current clinical and/or research gastroenterology fellow at a Northern California ACGME-accredited gastroenterology fellowship program

    • An involved fellow member of NCSCG either through the Education and Trainee Committee and/or regularly attendance of the Educational/Webinar Series

    • Have a mentor who is active in gastroenterology and/or hepatology and who is a NCSCG member in good standing

  • Mentor

    • Each mentor may nominate/support up to one fellow applicant per year at the single fellowship program/institution (e.g., two fellows from the same gastroenterology fellowship program/institution will not be selected in the same award year, even if they are in different post-graduate level) 

    • Past NCSCG Fellow Award recipients are not eligible. Candidates that have previously applied and were not selected are strongly encouraged to re-apply if they continue to meet eligibility criteria



  • Application deadline for this award is 11:59 pm Pacific Time, April 29, 2024

  • Award notification will be sent no later than May 6, 2024, and will be presented at the 2024 GI Symposium

  • Awardee will receive a monetary award fund of $1000 to be used for their clinical, educational and/or research endeavors including attendance to local and/or national gastroenterology/hepatology conferences

    • Additionally, awardee will receive complimentary registration to both annual symposiums organized by NCSCG (i.e., 2024 GI Symposium and 2024 Liver Symposium) and complimentary hotel registration for up to 1 night to attend the 2024 GI Symposium

  • Awardee will receive one year of complimentary NCSCG membership following completion of fellowship



  • Applications will be evaluated on the candidate’s potential for a leadership career in gastroenterology and/or hepatology, including their background and demonstration of:

    • Established interpersonal skills and professionalism

    • Leadership ability/activities and service to institutions/professional societies

    • Motivation, self-direction, and personal integrity

    • Scholarly activities including medical education and research productivity



  • Candidate Statement (limit to 1 page) including your background, career goals/objectives, and current/future plan involvement with NCSCG

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Mentor Letter of Recommendation (limit to 1 page)

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