SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I am a 2nd year peds resident and think that I've finally decided upon GI for a fellowship. The problem is, I haven't done anything to prepare to start applying, like getting letters of recommendations and writing a personal statement. From what I can tell online, programs start accepting applications in September. If I tried to put together my application now, would I be at a great disadvantage? Am I better off sitting this cycle out and applying next year (which would mean that I would need to find a 1 year position for after residency)? Any advice is appeciated! Thanks!!!