The Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program provides intense EUS and ERCP training with the goal of developing future leaders in the field. The program can be tailored to your individual needs, allowing greater emphasis on either EUS or ERCP to facilitate your research and clinical interests. In addition, you will actively participate in other advanced procedures such as EMR, luminal stenting and deep enteroscopy, depending on your needs and existing opportunities.
Upon completion of the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program, you should be able to:
- Utilize EUS and ERCP to diagnose and manage patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disorders
- Identify the unique features of dedicated echoendoscopes, catheter probes, and EUS and ERCP accessories
- Identify normal and abnormal EUS and ERCP anatomy
- Establish the T, N, and M stage for luminal tumors and pancreatic cancer
- Differentiate the various types of cystic pancreatic tumors
- Identify the utility of EUS for evaluating patients with chronic pancreatitis including autoimmune pancreatitis
- Differentiate the various subepithelial mass lesions
- Assess the N stage for lung cancer
- Demonstrate proper technique for EUS-guided biopsy
- Demonstrate proper technique for selective biliary and pancreatic cannulation, endoscopic sphincterotomy, pre-cut sphincterotomy, and needle-knife sphincterotomy
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your program training. You will be evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation and will meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.