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Clinical Scholar Track

A three-year track is available for those interested in a career in clinical research or scholarly practice.

This track is designed to augment a physician's clinical training by providing new skills and perspectives necessary to achieve future leadership positions. The program stresses training in the quantitative and qualitative sciences underlying the essential aspects of improving health care delivery and medical care systems.

The broader goal of the Clinical Scholar Track is to expand the body of knowledge related to gastrointestinal and hepatologic diseases and develop effective therapeutic interventions.

This program includes one year of research and two years of hands-on clinical experience.

A Representative Clinical Scholars Curriculum

Year 1
Colonoscopy 1 month
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) 1 month
Liver Transplant Service 1 month
Esophageal Clinic .25 month
Colorectal Neoplasia Clinic .25 month
Pancreas Clinic .25 month
Hepatobiliary Clinic 1 month
Motility Clinic .75 month
Miscellaneous GI testing .25 month
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic 1 month
General GI Clinic 1 month
Hospital consults 2.5 months
Hospital 1 month
Nutrition .50 month
Proctology Clinic .25 month
Total: 12 months
Year 2
Research 12 months
Year 3
Colonoscopy 1 month
Bleeding Team 2 months
Complex endoscopy 2.5 months
ERCP .5 months
Hospital Primary Service 1.5-2 months
Liver Transplant Service .5-1 month
Hospital consults .5-1 months
Hepatobiliary Clinic 1 month
Electives* 2 months
Total: 12 months
Total Months: 36 months

* Scheduling of elective times will vary for each fellow. The actual curriculum may vary slightly among fellows and often changes from year-to-year based on feedback from faculty and fellows.

Research
Fellows in the clinical track are not expected to formally participate in major research projects until the second year, but they are encouraged to conduct small projects and participate in existing protocols throughout the program.

In addition to extensive input from a mentorship committee, the associate chair of Research and the program director, a daylong research symposium is held in the fall of the first year to help fellows select research projects. By the end of the first year, you will develop a research proposal and choose a preceptor to assist with your second-year research project.

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