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Curriculum

Clinical training

The Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship will provide you with extensive clinical experience in general pediatric gastroenterology in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Training in a variety of endoscopic procedures, as well as other diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, also will be included.

Rotation schedule

The following is a typical rotation schedule. The rotations can be individualized according to your needs and interests in order to maximize the potential for developing an academic career path.

Year 1

  • Pediatric GI clinical service
  • Endoscopy
  • Electives
  • Research

Year 2

  • Research

Year 3

  • Nutrition
  • Advanced procedures
  • Pediatric GI clinical service
  • Fellows service

Didactic training

An extensive array of didactic conferences and programs is available during this fellowship. Attendance at two weekly pediatric GI conferences is required. In addition, you are expected to present at one Gastroenterology and Hepatology Grand Rounds session yearly and one clinical GI conference.

At least 10 conferences are held each week that encompass various areas in gastroenterology and hepatology. You will also participate in journal club.

Research training

Time is set aside each year for focused training in research. In the first year, you will pick a topic and begin work. You may select a project that is either clinical or laboratory based.

The second year of the fellowship is normally devoted entirely to research. You will learn research protocol development, research techniques and how to evaluate results. The research experience typically lasts from 15 to 18 months, but additional research time is available if needed.

Call frequency

Call frequency is one week a month of call and two weekends a month of call, both from home.

Teaching opportunities

You will have the opportunity to teach medical students, residents and faculty with at least twice-monthly courses.

Evaluation

Evaluation during the fellowship will depend on your ability to develop a base knowledge that allows you to formulate a differential diagnosis. You will be evaluated on your depth of knowledge of the subject.

Additionally, you should be able to perform all of the pediatric gastroenterology procedures independently by the end of your fellowship. Evaluation of your research potential will be conducted with your mentor throughout the second and third years of the fellowship.

  • May 14, 2013
  • ART235187