During the first year, the Fellow will be exposed to a wide variety of patients with gastrointestinal, hepatic and nutritional diseases. Education will focus on the development of expertise for appropriate work-up, diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. In addition, the Fellow will develop familiarity of the pediatric and adult gastrointestinal literature through literature search and active participation in patient care conferences, departmental conferences and journal clubs. Towards the end of the first year, the Fellow will identify a research mentor and together select a specific project to pursue during the second and third year of the Fellowship under the direction of the mentor. During the second and third years, the Fellow will learn research techniques, develop project for presentation at a national meeting and develop experience in writing a grant proposal.
Effective 2016, we will accept one fellow through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
The 36-month curriculum is divided roughly for 12.5 months of clinical activities and 20 months of research activities as follows:
- Inpatient service: 42 weeks
- Research: 4 weeks
- Vacation: 4 weeks
- Pathology Rotation: 1 week
- Radiology Rotation: 1 week
Second and Third years
- Inpatient service: 5 weeks
- Research/Clinic: 43 weeks
- Vacation: 4 weeks
*Fellows will rotate through Hepatology Service during their inpatient weeks/months over the three year program.
*Procedures weekly through all three years.
*Weekend call is shared by all first, second and third year fellows.
Our 3-year fellowship program is ACGME accredited and begins on July 1 each year and effective 2016, we will accept one fellow through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We will start accepting applications from prospective applicants through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) between June 9, 2016 and July 15, 2016. Candidates will be invited for interviews for the 2017 fellowship program during July, August and September of 2016. Our requirements to enter the program are as follows:
- Apart from US citizens and permanent residents, we will accept applications from existing J1 and H-1B visa holders.
- Applications will only be accepted through ERAS.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. We would prefer that at least one of these letters be from a Pediatric Gastroenterologist.
Until June 30, 2015: Fellows are employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).
Stipend amounts for the 2013 – 2014 Academic Year:
- PGY1 - $55,250
- PGY2 - $56,250
- PYG3 - $57,250
- PGY4 - $58,250
- PGY5 - $61,250
- PGY6 - $63,250
- PGY7 - $65,250
At MCW/Children’s Hospital, we believe in providing employees with opportunities for professional and personal growth. An overview of employee benefits for fellows training through June 30, 2015 is listed below:
- Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
- 403 (b) Retirement Plan
- Vacation – 22 days per academic year
- Holiday & Floating Holidays
- Sick Leave
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Dependent Care Reimbursement
- Health Flexible Spending Account
- Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability
The MCW Professional Risk Management Department coordinates the professional liability self-insurance program and assures liability coverage with the Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund in excess of the primary annual limits of $1,000,000 per incident and $3,000,000 in the aggregate. Providers are covered for activities within the scope of duties for MCW.
As of July 1, 2015: Fellows are employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH).
See MCWAH Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment for information regarding vacations, leaves, insurance, stipends and professional liability.