Pediatrics: Gastroenterology

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ABOUT THE PEDIATRIC GASTROENTEROLOGY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

 

 

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.

 

The 36-month curriculum is divided roughly for 12.5 months of clinical activities and 20 months of research activities as follows:

 

  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
*In-patient service 42 weeks 5 weeks 5 weeks
Research 4 weeks    
Pathology/Nutrition Rotation 2 weeks    
Weekend Call Every 6 weeks Every 6 weeks Every 6 weeks
Procedures 1/2 day each week 1/2 day each week 1/2 day each week
Out-patient clinic 1/2 day each week 1/2 day each week 1/2 day each week
Vacation 4 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks

*Fellows will rotate through Hepatology Service during their inpatient weeks/months over the three year program.

 

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