Curriculum

Year One:
    • The entirety of the first year will be spent at Genesys rotating primarily on the GI service and performing procedures including colonoscopy, EGD, and paracentesis
    • Two week rotation on Parenteral/Enteral Nutrition Team
    • Development of academic and basic procedural skills
    • Involvement in consultative services and bedside management of all patients on the service
    • Review of pathology specimens with the Department of Pathology
    • Radiology review with the Department of Radiology
    • Outpatient experience with core faculty
    • Teaching/lecture responsibilities of the housestaff at GRMC
    • Development of research topic
    Year Two:
      • Increased flexibility and exposure to consultative services and bedside teaching
      • Progressive involvement in more invasive procedures including: ERCP,EUS, sphincterotomies and stent placements
      • One month out rotation in hepatology/liver transplantation
      • One month out rotation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (2 nd and/or 3 rdyear)
      • One month out rotation in GI Motility/Neurogastroenterology (2 nd and/or 3 rd year)
      • Implementation of research project
      • Further outpatient experience with Core Faculty

    Year Three:
      • Advanced technical training, including biliary stent placement, wallstent placement, advanced polypectomy techniques
      • Completion of research, including written paper, presentation at FAME (Flint Area Medical Education) Research Forum as well as submission of research for publication
      • One month out rotation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (2 nd and/or 3 rdyear)
      • One month out rotation in hepatology / liver transplantation
      • One month out rotation in GI Motility/Neurogastroenterology (2 nd and/or 3 rd year)
      • Two week rotation on Parenteral/Enteral Nutrition Team
      • Increased outpatient responsibility at the GI Fellow Clinic

    Upon completion of the program, the graduating fellow will have had broad exposure to the field of gastroenterology, academically, clinically, and procedurally. It is the goal of our fellowship program to produce outstanding, competent clinical physicians and life-long learners who maintain a passion for the field.