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Gastroenterology Fellowship

The Gastroenterology Fellowship program at Genesys Regional Medical Center is an extremely challenging program encompassing all facets of gastroenterology. The fellow will obtain expertise in all phases of digestive diseases, endoscopic procedures, invasive pancreatic and biliary tract procedures, esophageal manometry and physiology studies.

The program accepts one to two fellows per year into the 3 year program.

Requirements for admission:
    • Graduation from an Osteopathic Medical School
    • Satisfactory completion of an AOA or ACGME Internal Medicine Residency program

Year One:
    • Eleven months on GI services where more than 6,000 endoscopic procedures are performed annually.
    • One month elective rotation
    • 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
    • Specimen histology and pathology reviews by 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, sphincterotomies and stent placements, liver biopsies
      • One month out rotation in hepatology/liver transplantation
      • One month out rotation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (2nd and/or 3rd year)
      • Implementation of research project
      • Further outpatient experience with Core Faculty

    Year Three:
      • Advanced technical training, including biliary stent replacements. 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 (2nd and/or 3rd year)
      • One month out rotation in hepatology / liver transplantation
      • Two week rotation on Parenteral/Enteral Nutrition Team
      • Increased outpatient responsibility at the GI Fellow Clinic

    Upon completion of the program, the fellow will have been fully exposed to all aspects of gastroenterology and will have mastered all necessary didactic and procedural skills including: upper and lower GI endoscopies, hemostasis and polypectomy techniques, ERCP with sphincterotomy, biliary stent placement, stone extraction, esophageal motility and pH studies, liver biopsy, as well as didactic, consultative and management capabilities.

    To apply:

    Applications for July 2014 will be accepted through ERAS. All paperwork must be received in Medical Education by September 30th to be considered for an interview. All interviews will take place in October.

    If you have questions, please contact Kathy Johnson at kjohnson@genesys.org.


    For more information, please call the Medical Education Department at:
    (810) 606-5980 or toll free 1-800-233-2863

     

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