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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 have extensive exposure to all phases of digestive diseases, endoscopic procedures, invasive pancreatic and biliary tract procedures, including EUS and ERCP, esophageal manometry and pH 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:
    • 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 (2nd and/or 3rd year)
      • One month out rotation in GI Motility/Neurogastroenterology (2nd and/or 3rd 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 (2nd and/or 3rd year)
      • One month out rotation in hepatology / liver transplantation
      • One month out rotation in GI Motility/Neurogastroenterology (2nd and/or 3rd 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.

    To apply:

    Applications for July 2015 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 Tina Lonsway at tlonsway@genesys.org.

    For more information, please call the Medical Education Department at:
    (810) 606-5125 or toll free 1-800-233-2863

     

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