Fellowships: Training Program
The subspecialty training program in Gastroenterology at Baylor College of Medicine offers a wide variety of clinical and investigative experiences in a challenging training program. The program goal is to produce clinically competent gastroenterologists who can read critically, offer expert primary care and consultative services in gastroenterology, and be capable of initiating original investigative work toward an academic career if the individual so desires. The full text of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Written Curriculum can be accessed for explicit details.
The first and second years consist of comprehensive training in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology. Trainees respond to requests for gastrointestinal consultations, participate in GI outpatient clinic activities and gastroenterology conferences. Training and experience in procedures take place progressively throughout the program. During the third year, trainees will have the opportunity for training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound. The third year fellows also have opportunities for additional training in either hepatology, IBD or motility.
The educational experience is integrated for the entire program, and trainees actively participate in section conferences related to gastrointestinal and liver pathology, physiology, as well as combined medical and surgical clinical conferences. Trainees present clinical topics they have researched in weekly Gastroenterology Grand Rounds. They also attend a weekly research conference relevant to gastroenterology and prepare and present journal articles at our monthly held journal club. These conferences provide an exciting opportunity to actively communicate and exchange ideas.