Department of Medicine

Gastroenterology Fellowship Didactic





Monday fellows lecture

Monday conferences are held weekly from 5:00 to 6:00 PM starting in the fall. This is a fellow only lecture provided by Baylor college of medicine faculty. The lectures include topics from Epidemiology, Motility, Radiology, Pathology and Quality improvement. This is a mandatory lecture for all fellows and time is protected to attend during inpatient services. These lectures have continued in a virtual format during the pandemic.

Journal Club

Journal club occurs monthly on a Tuesday evening from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, starting in the fall. It is aim to help fellows demonstrate the use of the principles of evidence-based medicine to critique study design and analysis of current gastrointestinal medical literature. Fellows work closely with a faculty member to prepare the live conference and written assessment of the study that is shared during the lecture. Usually dinner is provided.

Thursday fellows lecture

Thursday conferences are held weekly from 7:15 to 8:00 AM.  This is a fellow only lecture provided mostly by Baylor college of medicine faculty. During the summer a crash course focused on the most common inpatient consults is delivered to the first-year fellows. In the fall, the lectures include review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology topics from Sleisenger & Fordtran’s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease textbook and clinical guidelines. In addition, visiting professors are invited for private Q&A sessions with the fellows. These lectures have continued in a virtual format during the pandemic.

Grand rounds

The Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology hosts weekly GI grand rounds. This interdisciplinary conference is held from 8-9 a.m. (CST) every Thursday at the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, McNair Campus, 7200 Cambridge St., Conference Room A/B, Houston, TX 77030. Lectures include case presentations from fellows, guest speakers, and visiting professors featuring local faculty as well as regional and national experts in their respective fields. These lectures have continued in a virtual format during the pandemic.

Research conferences

Research conferences are held monthly from 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM starting in the fall. Current research projects from faculty and fellows are presented and discussed for feedback. This lecture is interactive, it provides the opportunity to learn and apply concepts of research methodology from well published faculty.

Multidisciplinary Benign GI Conference

The Multidisciplinary Benign GI Conference is held at VA hospital every Friday from 12:00 - 1:00pm at VAMC 5B-166. This is a multidisciplinary lecture with pathology, radiology and gastrointestinal surgery. In this conference interesting inpatient and outpatient cases are presented for histological and imaging correlation and to discuss surgical options. This lecture is attended only by the fellows rotating at the VA.

Other optional conferences

  • • The Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Tumor Board. Monday 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. at Baylor Clinic 
  • • Hepatology and Liver Transplantation Conference. Monday 12:15 – 1:00 p.m. 
  • • The department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Thursday 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. 
  • • DDC GI Research Forum. Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.



Fellows are encouraged to attend the annual courses organized by the Gastroenterology and Hepatology department. Fellows attend these courses and receive course materials at no cost.