Curriculum

Curriculum

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GASTROENTEROLOGY CORE SUBJECTS

At the core of the fellowship curriculum are formal presentations and clinical teaching that will cover these topics:

  • Acid peptic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Acute and chronic gallbladder and biliary tract disease
  • Acute and chronic liver diseases
  • Acute and chronic pancreatic diseases
  • Diseases of the esophagus
  • Disorders of nutrient assimilation
  • Gastrointestinal and hepatic neoplastic disease
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal diseases with an immune basis
  • Gastrointestinal emergencies in the acutely- ill patient
  • Gastrointestinal infections, including retroviral, mycotic, and parasitic diseases
  • Genetic/inherited disorders
  • Geriatric gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Motor disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Patients under surgical care for gastrointestinal disorders
  • Vascular disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Women's health issues in digestive diseases

Fellows receive instruction through all three years to competently perform the medical, diagnostic, and therapeutic procedures considered essential for the practice of gastroenterology, including the following procedures:

  • Biopsy of the mucosa of esophagus, stomach, small bowel, and colon
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy with polypectomy
  • Conscious sedation
  • Esophageal dilation
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Non-variceal hemostasis, both upper and lower including actively bleeding patients
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures utilizing enteral intubation
  • Paracentesis
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  • Retrieval of foreign bodies from the esophagus
  • Variceal hemostasis including actively bleeding patients

Fellows will have formal instruction and clinical experience in the interpretation of the following diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and procedures:

  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholendochopancreatography, diagnostic and therapeutic applications
  • Enteral and parenteral alimentation
  • Imaging of the digestive system, including:
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Contrast radiography
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Nuclear medicine studies
    • Percutaneous cholangiography
    • Ultrasound, including endoscopic ultrasound
    • Vascular radiography
    • Wireless capsule endoscopy
    • Interpretation of gastrointestinal and hepatic biopsies
    • Motility studies, including esophageal motility/pH studies