The fellowship program at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is a three year program with a faculty committed to the teaching and clinical practice of Gastroenterology. This program places emphasis on the management of a variety of gastrointestinal disorders. There is a strong departmental interest in the mechanisms of inflammatory diseases involving the gastroenterology tract which includes collaborative work with basic scientists at Virginia Tech. Advanced interventional endoscopic and radiographic techniques for the treatment of gastrointestinal disease are taught primarily to advanced fellows in a fourth year program.
The fellow's medical service encompasses inpatient consultation and outpatient specialty clinics. They receive subspecialty training in hepatology, diseases of the pancreas, and inflammatory bowel disease during the first year of training. In addition, the fellow will maintain a continuity clinic which allows for the long-term follow-up of patients. Fellows will also receive comprehensive training in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.
A center piece of our program is a strong alliance with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, which affords rich opportunities for basic and applied clinical research. Fellows are encouraged to explore research interests during their first year. In their second and third years, fellows will develop a mature research project leading to a presentation or publication of their scholarly work.
At the core of our program is a faculty devoted to the care of our patients. We strive to impart to our fellows a lifelong dedication to the patient's well being through the use of their skills as practitioners, teachers, and through research.