Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition | Fellowship

Welcome from the Program Director:

Dear Applicants,

Welcome to our fellowship program!

There are many excellent fellowship programs in pediatric gastroenterology - each with its own characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. As you explore different programs and begin to envision where you see yourself spending the next three or more years of your life, I think you will notice that our program stands out as unique.

We aim to train the next generation of academic pediatric gastroenterologists, who feel equally comfortable at the bedside and at the bench. Our graduates have distinguished themselves in all aspects of academic pursuit - from clinical medicine to basic, clinical and translational research. This track record reflects the motivation and intellectual level of our incoming fellows, the superb clinical and research mentoring provided by our faculty, and the truly unique academic environment at Washington University.

The Washington University School of Medicine is a world renowned research institution, and has produced seventeen Nobel Laureates. Our fellows have the opportunity to interact with world-class scientists in the Division as well as in other divisions and basic science departments. These interactions form the basis for research opportunities that are difficult to find elsewhere.

Finally, a word about St. Louis. Whether or not you are a Cardinals fan (you probably will be by the time you complete your fellowship), you will find that this city is beautiful, affordable, and offers something for everybody. I moved to St. Louis from Miami for my fellowship, and I have remained here ever since.

Please take the time to read about the program, and to get a taste of what makes it so special.
I look forward to speaking with you.
Yumi Turmelle, M.D
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University in St. Louis
Medical Director, Liver Care Center
Fellowship Program Director

Overview of the Program:

The fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition is a nationally recognized three-year program and one of seven pediatric gastrointestinal programs which currently receive federal funding support in the form of an NIH training grant for pediatric gastroenterology research. It is officially accredited by the American College for Graduate Medical Education. Up to two fellows matriculate each year.

The fellowship program provides comprehensive clinical exposure and outstanding research opportunities, with exceptional clinical and research mentors. The unique combination of a rigorous clinical experience and supportive faculty devoted to promoting fellow learning and academic growth make for an intense learning experience. The research experience at Washington University is unparalleled, presenting fellows with the opportunity of working in world-class facilities with nationally and internationally renowned researchers.

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