Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition | Fellowships | Education
Conferences and Educational Opportunities
Fellows are invited to participate in the broad array of high quality teaching and research conferences that are held regularly in the Division and throughout the institution. The following is a list of the regular Division conferences:
|GI Noon Conference
||50% 1st year fellows
50% attending and senior fellows
|In depth evidence-based review of pertinent clinical questions and topics, or presentation of senior fellows’ research
|Fellow’s Didactic Lecture Series
||Focused presentation of GI, nutrition and hepatology topics with board-style questions, designed to cover all of the ABP sub-specialty exam topics every 2-3 years
||Louis Dehner, M.D.
|Review of all pathology specimens (upper and lower endoscopy, rectal suction biopsy, liver biopsy and surgical specimens) from the previous week, with emphasis on recognition of important pathological findings
|GI-Surgery Joint Conference
||GI fellow and Pediatric Surgery attending
||Presentation and discussion of medical and surgical aspects of conditions with multidisciplinary relevance
Additional Educational Opportunities:
All pediatric fellows are required to participate in a weekly Department Forum. The first half of each year is devoted to presentation of research projects by second year fellows. The second half of the year covers a core curriculum in ethics, along with lectures on a host of additional topics including: professionalism, systems-based practice, biostatistics and introduction to the IRB.
Second and third year fellows may take a broad array of courses at Washington University in order to improve proficiency in subjects related to basic and clinical research. Tuition support is provided as part of the NIH training grant. For example, previous fellows completed Master’s degrees in computer science and public health. They also attend seminars hosted by departments throughout the university, including the Digestive Disease Research Core Center Enrichment Series.