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:

Title Frequency Speaker/s Content
GI Noon Conference Weekly 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 Weekly Fellows 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
Pathology Conference Weekly Louis Dehner, M.D.
(pediatric pathologist)
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 Bimonthly 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.

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