Curriculum

Fellowship Year One

  • GI Consult Service- The GI consult service rotation serves as the “core training” of the fellowship program.  It is designed to train fellows in the practice of providing gastroenterology consultative services in both the inpatient and ambulatory care settings. The fellow is exposed to inpatient consults emanating from all services in the hospital, patient care in the ambulatory care setting, and basic endoscopic techniques. During the first year, fellows spend 8 months on this service and attend weekly clinics with close faculty supervision. Additional instruction comes from second and third year fellows, who focus on the basics of upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, PEG placement and hemostasis.
  • Research – Each first year fellow spends one month of dedicated time performing clinical investigation without the responsibilities of daily consults. Projects are initiated and continued throughout the fellowship.
  • Biliary Service – Beginning in the second half of the year, first year fellows spend two months on the biliary service and begin to assist faculty and senior fellows in the performance of advanced procedures and consults on patients with pancreaticobiliary disease.
  • Vacation – One month of vacation time
  • Didactics and Conferences – throughout the first year fellows in rotation with senior fellows prepare and/or attend all weekly and monthly conferences.

Fellowship Year Two

  • GI Consult Service - Second year fellows spend six months on the GI consult service and are supervised by faculty on daily rounds and for all procedures.  Second year fellows begin to perform more advanced procedures including: polypectomy, advanced, hemostasis, Pillcam, manometry, double balloon endoscopy, dilation and liver biopsies.
  • Research - each second year fellow spends one month of dedicated time to clinical investigation without the responsibilities of daily consults. Projects are initiated and continued throughout the year. Independent scholarly activities are encouraged with supervision of the KCF key clinical faculty.
  • Biliary Service – Second year fellows spend four months on the biliary service participating in all pancreaticobiliary consults, ERCP’s  (keep as is) as well as selected endoscopy ultrasound cases.
  • Vacation – One month of vacation time
  • Didactics and Conferences – throughout the second year fellows in rotation with first and third year fellows prepare and/or attend all weekly and monthly conferences.

Fellowship Year Three

  • GI Consult Service - Third year fellows spend four months on the GI consult service and continue to be supervised by faculty on daily rounds and for all procedures. Third year fellows also assist in the instruction of basic procedures and performance of consults for junior fellows. They continue to perform more advanced procedures including: polypectomy, advanced, hemostasis, Pillcam, manometry,  double balloon endoscopy, enteral stent placement and dilation.
  • Research - Each third year fellow spends one month of dedicated time doing clinical investigation without the responsibilities of daily consults. Projects are continued throughout the year and completed. Independent scholarly activities are encouraged with supervision of the KCF key clinical faculty. Independent drafting of protocols and IRB submissions are performed.
  • Biliary Service – The third year of fellowship is geared towards instructing fellows in all advanced procedures particularly ERCP and endoscopy ultrasound. Each third year fellow spends six months on the biliary service and works closely with faculty who have specific expertise in pancraeticobiliary disease.
  • Liver Transplant Rotation – All third year fellows spend one month on the Liver Transplant service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Campus. Third year fellows are integral members of the clinical team and are involved in inpatient and outpatient care as well as programmatic didactics geared towards acquiring a working knowledge of advanced liver disease and transplantation.
  • Vacation – once month of vacation time.
  • Didactics and Conferences – throughout the third year, Fellows in rotation with first and second year fellows prepare and/or attend all weekly and monthly conferences.

Clinical Research Activities

NYHQ has a uniquely diverse patient population as well as faculty members with a  broad array of research interests including:

  • Crohn's Disease
  • Capsule Endoscopy and GI Bleeding
  • Clostridia difficile Enteritis
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Double Balloon Endoscopy
  • Interventional Biliary Endoscopy
  • Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound
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