The resident fellow is on the clinical service for 6 of the 12 months. During this period he/she oversees the performance of the pediatric house officers and students in the management of all inpatients. He/She will participate in inpatient consultations and complete inpatient endoscopic procedures while on the clinical service. He/She will conduct his/her own continuity clinic once a week and attend 1-2 half-day outpatient GI clinics per week throughout the duration of the fellowship training. Additional months are spent in the Department of Radiology, in the Department of Surgical Pathology, with the Division of Pediatric Surgery and with the Department of Nutrition as core building months. The first year fellow is encouraged to enroll in the Molecular Biology Course taught by the faculty members of the Division of Molecular Pathology during the final month of his/her first year of training. One month during the first year is a true elective month which can be spent in research or in manuscript preparation. GI/Pathology Conferences are conducted weekly. Fellows’ Book Club, Faculty Didactic Sessions, and GI/General Surgery/Radiology Conferences are held once each month. Morbidity and Mortality Conference is held quarterly.
The resident fellow is on the clinical service for 4 of the 12 months. Two additional core assignments include months spent on the Hepatology Service and with the adult GI Endoscopy Service. The resident fellow attends the Hepatology Clinics and both pediatric and adult Liver Transplant Clinics while on the Hepatology Service. He/She will also attend the weekly Liver Transplant Meeting during that month. The remaining six months are devoted to academic growth in clinical or bench research areas. The fellow will attend two half-day outpatient clinics per week during these months. The second year fellow has the option of attending one Endoscopy Clinic per month during his/her research months in order to maintain endoscopy skills.
Two of the twelve months are spent on the clinical service at the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children. The remaining ten months will be solely devoted to the continuation of clinical and bench research activities. The fellow will attend two half-day outpatient clinics per week during these months. He/She will be provided the opportunity to attend one Endoscopy Clinic per month to maintain endoscopy skills.
The fellows have out of hospital call responsibilities during all three fellowship years. The call responsibilities are equally divided among the fellows.
Year 4 (Hepatology)
The Pediatric GI/Hepatology Section occasionally accepts a 4th year fellow devoted to hepatology/transplant training.