the Program

PROGRAM FACTS

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PROGRAM STRUCTURE YEAR 1

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Inpatient GI Service

Duration:

9 months

Components:

Inpatient consult service

Inpatient Consult Service: Fellows will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the inpatient consult service, including history and physical examinations, chart review, and organization and presentation of laboratory data and x-ray. Fellows supervise residents and medical students who rotate through the service. They verify the findings of the history and physical examination and differential diagnosis before formal attending rounds are made. Rounds will be made with the attending staff during which each applicable case will be formally reviewed and official recommendations made. Fellows are required to write the orders on patients who undergo gastrointestinal procedures, as well as admission orders for patients admitted by the full time attending staff.

As a fellow, you will be responsible for all procedures performed on inpatient consult cases. This includes review of the patient's chart for the specific indications, risks and complications or each procedure, as well as any informed consent necessities connected with post-operative orders.

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Outpatient

Duration:

1 month

Components:

Ambulatory Care

Each fellow spends the equivalent of one (1) month on an ambulatory care block. Fellows see patient's four (4) days per week at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and are also responsible for being present and assisting outpatient procedures assigned in the GI Lab.

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Research

Duration:

1 month

Each fellow will be required to develop a research project of any area of interest pertinent to the GI practice. The goal is that by the second and third year of training, fellows will be able to present a poster at National Meetings, and submit a manuscript for publishing in a GI journal.

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Hepatology

Duration:

1 month

Fellows will attend a hepatology rotation at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center. The purpose is to provide experience in the pre- and post- operative evaluation of patients with severe liver disease referred for liver transplantation as well as comprehensive outpatient hepatology. Fellows are also expected to round on the nutrition support service bi-weekly.