Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship

Introduction

The overarching goal of the post-doctoral fellowship program in Pediatric Gastroenterology/Hepatology at Yale is to equip the subspecialty residents with the clinical and research skills to become independent and productive academic pediatric gastroenterologists. Yale University has a prestigious pediatric gastroenterology fellowship training program. Yale fellowship training program in pediatric gastroenterology was first established in 1988 by Dr. Frederick Suchy, and since then, the Yale University School of Medicine has pioneered the training of academic scholars. NIH support was first obtained in 1990 with training focused on developmental gastroenterology first with Dr Frederick Suchy as the PI (1990-1996), then with Dr. Susan Moyer as the PI (1996-2002). Currently Dr. Dinesh Pashankar is the fellowship director.

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Overview of the Training Program by Year

  • Two ambulatory Gastroenterology clinics (1/2 day)
  • Ambulatory Hepatology clinic (1/2 day every week)
  • Inpatient service (10 months per year)
  • Endoscopy service
  • Call weekdays (2 weeks/month) and every third weekend
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  • Laboratory research
  • Ambulatory Gastroenterology clinic (1/2 day per week)
  • Endoscopy service (1/2 day per week)
  • Inpatient service (1 month per year)
  • Call weekdays (1 week /month) and every third weekend
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  • Laboratory research
  • Ambulatory Gastroenterology clinic (1/2 day per week)
  • Endoscopy service (1/2 day per week)
  • Inpatient service (1 month per year)
  • Call weekdays (1 week /month) and weekend (every third)
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Clinical Experience

At Yale, fellows acquire clinical experience throughout their training. The first year fellow spends most of the time on the inpatient and outpatient clinical service and learns various aspects of clinical practice of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Second and third year f ellows continue their clinical experience during the research years. They attend Gastroenterology and Hepatology clinics on a weekly basis. They also continue to perform procedures and take calls on regular basis.

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Research Experience

Yale University is well known for its cutting edge research activities. Fellows spend a minimum of two years in research activities, with many fellows extending the period of research training to three years. Extending the period of research experience provides fellows with additional time for course work and, more importantly, allows them to become involved in more challenging and technically demanding research projects.

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