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.

Overview of the Training Program by Year

  • One ambulatory Gastroenterology clinic (1/2 day) in two weeks
  • One Fellows' clinic (1/2 day) in two weeks
  • Inpatient service (9-10 months per year)
  • Endoscopy service
  • Call weekdays (2 weeks/month) and every third weekend
  • One ambulatory Gastroenterology/Hepatology clinic (1/2 day) in two weeks
  • One Fellows' clinic (1/2 day) in two weeks
  • Clinical/Laboratory research
  • Endoscopy service (1/2 day per week)
  • Inpatient service (1-2 months per year)
  • Call weekdays (1 week /month) and every third weekend
  • One ambulatory Gastroenterology/Hepatology clinic (1/2 day) in two weeks
  • One Fellows' clinic (1/2 day) in two weeks
  • Clinical/Laboratory research
  • Endoscopy service (1/2 day per week)
  • Inpatient service (1-2 months per year)
  • Call weekdays (1 week /month) and every third weekend

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.

Research Experience

Yale University is well known for its cutting-edge research activities. Fellows have the opportunity to enroll in a degree course, such as Master in Health Sciences. Fellows spend two years in research activities. The research opportunities include clinical, translational, laboratory and quality improvement research.