One Year Advanced Endoscopy Training

The section of advanced therapeutic endoscopy offers a one-year advanced endoscopy training to physicians who have completed an accredited three-year gastroenterology fellowship training program and are board-eligible/certified. The program is intended for physicians who are planning a career in academic advanced endoscopy with an emphasis on complex diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Training will occur primarily through one-on-one mentorship and will also include development and conduct of supervised research projects, as well as participation in the division and section educational activities such as resident and fellow teaching activities.

Goals and Objectives

  • Provide subspecialized training and education to gastroenterologists who have completed a three-year accredited gastroenterology fellowship in the interdisciplinary management of complex mucosal, luminal, and pancreato-biliary malignant and non-malignant diseases and conditions. The primary focus of this fellowship is mentored training in advanced endoscopic procedures.
  • Incorporate a comprehensive didactic component in the curriculum that includes a monthly journal club, case conferences, and lectures on important advanced endoscopic topics by the faculty.
  • Require at least one mentored clinical research project that must be completed and presented at a national gastrointestinal meeting during the duration of the fellowship. The fellow will have a faculty mentor throughout the course of the research project and will have access to research coordinators and other appropriate infrastructure that is necessary for the execution of the project.
  • Provide formal and regular evaluation and feedback. The program director and the advanced endoscopy fellow will have scheduled 30-minute meetings every month to discuss questions and concerns raised by the fellow. In addition, the program director will provide a summary of the evaluations provided by faculty and give appropriate feedback. The goal is to address concerns and issues at an early stage to enable constructive changes.

Clinical Component

The advanced endoscopic oncology fellowship will offer a structured and mentored training program in all advanced gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures and educational conferences focused on their application to the diagnosis and management of cancer.


  • To develop a systematic approach to the diagnostic evaluation and management of patients with GI cancers
  • To understand the indications, contraindications, and complications of all the different advanced endoscopic procedures and interventions
  • To develop the clinical and technical skills of performing advanced endoscopic procedures
  • To learn how to communicate appropriately the clinical information regarding the endoscopic evaluation to their colleagues on the clinical service, the patient and their family and with the endoscopy nursing staff
  • To learn to diagnose, evaluate, and manage the complications associated with advanced endoscopic procedures

Didactic Component

The curriculum includes a series of didactic lectures, conferences, and supervised gastrointestinal clinic and inpatient consult service. These lectures are provided by the gastrointestinal oncology faculty, other non-gastrointestinal physicians who utilize these techniques, radiologists, oncologists, and conferences directed by advanced fellows.

Research Training

Regular and structured meetings are held between fellows and identified faculty mentors to design and conduct research protocols. Fellows also work with other members of the division with diverse skills and investigative backgrounds. Research projects are further developed and implemented in one of our varied subspecialty research groups.