Gastroenterology is the subspecialty of Internal Medicine concerned primarily with the digestive system, including the gastrointestinal tract, the hepatobiliary system and the pancreas. Upon successful completion of the fellowship program, the fellow will be competent to diagnose and manage clinical gastrointestinal problems. This includes the ability to perform the necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The candidate is expected to deal with the most complicated cases in the subspecialty. Therefore, it is necessary that the fellow is competent in general internal medicine before beginning fellowship training in gastroenterology.
It is required that a candidate has completed four years of training in a recognized Internal Medicine training program. Priority will be given to candidates who have demonstrated exceptional performance during residency training. The service offers extensive exposure to numerous conditions and procedures. The regular weekly activities within the Section, the Department, or with other departments such as Pathology, Radiology, and Surgery add to the educational resources available to the fellow. Vast chances for research are available during the three years of fellowship training.