The Pediatric Gastroenterology specialty is involved in the care of infants and children with diseases affecting the liver, pancreas and gastrointestinal tract; on the other hand, clinical nutrition is an essential part of the specialty. The goal of the Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Nutrition Fellowship Program is to provide participants with training in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and clinical nutrition, with special emphasis on the common pediatric problems encountered in Saudi Arabia. This program requires three years of training.
Upon completion of the fellowship training, the trainees are expected to master procedures for upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy, both diagnostic and therapeutic, and become competent consultants with a good fund of knowledge in gastroenterology, capable of establishing an effective professional relationship with patients. Fellows must have a sound knowledge of general pediatrics and an appreciation and understanding of the close relationship that often exists between diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and other organ systems. They should be capable of teaching gastroenterology to students, trainees and allied healthcare personnel.