Goals of the Fellowship Program
The Division of Gastroenterology offers a fellowship program designed to prepare physicians for careers in gastroenterology and hepatology. The program provides training and experience that develop the knowledge, skills, clinical competence and professionalism to expertly evaluate, diagnose, manage and treat inpatients and outpatients with gastrointestinal, hepatic, nutritional and GI oncologic disease. Fellows gain extensive experience in performing subspecialty consultations, gastrointestinal endoscopic and other procedures, and the performance of and interpretation of gastrointestinal and liver tests.
The fellowship seeks to provide experience and mentorship to develop clinician-educators and lifelong learners. Fellows acquire valuable experience in the preparation and presentation of lectures and seminars. They are involved in teaching medical students and residents. The fellowship also provides opportunities and mentorship in the principles of basic science and clinical research to encourage the development of academic gastroenterologists.
The three-year fellowship provides a wide variety of clinical and research opportunities in the Wayne State University affiliated hospitals: Harper University Hospital, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Karmanos Cancer Center, Hutzel Women's Hospital, and the Detroit Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
There are 2-3 formal educational events each week throughout the year, including clinical, basic science, research, radiology, pathology conferences and journal clubs.