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Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
The Section of Gastroenterology at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans offers a 3-year fellowship program leading to board eligibility in gastroenterology. Fellowship training takes place at affiliated hospitals in the New Orleans area and provides in-depth clinical training as well as the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical research.
First year fellows are responsible for the evaluation and treatment of patients with a variety of digestive diseases that have been referred to the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Services at LSU Health Science Center. He/she is also responsible for the evaluation and treatment, both short and long term, of outpatients with digestive diseases referred to the LSU Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinic at all rotating hospitals. Additional responsibilities include GI procedures; upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, and liver biopsies.
Second year fellows increase their responsibilities by doing a variety of more advanced procedures such as colonoscopy with polypectomy and edoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP).
Third year fellows, in continuum with responsibilities of second year fellows, will be more independent during patient visits and for procedures. At this level of training, fellows take on administrative and academic duties, in that, they manage the on-call scheduling and mentoring of the first and second year fellows with the use of testing tools and presentations. All aspects of patient care and education listed above are performed in close collaboration with supervising faculty members.
LSU Multidisciplinary Conference is held on a weekly basis with the participation of all members of the LSU Gastroenterology Section as well as the fellows and faculty of the Tulane Gastroenterology Section. This important conference incorporates core lectures, radiology conference, pathology conference, journal clubs, research conference, and guest presentations into one extended educational session.
Program Monitoring & Improvement:
The quality of training activities are monitored closely by a number of measures. These include, but are not limited to, scheduled written and oral evaluations by faculty, fellows, nurses, and patients. Several initiatives have been undertaken to analyze the quality of training in order to continuously improve the training program as part of the ACMGE phase III project.
For candidates applying for fellowship positions starting July 1, 2013, the LSU Gastroenterology Fellowship program will participate in the NRMP (GI Match) with two positions. Applicants for these positions must apply via the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) web site. This application may be found at :
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