Conferences and educational opportunities
Fellows are invited to participate in the broad array of high quality teaching and research conferences that are held regularly in the Division and throughout the institution. The following is a list of the regular Division conferences:
|GI Noon Conference||Weekly||50% first year fellows|
50% attending and senior fellows
|In-depth, evidence-based review of pertinent clinical questions and topics, or presentation of senior fellows’ research|
|Fellow’s Didactic Lecture Series||Weekly||Fellows||Focused presentation of GI, nutrition and hepatology topics with board-style questions, designed to cover all of the ABP sub-specialty exam topics every 18 months|
|Pathology Conference||Weekly||Mike He, MD, PhD||Review of all pathology specimens (upper and lower endoscopy, rectal suction biopsy, liver biopsy and surgical specimens) from the previous week, with emphasis on recognition of important pathological findings|
|GI-Surgery Joint Conference||Bimonthly||GI fellow and Pediatric Surgery attending||Presentation and discussion of medical and surgical aspects of conditions with multidisciplinary relevance|
Additional educational opportunities
The weekly Fellow Core Curriculum is also required for our trainees depending on their program year and the topic presented. The series provides sessions on scholarship, teaching and some core competencies relevant for clinical care.
Second and third year fellows may take a broad array of courses at Washington University in order to improve proficiency in subjects related to basic and clinical research. Tuition support is provided as part of the NIH training grant. For example, previous fellows completed Master’s degrees in computer science and public health. They also attend seminars hosted by departments throughout the university, including the Digestive Disease Research Core Center Enrichment Series.