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 ConferenceWeekly50% 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 SeriesWeeklyFellowsFocused 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 ConferenceWeeklyMike He, MD, PhDReview 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 ConferenceBimonthlyGI fellow and Pediatric Surgery attendingPresentation 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.