The gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship program is a three-year ACGME-accredited program providing training in the digestive diseases including luminal disorders and liver diseases, as well as endoscopic procedures. Successful completion of the three-year program will result in board eligibility for certification in gastroenterology. The three-year program has three fellows at each level. An additional fourth year of training in advanced endoscopy is available.
The program trains fellows in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient gastroenterology and hepatology consulting practice as well as all required endoscopic and related procedural skills. The primary teaching institution for the subspecialty program is Rush University Medical Center, a 1,000-bed tertiary care teaching hospital where the subspecialty fellows participate in rotations on the inpatient gastroenterology consult service, inpatient as well as hepatology services, basic and advanced endoscopy and pathology/radiology. Fellows rotate at one off-site hospital, Rush Oak Park Hospital, covering both inpatient consults and outpatient clinics at this site. Fellows also rotate through the Section’s outpatient clinics at the Rush main campus.
The Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition is actively involved in clinical research and participation in clinical research is required of all fellows in the program. Each fellow is scheduled for six months of protected research time over the three-year fellowship.