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Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship/Junior Faculty Position

Job Title: Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship/Junior Faculty Position
Position Requisition #:
Department: Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Position Description:

Now accepting applications for July 2013 and July 2014.

About the Program
This program is a one-year clinical, non-ACGME, fellowship for training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. It is designed for recent gastroenterology fellow graduates who wish to become proficient in ERCP, EUS, and other new modalities not covered in detail in standard GI training programs. Current plans and resources are for one fellow per year. Training encompasses 12 months of clinical duty including performing endoscopic procedures, actively providing biliary and therapeutic endoscopy consultative service to inpatients, and lead participation in interdisciplinary conferences, such as tumor board and attend weekly multidisciplinary GI cancer clinic.

Fellows will become proficient in the following procedures:

  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic ERCP [including direct cholangiopancreatoscopy]
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic EUS
  • Drainage of pseudocysts
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Single balloon enteroscopy
  • Enteral stenting
  • Radiofrequency ablation therapy

Program Goals
The purpose of this training program is to train accomplished gastroenterologists to perform diagnostic and therapeutic advanced, endoscopic procedures. The fellow will develop a detailed knowledge of the risks, indications and contraindications of invasive procedures, gain experience in the performance and management of patients undergoing these procedures and perform these procedures under direct supervision. The fellow is also expected to develop skills in performing clinical research associated with these procedures, and attain an in-depth knowledge of current literature in the field.

Position Responsibilities and Benefits
The fellow will also be expected to attend on the general GI consult service supervising medical students, residents and fellows for a few weeks during the year, participate in faculty call and perform limited amount of general endoscopy for salary support, which is expected to be at the PGY-7 level. Hands-on training will be provided under the direct supervision of the advanced, therapeutic faculty within the division.

Three weeks of vacation will be allowed, along with approved leave for presentation of research at regional or national conferences. The fellow is expected to be involved in ongoing research activities, as well as to develop independent research projects in the field of therapeutic endoscopy and related fields such as pancreatobiliary and cancer.

Application Information
Applicants should be current second- or third-year GI fellows. Successful applicants will have experience in clinical research and demonstrate a strong interest in academic gastroenterology. This is not a J-1 visa opportunity. Interviews will begin in February and continue into March, and a decision will be made soon after for the July 1, 2013 position.

Required Application Materials:

  • Personal statement
  • Medical school diploma
  • USMLE scores
  • Updated CV
  • GI fellowship procedure log
  • Three letters of recommendation (chief of division, program director and advanced therapeutic endoscopy faculty)

Send completed application materials to:

John Losurdo, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Endoscopy
Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Rush University Medical Center
1725 West Harrison Street, Suite 206
Chicago, IL 60612-3824

Additional Information:

Job Contact Information
John Losurdo, MD
Section of Gastroenterology and Nutrition

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