Gastroenterology & Hepatology Three-Year Clinical Fellowship
NYU School of Medicine’s Gastroenterology and Hepatology Three-Year Clinical Fellowship Program provides a curriculum and clinical training that lead to mastery of gastroenterology and endoscopic procedures. Fellows leave the program with expert understanding of the issues relevant to both inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) and hepatobiliary diseases. We accept five fellows each year.
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the fellowship is administered by NYU Langone’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Renee L. Williams, MD, is the program director; Shannon Chang, MD, and Andrew E. Dikman, MD, are the program’s associate directors. Danielle Seabron, MPA, is the fellowship program coordinator.
Instruction in our program is based on a core curriculum that encompasses every aspect of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology. Our curriculum is based on competencies and their related milestones that incorporate multiple learning strategies: workplace-based learning, rich didactics, case-based learning, peer to peer learning, online learning, and simulation education.
Our trainees have significant exposure to subspecialty areas within gastroenterology, such as inflammatory bowel disease, motility, hepatology, and advanced endoscopy. These educational experiences build our fellows’ expertise in clinical and research techniques. Our program also allows dedicated time for subspecialty rotations, including inflammatory bowel disease, liver transplantation, pancreaticobiliary diseases, and esophagology and gastrointestinal motility.
Clinical rotations are provided across four hospitals—Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and the Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System—as well as our outpatient sites. These rotations immerse you in the practice of providing excellent care for patients at hospitals of all types. Fellows also provide consults and perform procedures at Kimmel Pavilion.
Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®, also known as The Match®) and accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®). Interviews for 2020 applicants take place between September and November 2019.
First-Year Clinical Program
Your first year as a fellow is an immersive training experience. Summer introductory courses in gastrointestinal endoscopy and other key areas prepare you for gastroenterology consult service and endoscopy rotations at Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, Bellevue, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System’s Manhattan campus (VA). At these locations, you also receive focused training in radiology and pathology interpretation. Throughout all three years of training, you attend outpatient continuity clinics at Bellevue and the VA.
During a four-week elective period, first-year fellows are encouraged to initiate a research project and explore possible areas of subspecialization.
Second- and Third-Year Clinical Program
During the second and third years of the fellowship, you build on the training and experience of your first year while also gaining more consultative and endoscopic experience.
Elective time—up to two months for second-year fellows and up to three months for third-year fellows—allows you to further hone your skills in a gastroenterology subspecialty or to complete a research project.
During your third year, you typically spend two to four months on the advanced endoscopy service, where you continue to build your skills in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and other advanced endoscopic techniques.
During this final year of training, you also have a greater opportunity to focus on individualized training to facilitate your transition to an academic or practice career.
|Training||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Bellevue consult/endoscopy||8 weeks||10 weeks||4 weeks|
|Bellevue outpatient endoscopy||5 weeks||2 weeks||1 to 4 weeks|
|Bellevue advanced endoscopy||4 to 8 weeks|
|Tisch Hospital consult||10 weeks||6 weeks||5 weeks|
|Hepatology/liver transplantation||2 weeks||2 weeks|
|VA NY Harbor Healthcare System consult||7 weeks||10 to 12 weeks||4 to 6 weeks|
|VA NY Harbor Healthcare System advanced endoscopy||1 week||5 to 12 weeks|
|NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn Consult Full||4 weeks||4 weeks||3 weeks|
|NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn Consult Half/Selective||5 weeks||3 weeks||2 to 3 weeks|
|Night Emergency||5 weeks||3 weeks||2 to 3 weeks|
|Elective||4 weeks||7 to 8 weeks||4 to 8 weeks|
|Vacation||4 weeks||4 weeks||4 weeks|
Research and Quality Improvement Project
Research and scholarly activities are essential for a successful career in gastroenterology, even if your ultimate goal is clinical care. This is because a solid understanding of research methodologies helps a physician better understand and evaluate the validity of the medical literature. To that end, each of our fellows completes a research project and a quality improvement project as part of training.
Early in your fellowship, you are matched with a faculty member who shares similar interests and mentors you throughout your projects. During your first year, you conduct literature reviews and generate study questions and hypotheses.
During your second and third fellowship years, you execute your projects and then prepare and submit abstracts and complete the manuscripts.
Our division offers a wide variety of research opportunities covering aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology from the clinical to basic sciences. Learn more about the areas of investigation in our division.
In recent years, our fellows have presented and been recognized at numerous national conferences, including American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) scientific meetings, Digestive Disease Week® (DDW®), The Liver Meeting®—presented by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)—European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), and the North American Conference of GI Fellows. Many have given oral presentations and won awards at these meetings, and we hope to continue this tradition of excellence in the years to come.