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Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellowship


Comprehensive Gastroenterology Fellowship

The fellowship program in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (GHN) at the Ohio State University offers broad training. It provides clinical, endoscopic, and research training, with emphasis modified to meet the individual goals and interests of the trainee. Fellows will be board eligible for ABIM certification in Gastroenterology upon satisfactory completion of the three-year training program. The fellowship program is structured to provide ample training in both clinical and basic research as well as clinical Gastroenterology/Hepatology and endoscopic procedures. Upon completion of the program, post-doctoral fellows have sufficient background and training to pursue an academic career or a career in clinical practice.

Program Requirements

The program requirements are similar for all fellows. Each trainee receives at least 18 months of clinical training in:

  • General Gastroenterology, including Hepatology,
  • Clinical Nutrition, and
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology.

Hepatology comprises approximately 30% of this experience. Fellows achieve consultative experience on the inpatient Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary consultative services. They receive outpatient consultative experience in the Gastroenterology clinic and endoscopy center. Ongoing ambulatory clinical experience provides training in the longitudinal management of gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders.

Basic/Clinical Research

The additional 18 months of training may be individualized to meet the interests and goals of the trainee. The trainees are expected to have a strong research background. Trainees may spend up to 12 consecutive months in the basic research setting. Alternatively, trainees may elect a clinical research experience. Trainees are expected to prepare their research findings for presentation at a national meeting and publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The Division Director and Program Directors approve trainees’ schedules and grant credit upon satisfactory completion of specified rotations.

ACGME Accreditation

The Ohio State University Gastroenterology Program is fully accredited by the ACGME for a complement of twelve (12) fellows in a (4-4-4) configuration. As our program is growing, our current configuration is 3-3-4; we will have 4 spots available for the academic year starting July 1, 2015.

Mentorship

Our Gastroenterology fellowship program is committed to establishing mentoring relationships that seek to benefit both the faculty member and the trainee. Through a careful pairing process, trainees will select and collaborate with a designated mentor to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes that are essential for future success.  Ongoing assessment by the Program Director will include confidential reviews of the mentoring relationship to ensure optimal results.

For detailed information, please take a look at our current fellowship handbook here.