Graduate Medical Education

Goals and Objectives

St. Luke’s Gastroenterology Fellowship is a three-year ACGME accredited clinical fellowship and follows ABIM board certification requirements. Specialty expertise is provided in a welcoming and structured educational environment that produces competent practitioners in the field of gastroenterology. Fellowship program goals and objectives align with ACGME core competencies and center on:

  1. Patient care
  2. Medical knowledge
  3. Practice-based learning and improvement
  4. Communication skills
  5. Professionalism
  6. System-based practice

The goal of St. Luke’s Gastroenterology Fellowship is to train fellows to:

  1. Develop competence in recognizing the fundamentals of prevention, evaluation, and management of gastrointestinal, liver, and pancreaticobiliary diseases.
  2. Develop basic and advanced endoscopic skills for evaluation and management of gastrointestinal disease.
  3. Recognize the significance and usefulness of a multidisciplinary approach in the health care management of gastroenterology and post-surgical patients.
  4. Interpret findings of ERCP, EUS, balloon enteroscopy, pH/impedance testing, and esophageal manometry and develop effective, patient-centered treatment plans.
  5. Synthesize and critically interpret the literature and conduct clinical research.
  6. Apply best clinical practices to improve health outcomes and patient safety.

In addition to clinical duties, gastroenterology fellows participate in scholarly activity, research, quality improvement, and training of residents and medical students. They have opportunity to work in ongoing clinical trials and research projects as well as spend time in our simulation center to improve endoscopic skills.