The clinical track is geared toward fellows with a clinical focus whose goal is to become clinically active academicians. It is three years of clinical training, with limited research time offered interspaced within rotations in the second and third years. Research time may not be fully protected. Many fellows in this track may chose a fourth year to obtain additional training in an area of focus such as endoscopic ultrasound/endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, transplant hepatology, or inflammatory bowel disease.
Research Track (NIH T32-Funded)
The research track is geared toward fellows striving to become a NIH-funded physician scientist and consists of two years of research training in addition to one year of clinical training. During the research training, time is spent under the auspices of a mentor and is fully protected through funds from our division's NIH-training grant. However, many previous fellows have obtained additional funding as a first step toward future independence.
Typically, a mentor is chosen at the onset of the fellowship or during the clinical year. Research may employ basic, translational, or outcomes methods and is not specifically limited to the Division of Gastroenterology. Mentors must be members of the Gastroenterology Training Grant.
For more information regarding the Division's NIH T32 Training Grant, see the Research tab.