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Fellows are active participants in division conferences, teaching of residents and medical students, and self-directed learning.  

Gastroenterology (GI) Division Conferences

The fellow will be directly involved with a variety of scholarly activities including a structured set of GI teaching conferences that they will be responsible for participating in and leading. Conferences include journal clubs, case-based seminars covering key GI clinical and basic science topics, pathology and radiology conferences. All division conferences are protected time for fellows.

Fellows will also regularly provide informal teaching for residents and students rotating on the GI service.

Fellows participate in a structured monthly Boards Review session held jointly with the University of Virginia Pediatric GI training program. Sessions are led by both Children's National and UVA faculty.

Fellows also participate in small group teaching sessions twice a month, led by a Children's National GI faculty member, with the goals of facilitating academic discussion, enhancing medical knowledge and enhancing comradery through the discussion of both basic and cutting-edge topics in a smaller, more personalized setting.

Summary of Regularly Scheduled Teaching Conferences

  • Fellows Board Review: Monthly
  • Fellows Small Group Teaching: 2x/Month
  • Radiology Rounds: Monthly
  • Pathology Rounds: Monthly
  • Patient Case Review: Monthly
  • GI/NICU Case Conference
  • Journal Club
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Fellows Core Competency Curriculum

All fellows are required to participate in the Fellows' Core Competency curriculum in order to meet Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) graduation requirements. The Core Curriculum is protected time for fellows. This curriculum includes workshops covering a variety of common topics required by the ACGME and American Board of Pediatrics. The topics revolve around the six ACGME core competencies: research, quality improvement, administration, medical education, leadership and professionalism.