Technically this is not a clinical experience and will not be reviewed per clinical competencies.
Fellows have six months of research experience during their second year of fellowship. This will be under the supervision of faculty. Fellows are expected to report results in the form of an abstract for consideration of presentation at Digestive Disease Week, and fellows will be expected to first author a paper during this experience.
In the first year of fellowship, there is a two week preparation break for the research experience, during which the fellow will complete the course work in order to obtain a Human Subjects Protection Program number, required for interaction with the Institutional Review Board. The fellow may also complete relevant prep work in terms of any necessary course work in animal or radiation handling.
The current research facilities include approximately 4000 square feet of laboratory space. There are PhD research faculty and additional post-doctoral staff.
During the research year, fellows will continue to attend clinics, take call, and make conference presentations. They will also present at the research conferences with our basic science colleagues in the division of Gastroenterology.