GI Clinical Conferences Curriculum
Selected members of the fellowship participate with the program director in formulating and implementing this key didactic conference of the program. We have a two-year curriculum which incorporates lecture topics covering the full range of subject matter pertinent to the ACGME-defined curriculum. Every two years, we revisit and make minor adjustments in the topics, as guided by past experience and emerging medical issues. The fellows are integral to this process.
In keeping with a philosophy of providing a graduated complexity of responsibilities and experiences, we target more basic topics to the first year fellows, with more sophisticated topics to the seniors. Each fellow presents three clinic conference talks in a year, one of which is an “interesting case” wild card. The attending faculty, Pediatric GI faculty, and non-GI faculty (e.g., Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Dermatology, Infectious Disease, Radiation Oncology, and Departments of Ethics and Office of Counsel) provide the remainder of talks. Faculty talks are designed to communicate crucial issues and topics to orient the trainees to a more productive consultative and clinical experience, as well as to take advantage of individual areas of expertise, interest, and research background.
Each conference should commence with an illustrative case presentation in the style of a CPC conference, supported by radiological and pathological materials as appropriate to the topic. When broad topic areas are assigned, the fellow is encouraged to focus the talk within the topic area in a manner most pertinent to the case presented. Very current reviews of the literature are required, and a summary of the basic text chapter pertinent to the topic is strongly discouraged. A copy of any handouts and literature search is maintained in the fellow’s file as part of their portfolio. Conference presentations by the fellows are evaluated along several of the competencies, as detailed later in this curriculum. The dates and assignment of topics to individual fellows is the responsibility of the chief fellow, conditional upon approval from the Program Director.
Steering Committee Conference
The GI Fellowship Steering committee meets quarterly to discuss the progress of the educational program, review whether the educational goals of various rotations are being met, discuss any breaking issues in graduate medical education, or any program specific problems. All first year fellows are members, and at least one peer selected fellow from each of the second and third years also participates. Faculty participants include the Program Director, the Division Chief, an additional key clinical faculty member, and the program director for the medical residency. Minutes are kept and distributed to the entire division.
We do not feel that it is meaningful to express the fellows participation in this activity according to the spectrum of competencies, as the activity is really more of a QA process of the program itself.
Table listing of department conferences, with the date and time, location and presenter
|GI Clinical Conference
||Every Wed. 7-8am July-June
||GI Faculty Fellow / Resident NP / PA
|Interesting Case Conference
||Every other Tues. 12-1 Aug-June
|GI Pathology Conference
||2nd Tues. / 4th Thus. 12-1 Aug-June
||GI Faculty Path Faculty Fellow / Resident
|GI Board Review Conference Series
||1st and 3rd Wed. / 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thurs. 12-1 Aug-June
||1st Thurs. 7-8am july-June
||GI Faculty Fellows Endo RN’s
|GI Journal Club
Every Thurs 12-1
||Faculty / Fellows Clinical/Research
||3rd Tues. every month 12-1
||Faculty / Fellows Clinical / Research
|Steering Committee Meeting
||Faculty / Fellows