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GI Board Review Conference Series

A study session in which the basic and clinical science of Gastroenterology including Hepatology, Clinical Nutrition, and Gastrointestinal Oncology is reviewed.  We have incorporated AMA CME credit category 1 approved Board Review Programs.  GI Fellows attend with a faculty preceptor, who highlights and supplements the presentations as appropriate.


Esophageal Anatomy and Physiology


Gastric Anatomy and Physiology of Secretion

Non-variceal GI bleeding

Radiology of plain and barium films

Pediatric Topics in GI

Infections of the GI System

Pathophysiology of Diarrhea

Short Bowel Syndrome

Nutritional Deficiencies or Excesses

Small bowel motility disorders

Anorectal Motility Disorders

Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Vascular Disease of the Gut

GI Pathology rounds

Acute Pancreatitis


Portal Hypertension

Acute hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis

GI Hormone Tumor Syndromes

Ascites and Hepatorenal syndrome

Liver Disease in Pregnancy

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis,

Liver Transplantation

Esophageal Motility Disorders and Chest pain

Barrett’s mucosa

Gastritis and Peptic Ulcers

Gastric Motility Disorders

GI Cancers

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Physiology of digestion and absorption

Bacterial Overgrowth

Small Bowel mucosal disease

Radiology of CT and ultrasound


Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Colon polyps and cancer

AIDS and the GI tract

Surgery of the Upper Abdomen

Anatomy and Physiology of the Pancreas

Chronic Pancreatitis

Hepatic Anatomy and Physiology


Acute Fulminant Hepatic Failure

Chronic hepatitis

Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hemochromatosis, Wilson’s dz & Alpha 1 antitrypsin

Drug-Induced Liver Disease

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

Liver Histopathology


GI Board Review Conference Series Competencies

Patient Care

Principal Educational Goals

  • To develop a sufficient knowledge base to provide appropriate consultative management in the discipline of Gastroenterology.
  • To identify the limits and parameters of current knowledge in a variety of Gastrointestinal and Hepatic disorders, in order to make informed recommendations about prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic options to patients based on available scientific evidence.

Medical Knowledge

Principal Educational Goals

  • Develop the clinically applicable knowledge base of basic and clinic science that underlies the practice of Gastroenterology.
  • Critically evaluate current medical information and scientific evidence and modify knowledge base accordingly.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Principal Educational Goal

  • Identify knowledge gaps and stimulate further independent study in areas of deficient personal knowledge.

Interpersonal Skills and Communication

Principal Educational Goal

  • To develop the means to learn effectively in small peer groups.
  • To be able to comfortably identify and acknowledge gaps in personal knowledge in this setting, and take steps to fill in these gaps.


Principal Educational Goals

  • Establish a pattern of self-study that will foster commitment to continuous professional medical education throughout the fellow’s career.

Systems-Based Practice

Principal Educational Goals

  • Consider the available scientific evidence when formulating management strategies, to facilitate evidence-based thinking and cost-conscious strategies.