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GI Clinical Conference


Patient Care

Principal Educational Goals

  • Whether presenting or in attendance, the fellow should be incorporating the information into application for future patient care encounters.

Medical Knowledge

Principal Educational Goals

  • Assimilate the core knowledge of current medical information relevant to the topics and conditions represented in the ACGME Program Requirement for Residency Education in Gastroenterology.
  • Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills as knowledge base expands.
  • Recognize the limits/parameters of current medical information.  Consider these limitations as topics of controversies in clinical management are reviewed.
  • Consider what areas/topics are of particular personal interest and intrigue, that may serve as a basis for stimulating interest in an area of research.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Principal Educational Goals

  • Particularly when these conferences serve as Morbidity and Mortality Review, consider areas for improvement in patient care.
  • Develop and maintain a willingness to learn from personal errors and the errors of others as case-presentation oriented topics fill knowledge gaps.

Interpersonal Skills and Communication

Principal Educational Goals

  • Hone skills in educating small groups of physicians, including the use of audio-visual and computer technology to support conferences.
  • Learn to identify and communicate succinctly the objectives of a presentation.
  • Learn to present information in a logical, sequenced, succinct and effective manner.


Principal Educational Goals

  • Preserve patient confidentiality in teaching exercises.
  • Adhere to principles of academic integrity.
  • Respectfully regard information of varied opinions with an objective and scientifically pure intellectual rigor.

Systems-Based Practice

Principal Educational Goals

  • Where applicable, presentations should offer aspects of cost-conscious and evidence-based strategies in disease prevention, diagnosis, and management.


Fellows will be evaluated by the Program Director pertinent to their conference presentation. Evaluation will focus on Interpersonal Skills and Communications competency, Medical Knowledge competency, and Practice-Based Learning and Improvement competency.