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Program Content Requirements for Residency Education in Gastroenterology

Written copies of the Program Requirements for Residency Education in Gastroenterology as well as Program Requirements for Residency Education in the Subspecialties of Internal Medicine are maintained in the GI Fellowship Program Director's Office and the Office of Graduate Medical Education. These may also be reviewed online at

Specific Program Content

Clinical Experience

  1. The training program must provide opportunities for residents to develop clinical competence in the field of gastroenterology, including hepatology, clinical nutrition, and gastrointestinal oncology.
  2. At least 18 months of the clinical experience should be in general gastroenterology, including hepatology, which should comprise at least 5 months of this experience. The additional 18 months of training must be dedicated to elective fields of training oriented to enhance competency.
  3. Residents must have formal instruction, clinical experience, or opportunities to acquire expertise in the evaluation and management of the following disorders:
    • Diseases of the esophagus
    • Acid peptic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
    • Motor disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Disorders of nutrient assimilation
    • Inflammatory bowel diseases
    • Vascular disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
    • Gastrointestinal infections, including retroviral, mycotic, and parasitic diseases
    • Gastrointestinal disease with an immune basis
    • Gallstones and cholecystitis
    • Alcoholic liver diseases
    • Cholestatic syndromes
    • Drug-induced hepatic injury
    • Hepatobiliary neoplasms
    • Chronic liver diseases
    • Gastrointestinal manifestations of HIV Infections
    • Gastrointestinal neoplastic disease
    • Acute and chronic hepatitis
    • Biliary and pancreatic diseases
    • Women's health issues in digestive diseases
    • Geriatric gastroenterology
    • Gastrointestinal bleeding
    • Cirrhosis and portal hypertension
    • Genetic/inherited disorders
    • Medical management of patients under surgical care for gastrointestinal disorders
    • Management of GI emergencies in the acute ill patient