Our GI subspecialty practice is split into three daily services, due to volume. A fellow previews all the cases on one particular service, then meets with the attending for signout. The fellow also previews all medical liver biopsies and attends the daily afternoon consensus conference.
One day per week is designated a "research day," where the fellow may focus on other professional activities rather than previewing cases. Fellows are expected to undertake at least one research project during the academic year, which will be submitted in abstract form to a national meeting (USCAP, CAP, etc.) and submitted in manuscript form to an academic journal for publication.
Fellows present cases at the hepatocellular carcinoma tumor board and the gastrointestinal oncology tumor board each week. They are expected to attend other weekly conferences (liver teaching, liver transplant, pediatric pathology, etc.) and are encouraged to present cases if desired.