The Gastroenterology Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai, which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), offers exceptional training in gastroenterology. Fellows learn routine and unique diagnostic procedures, receive mentoring in teaching methods, and teach and perform biomedical research. The hospital has a state-of-the-art gastrointestinal endoscopy unit, where more than 500 diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed each month. Excellent research facilities and supervision are available in multiple fields of gastroenterology, including pancreatic diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, nutrition and motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
The comprehensive training program covers three years. Fellows participate in the care of patients with a wide range of clinical problems at all stages of illness. Throughout the program, all fellows maintain a continuity of care clinic experience and participate in the didactic educational activities of the section.
Our broad, overall goal is to provide a scholarly training environment for fellows to develop into academic subspecialty consultants, clinical investigators or clinical gastroenterologists. The program is structured for trainees to achieve appropriate medical knowledge and procedural skills in the field of digestive diseases, as well as to develop the interpersonal and communication skills and professional attitudes necessary to function as highly competent subspecialists in this field.
In addition to providing outstanding clinical training, we strive to provide the scientific foundation necessary to foster the development of our trainees into independent and productive physician-scientists.