Fellows in Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas’ Gastroenterology program receive clinical and patient management experience in a wide variety of gastrointestinal and liver disorders. They also receive training in advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures for these disorders including:
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, including dilation of strictures and percutaneous gastronomy, endoscopic ultrasound and therapeutic endoscopy
Small bowel endoscopy
Colonoscopy, including polypectomy
Clinical and endoscopic management of gastrointestinal hemorrhage, including the use of cautery, clips and bands
Performance and interpretation of esophageal manometry and pH testing
Fellows become skilled in nutritional disorders and their management, including total parenteral nutrition, tube feedings and other forms of dietary therapy.
Fellows spend two years in clinical training in general gastroenterology, including six months of scholarly activity, such as research projects and publishing papers. The third year is dedicated to one of four tracks depending on the fellow's interests (see Curriculum).
Details of the program are discussed in the Fellowship Handbook.