GI fellowship runs on a 13-block schedule including Inpatient services, IBD, Outpatient Endoscopy, Research, Transplant Hepatology, Radiology, Pathology, Advanced Endoscopy, Hepatology, Advanced Endoscopy.
Fellows enjoy learning on the state-of-the-art equipment, which permit the safe and skillful performance of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. The faculty possess the technical expertise to perform and teach the following procedures: Upper GI Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy/Jejunostomy (PEG. PEG-J, PEJ), Endoscopic Hemostasis, Tissue sampling ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal motility evaluation, Esophageal pH studies, Capsule endoscopy, Esophageal dilation.
The facilities provide state of the art x-ray and fluoroscopic equipment which is available for all endoscopic procedures requiring fluoroscopic/x-ray assistance. Endoscopic equipment is available for performing procedures outside of the endoscopy unit, such as in an ICU or emergency room.
Fellows will have access to the Guthrie’s Clinical Skills Lab which is an area of approximately 4200 square feet, divided into Lecture and training areas to facilitate didactics and psychomotor skills practice. State of the art audio-visual equipment, incorporating 80” Smart-Board touch screen televisions with White Board functions are in both halves of the Lecture area. The Clinical Skills Lab provides both high fidelity and low fidelity simulators and training models.
Our high-fidelity simulators include Immersion Medical Endoscopy Simulator for virtual reality colonoscopy, and endoscopy, Four ultrasound units for practice of Ultrasound Diagnostics, and Ultrasound Guided procedures.
Low fidelity trainers include Advanced Life Support Mannequin for ACLS Training
Occasionally, human specimens are utilized for specific procedure practice as well. Overall, the Clinical Skills Lab represents an investment of between $500,000 and $750,000 in equipment and simulators for the purpose of guided training prior to patient contact.