Pediatrics patient carePediatric GI Fellows Teaching Seminars

These weekly seminars include a variety of teaching sessions on a rotating basis. We discuss core curriculum Pediatric GI topics, and have clinical case conferences, case discussions and journal club presentations. Core curriculum topics are based on the requirements specified by the American Board of Pediatrics. We also have special sessions such as review and interpretation of GI testing including manometry, breath hydrogen testing, capsule endoscopy, and esophageal pH impedance testing. These are practical sessions that allow fellows to see the equipment, learn the technical aspects and evaluate actual patient studies. Clinical case conferences are chosen from patients seen as an outpatient or inpatient services with interesting or difficult diagnosis or a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. In Journal Club, we choose the topics to discuss state of the art or cutting edge articles. Case based discussion sessions are run by faculty and aim at assessing the fellows’ knowledge base and thought process in decision making.

Pediatric Fellows Core Curriculum Seminars

Weekly departmental fellow seminars provide opportunities to enhance professional development, explore research options, and advance teaching skills. Our fellows have the opportunity to interact with other pediatric faculty and fellows during these conferences. They have a chance to present their research to the pediatric department, get feedback, and learn how to evaluate their peers' research projects.

Pediatrics residentsPediatric Radiology Conference

We meet with our Pediatric radiologists weekly to discuss recent imaging studies on pediatric GI patients.

Pediatric Surgery Conference

This weekly conference gives the fellows the opportunity to interact with Pediatric Surgery staff and residents. Pediatric GI patients with surgical issues are  discussed during these meetings.

Short Bowel/Nutrition Rounds

This involves discussions of inpatients or outpatients with short bowel syndrome or other causes of intestinal failure every month. It includes teaching about pathophysiology, management and discussions with other services including dietary, neonatology, surgery and speech pathology. Guest speakers are frequently invited to present and discuss related topics including GI physiology, nutritional concepts and surgical management.

IBD Rounds

This involves discussions of IBD patients, didactics, protocol development, quality improvement projects, journal club discussions and revision of division's data and outcomes as part of the ImproveCareNow network. It includes family representatives and other services such as dietary, surgery, along with guest speakers from other subspecialties.

Transplant Meeting

These monthly sessions involve meeting with the liver transplant service and discussions of liver failure patients and liver transplant recipients along with didactic sessions.

Pathology Conference

This weekly conference is run by pathologists with extensive experience in GI Pathology. The conference is attended by Pathology staff and residents, Internal Medicine Gastroenterology staff and fellows. Pathology slides are discussed as unknowns. After a pathological diagnosis is reached, patients are briefly presented and a clinicopathological correlation is made. Fellows on clinical service review slides the day before and interpret them with the faculty during these conferences.

We expect our fellows to attend the conferences listed above. A typical weekly work and teaching schedule is outlined here.