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Why Choose Our Program?

  • Large subspecialty faculty dedicated to clinical education
  • Focus on fellowship class camaraderie
  • Based at large quaternary care academic teaching hospital with university affiliation
  • Clinical exposure to large volume, variety, and complexity of patients
  • Exposure to state-of-the-art advanced endoscopic procedures
  • Strong emphasis on training in research and scholarship
  • Comprehensive conference schedule
  • Excellent GI Board-passage and job placement rates
  • Programmatic emphases on patient safety, quality improvement, practice management/career development
  • Based in Pittsburgh, offering an affordable cost of living, rich artistic and cultural environment, vibrant sports and dining scene, and innumerable outdoor activities.
  • Dedicated fellowship office space
  • Fellowship-provided personal computers
  • Electronic, web-based curriculum
  • Electronic Sharepoint intranet site for fellow resources, schedules, etc.
  • Electronic access to medical journals, texts and up-to-date from the hospital and home
  • Inpatient and outpatient electronic health record, accessible from home
  • Individual faculty mentorship
  • Large number of elective opportunities, including in Nutrition, GI Pathology, GI Radiology, Surgery, GI Pediatrics, Advanced Endoscopy, and Academic Gastroenterology
  • Access to the STAR simulation Center, with endoscopic simulators
  • Out-of-hospital call
  • 3 weeks (15 working days) of vacation annually (not including time off for conference attendance)
  • Monthly meal ticket allowance
  • Annual GME allowance for meetings, textbooks, etc.

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