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Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

The Division of Gastroenterology offers an accredited three-year training program in gastroenterology and hepatology. There are currently nine total fellows in our program.  The curriculum provides the fellow with the technical skills necessary and the practical experience required for the practice of gastroenterology.

Our fellowship program is designed to provide extensive clinical and research experiences guided by our faculty experts which will prepare postgraduate fellows to sit for the ABIM Subspecialty Board Exam in Gastroenterology.

Fellows also assist in the education of house staff (medical students and residents) through patient consultations, seminars, and presentations

The current fellowship training program rotations include :

  • University of Utah Hospital/Huntsman Cancer Hospital inpatient consultations and procedures
  • SLC VA inpatient consultations and procedures
  • University of Utah Hospital inpatient hepatology/liver transplant
  • University of Utah Hospital/Huntsman Cancer Hospital biliary/therapeutic consultations and procedures
  • SLC VA hepatobiliary (a mix of biliary/therapeutic clinic, hepatology clinics, and outpatient endoscopy)
  • SLC VA endoscopy rotation (outpatient procedures)
  • SLC VA special populations rotation (a non-clinical rotation designed to include a variety of training including reading capsule endoscopy, learning to read esophageal manometry studies; there is also time built into this rotation for board review and research/scholarly activity)
  • University of Utah community clinics rotation (rotation through our outpatient centers for general GI clinic and endoscopy experience)
  • Research- dedicated time for research/scholarly activity
  • Elective- the elective month can be individualized to the fellows needs and could potentially involve an extra research/scholarly activity month or a variety of clinical rotations of the fellows choice

Didactic Experience

There are various didactic experiences for fellows within the Division of Gastroenterology. Weekly multidisciplinary conferences are combined with the rotating topics outlined below. In addition to the conferences below, the Department of Internal Medicine also holds weekly grand rounds.

There are weekly, case-based core curriculum conference as well as the following:

  • Monthly State of the Art faculty presentations
  • Monthly Core Curriculum Conference led by faculty
  • Monthly Advanced Topics Board Review
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Monthly Pathology conference
  • Monthly Radiology conference
  • Monthly GI/Surgery Foregut Conference
  • Weekly IBD Conference
  • Monthly IBD Pathology Conference
  • Weekly GI cancer Treatment Planning Conference
  • Weekly Liver Treatment Planning Conference
  • Weekly Liver transplant selection committee conference
  • Bi-Monthly Liver Pathology Conference
  • Quarterly M&M conference

Program Administration

Kathryn Byrne, MD

Program Director

Debbie Ilangikwa

Administrative Program Coordinator