Our program is varied and emphasizes hands-on training.
You’ll do one-month rotations, with assignments to:
- GI procedures
- GI lab, including manometry, pH studies and capsule endoscopy
- GI consults
- Hepatology consults
Evidence-based medicine is assigned in one-month blocks and as requested during the academic year. We hold separate hepatology and gastroenterology continuity clinics each week.
The hepatology rotation includes a weekly transplant clinic, and the nutrition rotation includes malnutrition, high-risk obesity and tube-feeding clinics.
On average, our fellows perform 733 EGD procedures and 857 colonoscopies during their training.
The fellow experience
Overall, you’ll receive state-of-the-art training in consultative gastroenterology and hepatology at a nationally recognized, integrated health system. You’ll hone excellent endoscopic skills and participate in meaningful quality improvement and population management projects.
Geisinger has a long-established electronic health record, which will also give you access to data not available at most large academic centers.
Gastroenterology clinical laboratory
- Anorectal and esophageal manometry
- Capsule endoscopy
- 24-hour and Bravo pH testing
- Breath testing for lactose intolerance and bacterial overgrowth
- pH impedance testing
- Argon plasma coagulation
- Barrett’s and chronic ulcerative colitis dysplasia surveillance
- Barrett’s mucosal ablation (Barrx, Cryo)
- Celiac plexus block and neurolysis
- Computerized automatic recall system
- Deep small bowel enteroscopy
- Diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI endoscopy
- Endoscopic management of walled-off pancreatic necrosis
- Endoscopic mucosal resection
- Endoscopic submucosal dissection
- Endoscopic ultrasonography with FNA
- Esophageal, duodenal and colonic stenting
- PEG tube placement
- ProVation computer-generated endoscopy reports
- Stretta procedure
- Therapeutic biliary endoscopy (ERCP)
- Variceal banding