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Neurogastroenterology and Motility Fellowship

Program Director: Dr. Keith McIntosh
Duration: 1 year
Positions available: 1
Funding: Salary commensurate with level of training (PGY6-8) is required for all applicants.
Program Contact: Erin Farrington

 

The Neurogastroenterology and Motility Fellowship is a one year training program for individuals interested in pursuing clinical and academic careers with a focus on Neurogastroenterology and Motility. Trainees will be taught how to perform and interpret Esophageal Manometry studies, Ambulatory pH studies, Anorectal Manometry studies and Esophageal Dilatation. They will become familiar with the management of a variety of GI Motility problems including esophageal motor disorders, GERD, gastroparesis, chronic constipation, IBS, fecal incontinence and dyssynergic defecation.  

As an advanced fellowship, the year will be divided as follows: 70% clinical and 30% academic.  Clinical activities will include the GI Motility lab, endoscopy, and clinics. There are no on-call duties for fellows in this program. Academic activity will generally consistent of a research project with Dr. McIntosh suitable for completion within a 1 year time frame. The aim is to have a manuscript submitted prior to finishing the fellowship. For those looking to further the academic component of the program, there is flexibility within the program such that advanced degrees in Research (MSc, MPH), Education (MEd) or Administration (MBA) could be pursued part time. These programs would require separate applications and funding, and would need to be arranged well in advance. Trainees will have protected time for their academic pursuits.

Applicants are required to have successfully completed their Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology residency training prior to starting their fellowship. Applicants also require salary support commensurate with level of training (PGY6-8) prior to start of the fellowship year. Some opportunities to moonlight, may be available, if the applicant has necessary credentialing.

For more information or if you would like to apply, please contact the program secretary, Erin Farrington.