The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology offers a comprehensive fellowship, under the direction of the Fellowship Program and Division Director, Dr. C. Mel Wilcox, MD, MSPH.
The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program
The overall goal of the Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship program is to provide in depth training and education related to the treatment of all digestive and liver related diseases. Graduating fellows will meet the requirements to obtain sub-specialty certification in Gastroenterology as outlined by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Alabama is a 3 year program, and is available to all physicians who have completed residency training in internal medicine.
Located in Birmingham, UAB serves as a major regional medical center for the state as well as the southeast. This allows us to provide substantial experience to trainees, who will be working within the UAB Health System, which includes rotations at Kirklin Clinic, UAB Hospital, and the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
During the 3 years of training, each fellow is required to successfully complete 2 years of clinical training and an additional year of either research or clinical training. There are serveral additional opportunities available to members of our fellowship program.
The information below will provide you with an outline requirements:
- Obtain clinical expertise in GI/Liver Disease:
- University Hospital GI Ward Service
- University Hospital Hepatology Ward Service
- University Hospital GI Consult Service
- VA Endoscopy/Consult Service
- Obtain the basic skills for completing clinical research
- The 2nd year can be used as dedicated research time with an average of 6 months of research, but up to 12 months for basic science research
- Continue clinical expertise in GI/Liver Disease
- VA Endoscopy/Consult
- University Hospital GI and Hepatology Ward Service
- University Hospital GI consult service
- Up to 4-6 months of electives
In addition to the above training, fellows also participate in rotating call, as well as receive 3 weeks of vacation time each fellowship year. Our fellows also maintain weekly continuity clinics at both the Veterans Administration Hospital and the Kirklin Clinic, in addition to a weekly clinic with various attending physicians (rotates every 6 months).
Applications for Fellowship
We will be participating in the match for 2013 applicants. We are accepting applications through ERAS.
For more information please contact:
Sonya C. Sutton
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