CarePoint Health’s Gastroenterology Fellowship is a three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship training program with two fellowship positions per year for a total of 6 gastroenterology fellows at one time.
Our program is dedicated to training fellows in all aspects of gastroenterology and its subspecialties enabling our graduates to become skilled clinicians, teachers, and ultimately, respected physicians in the community. Due to our smaller program size, we are able to foster close personal and professional relationships with each of our fellows. We have four core faculty members as well as adjunct faculty members that fellows routinely work with and in general, each faculty member has an area of expertise in one of the subspecialties of GI (pancreaticobiliary, liver, general). Furthermore, our program offers immense flexibility with the curriculum depending on each fellow’s individual interest. IBD is done as an elective rotation and usually at Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ. Transplant hepatology is done at University Hospital in Newark, NJ and options to rotate at Mount Sinai Hospital, NYU Langone and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY for outpatient hepatology, transplant hepatology and nutrition respectively are also available.
Overall rotations are divided between our two clinical training sites, Christ Hospital and Bayonne Medical Center, serving the diverse population of Hudson County, NJ. As a result, our fellows are exposed to a wide range of GI pathology.
The curriculum consists of inpatient consult, outpatient endoscopy and faculty ambulatory office rotations. Fellows continuity clinic and continuity scopes are weekly. Didactics include a weekly afternoon session as well as more formal morning conferences every Wednesday.
Endoscopy training include standard GI procedures such EGD, colonoscopy and push enteroscopy as well opportunity to pursue training in other specialized procedures such as EUS, ERCP, capsule endoscopy and esophageal manometry.
Overall, our fellowship program is unique for its flexibility and ability to cater to individual interests allowing us to guide fellows toward their career goals. Our fellows have moved on to pursue careers in general gastroenterology as well as advanced training in therapeutic endoscopy and IBD.