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Program Highlights

We are an ACGME accredited, three-year training program located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Three applicants match every year to highly competitive positions and are immediately immersed in our academic mission and exposed to a robust clinical environment. Over their years of training, fellows fulfill various inpatient and outpatient-based clinical duties; expand their knowledge of the relevant physiology and pathology via clinical work, academic conferences, self-directed learning and teaching; participate in research projects and quality improvement efforts; and master the techniques involved with various endoscopic procedures.

We continue to adjust the schedule for fellows in response to feedback from fellows and faculty. With recent changes, the schedule opens up more after the first year of training, allowing opportunities to set up electives as well as focus on individual clinical and research-based interests. The first year is more heavily focused on inpatient care, and over the years, fellows also have more time dedicated to the longitudinal management of diverse gastrointestinal and liver diseases in the outpatient setting. One of the cornerstones of GI training is learning endoscopic procedures, and the sheer volume seen at UMass Memorial Medical Center guarantees that you will scope. Talented faculty provide a comprehensive arsenal of procedures and interventions, and fellows are exposed to all of them (check out our list of procedures and interventions on this website).

Equally important is our dedication to fellows’ research efforts. Clinical trials and QI initiatives involving evolving IBD treatments, chronic pancreatitis outcomes, VCE-based luminal bleeding algorithms, liver transplantation for acute alcoholic hepatitis, and AI/machine learning-based evaluations are some examples of the projects undertaken by faculty and fellows.  Opportunities, resources and mentorship are also available for fellows interested in translational or basic science research. Fellows are encouraged to develop their own ideas and implement them under the guidance of faculty investigators and have the chance to take the lead on their projects as they coordinate assignments with students and residents.