Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, led by Director Christopher C. Thompson, MD, MHES, is designed for physicians who are looking for a comprehensive therapeutic endoscopy training program and for those who are interested in pursuing an academic medical career.

Traditional training in endoscopy takes place during a three-year fellowship in gastroenterology, providing a good foundation for upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy skills. However, the recent introduction of a large number of advanced endoscopic techniques has heightened the need for specialized fellowships dedicated to advanced endoscopy.

Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship trainees focus on developing advanced endoscopic skills and accumulating data for clinical trials. To help achieve these goals, fellows are given access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology and our experienced faculty.

Curriculum

Fellows will be exposed to a broad training regimen, including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), deep enteroscopy techniques (single and double-balloon), ablation of Barrett’s esophagus, confocal endomicroscopy, and endoscopic management of bariatric surgery complications. Each fellow will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with every member of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital advanced endoscopy faculty.

In addition to developing endoscopic skills, fellows will be encouraged to explore research interests – interacting with faculty and each other in clinical trials planning and database development.

Applications

Application requirements/preferences:

  • Clinical and basic science research experience preferred.
  • Completion of an academic gastroenterology fellowship within 5 years of the application process required.
  • Strong interest in an academic career preferred.

In order to apply for the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship, please complete both of the following steps:

1) Fill out the ASGE application.
2) Fill out the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School application and return to the address provided.

For further information about the application process or other aspects of the fellowship, please contact BWH Fellowship Coordinator, Clayton Bemis at crbemis@bwh.harvard.edu.

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