Pediatric Gastroenterology Highlights
Pediatric Gastroenterology Highlights

Children's Mercy offers an expansive and diverse patient population from which to attain clinical experience. The program is designed to provide excellent training in pediatric gastroenterology. Academic medicine is emphasized with early exposure to opportunities in research. 

Highlights of the Program

  • Teaching. The Children's Mercy Hospital has 24 fully accredited fellowship programs in pediatric subspecialties. A highly respected pediatric residency program is present. The opportunity to be taught and to teach is present.
  • Senior Staff. The Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology has 18 members who provide a congenial and intellectually stimulating environment. They are all mentors, actively involved in the program and the lives of the fellows.
  • Inpatient Rounds. This is a multidisciplinary event with medical students, residents, nurses, dieticians and social workers. Daily at 9 a.m.
  • Nutrition Grand Rounds. This event occurs monthly and highlights the major topics in nutrition, TPN, short-gut syndrome, malnutrition and other selected subjects.
  • Core Curriculum. Monthly conferences with a three-year program designed to acquaint the fellow trainee with all areas of the discipline of pediatric gastroenterology.
  • Gastroenterology Grand Rounds. This conference is designed to present recent cases, visiting professors or state-of-the-art topics. Attended by all the section staff, fellows, nurses and support staff.
  • Pathology Rounds. Microscopic review of recent cases under the guidance of staff pathologists.
  • Radiology Rounds. Monthly conference to evaluate imaging studies on recent patients under the direction of Dr. Frank Morello, radiologist.
  • Children's Mercy Grand Rounds. Weekly conferences for all staff, residents, fellows and students at CMH.
  • GME Core Curriculum. Newly developed conference for fellows only. This program will pertain to research methodology, statistics, evidence-based medicine and other topics germane to fellows in all subspecialties.
  • Program specific teaching sessions. Within the Section of Pediatric Gastroenterology there are numerous programs of expertise such as the Liver Care Center, Intestinal Rehabilitation Center, Motility Program, IBD program, Feeding and Nutritional Program, Abdominal Pain Program and many others. Selected teaching sessions are held by these programs to assist fellows in learning these disciplines.
  • Journal Club. The fellow under the direction of faculty members will critically analyze a research report and present their findings.

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