Our pediatric GI program
We train fellows to be excellent clinicians, endoscopists, and academic leaders through clinical and research ventures. Our facility provides comprehensive care to a multi-state area including Missouri and Kansas. Faculty consists of over 25 board-certified physicians in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. We work in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes nurse practitioners, nurses coordinators, dieticians, psychologists, and social workers. Our providers work in several subspecialties such as motility, transplant hepatology, intestinal rehab, pancreatology, polyposis, inflammatory bowel disease, feeding, chronic abdominal pain, among others. We are committed to high-quality patient care enhanced by research and academic endeavors. Fellows rapidly acquire skills in endoscopic procedures during the first year of the program through endoscopic simulation and hands-on procedures. Over our three-year fellowship, our fellows average over 400 esophagogastroduodenoscopies and over 180 colonoscopies with exposure to advanced endoscopy such as motility procedures and ERCP.
Your clinical experience
Inpatient and consult service
Fellows will spend a total of 52 weeks on service. They alternate weeks on the inpatient and consult teams during these blocks. The inpatient multidisciplinary team cares for inflammatory bowel disease, motility, intestinal rehab, transplant hepatology, pancreatology, among others.
Fellows spend a total of 24 weeks on scope. Fellows can expect to average at least 15 EGD with Control of Bleeding procedures and at least 10 flexible sigmoidoscopies, foreign body removals and polypectomies.
Fellows have weekly continuity clinic to manage their personal patient panel with attending oversight. In addition, fellows spend 16 weeks over three years on an outpatient rotation where fellows can explore the many subspecialty clinics that Children's Mercy has to offer.
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