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Clinical Experience

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship

Fellows rapidly acquire skills in endoscopic procedures during the first year of the program through endoscopic simulation and hands-on procedures.

The Pediatric Gastroenterology fellow participates in a variety of general gastroenterology and subspecialty rotations in the inpatient, outpatient, and procedural settings.

  1st Year
2nd Year 3rd Year Total (weeks)
Orientation 2 0 0 2
Inpatient and Consult Service 24 16 10 52
Endoscopy 10 8 6 24
Subspecialty Clinic 4 6 6 18
Pathology 2 0 0 2
Research 10 20 30 60
Vacation 4 4 4 12


Fellows actively participate in procedures throughout fellowship.

Expected average experience over three years - procedural totals:

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

400

Colonoscopy

160

EGD with Control of Bleeding

15

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

10

Foreign Body Removal

10

Polypectomy

10

Rectal Suction Biopsy

10

EGD with Dilation

10

Bravo pH Capsule Deployment

10

Endoscopic Placement of Wireless Capsule Endoscopy

5

Double Balloon Endoscopy

5

Pneumatic Dilation for Achalasia

5

Endoscopic placement of transpyloric feeding tubes or catheters, including motility catheters

5

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

 

5

 

Stories

Inside Pediatrics : Jackson's story

At 11 months old, Jackson was the 100th patient to receive a liver transplant at Children’s Mercy. He was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a liver tumor, at 7 months and was referred to the Children’s Mercy Liver Tumor Program, where he received medical and surgical expertise from Hematology and Oncology and the Liver Care Center.