Conferences are held twicea week at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. They are presented by fellows, attending physicians, and nationally renowned guest speakers from outside institutions. The core curriculum lectures cover a wide range of topics, including the following:
- pancreatic disorders, gastrointestinal hormones, and diarrheal diseases
- motility, diverticular disease, and functional illnesses
- acid-peptic disease
- gastrointestinal malignancy
- gastrointestinal and hepatic pathology
- liver and biliary tract diseases
- inflammatory bowel disease
- gastrointestinal endoscopy and gastrointestinal bleeding
- clinical research
Additional conferences include the following:
Radiology conferences are held monthly, in conjunction with the Department of Radiology. The Conference includes interpretation and education regarding a variety of gastrointestinal and hepatic radiographic findings seen on ultrasound, plain x-ray, MRI, and CT images.
Pathology conferences are held monthly in conjunction with the Department of Pathology. Histological slides representing a variety of clinical conditions are reviewed. The conference is intended to provide fellows with a basic overview of gastrointestinal pathology in preparation for the Gastroenterology Board Examination.
GI Board Review
The Board Review provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of gastrointestinal disease and is designed specifically to prepare fellows for the American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Board Examination. Fellows are assigned a topic to review and discuss which is followed by board review style questions. Topics covered include all the relevant areas covered on the Board exam, with a focus on high yield topics. Attending physicians are present to provide clarification or further teaching input.
The fellow is responsible for the critical review and presentation of a recent landmark article in gastroenterology or hepatology. The purpose is to share important recent publications and educate those present on important scientific developments, while reviewing the elements of study design and methodology.