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Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Director: James M. Scheiman, MD, FASGE, FACP, FACG, AGAF

How to apply

Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan’s Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Program. The start date for this program is July 1, 2015.

We are currently accepting applications through the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Advanced Endoscopy Application Form.

Important Dates:

March 1, 2014 – 8:00 pm EST: Application deadline. Last date for applicant to complete Application Packet online. 8:00 pm EST Letters of Reference due to the Match.

March 15, 2014: First date for programs to contact applicants to offer interviews.

June 25, 2014 – 8:00 pm EST: Applicant rank order lists due/End of withdrawal period.

July 15, 2014 – 10:00 am EST: Match Results Date.

In addition to the online form, applicants should be prepared to submit the following informational items to complete the online application:

Applicants to the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at the University of Michigan must also submit three letters of recommendation.

These letters must be sent directly to:
Dawn Russell
Advanced Endoscopy Coordinator
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Michigan Health System,
3910Q Taubman Center, SPC 5362
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Note: All information will be held in confidence to protect your privacy.

Overview

The Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship is a 1-year training program for candidates who have already completed a 3-year ABIM-certified Gastroenterology Fellowship. The purposes of this 4th-year Endoscopy Training Program are to provide the fellows with the cognitive and technical skills to perform EUS and ERCP and related endoscopic procedures at the expert level. The program seeks to train the future leaders of academic endoscopy in the United States as well as internationally.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent residency status.
Applicants with a J-1 visa or an H1B visa are not eligible to apply for this training program because salary support for the fellowship is provided by the trainee, who performs general endsocopic procedures one day per week.

Clinical Training

The dedicated faculty are all experts in both procedures; the program performs over 1200 EUS and 700 ERCP procedures per year, providing suitable experience to train two advanced fellows. In addition the trainees will gain exposure to state-of-the-art stenting and mucosal resection/ablation techniques as well as balloon-assisted enteroscopy. A dedicated case conference is run by the trainees in collaboration with the active faculty on a biweekly basis. In addition, there is a broad array of conferences the GI Division offers to enhance the trainees’ experience.

The advanced endsocopy trainee is expected to participate in scholarly activity. Active and funded endoscopy research programs include participation in the Developmental Endoscopy Research Laboratory (DEAL) focusing on NOTES and related device development investigation. There are numerous translational research studies undertaken by the program faculty as well as the GI Division and University of Michigan Health System overall, including active collaborations with the College of Engineering.

Previous Trainees

Our first graduate in 2008 has begun the first EUS program in Thailand. The University of Michigan has previously offered EUS and ERCP training during the second and third years of the GI fellowship, with trainees in leadership positions in major hospitals and universities across the United States.

Advanced Endoscopy Training Program Faculty

James M Scheiman, MD, Program Director
Michelle A Anderson, MD, MSc
Joseph Elmunzer, MD
Grace H Elta, MD
Richard Kwon, MD, MS
Erik-Jan Wamsteker, MD

Questions

Please contact Dawn Russell at dawnruss@med.umich.edu or (734) 615-8468 if you have questions.