University of Maryland

  • GI Grand Rounds. Weekly. Didactic seminar with faculty or outside speaker on focused subject. Many speakers are visiting professors with national and international expertise in their fields.

  • Patient Management Conference. Weekly. Fellows present a case followed by a detailed discussion of current literature relevant to a clinical problem.

  • GI Subspecialty Conference. Weekly. Fellows meet with rotating members of the faculty in an informal session to discuss cases, learn about procedures (e.g. motility), and review clinical and exam questions.

  • Capsule Endoscopy Conference. Once monthly. Fellows meet with director of endoscopic research and training to review capsule endoscopy findings and cases.

  • GI and Liver Pathology. Weekly. Faculty, fellows, and pathology staff review normal histopathology and pathological specimens.

  • GI Radiology. Weekly. Radiologists conduct a weekly conference to review imaging studies of selected GI patients and discuss diagnosis and treatment.

  • Core Curriculum Conference. Weekly. Presentation by faculty and fellows on topics related to the Gastroenterology Core Curriculum.

  • GI Journal Club. 1 - 2 times/month. Detailed discussion of current literature, with discussion of techniques of analysis of literature, study design. Fellow is paired with a faculty to choose a recent journal article of interest.

  • Research Conference. 1 - 2 times/month. Presentation and discussion of ongoing basic and clinical research being done by fellows, faculty, or PhD candidates.

There is also an informal monthly session with the division head and fellowship program director to discuss interesting cases and fellowship training issues.

In addition to the above, Department of Medicine Grand Rounds and numerous research conferences and special seminars are held regularly throughout the medical center and medical school.