Gastroenterology Fellowship


Gastroenterology Fellowship Program
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
1249 15th Street, Suite 2000
Huntington, WV 25701

Caitlin Rhodes
Fellowship Program Coordinator

WE ARE... a 3-year gastroenterology fellowship program with initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Marshall is a strong clinical program, designed to provide fellows with expert clinical skills in all areas of gastroenterological medicine and to offer significant experience in research. Our environment is collegial and friendly. Teamwork among fellows is a long-standing priority.

Our program strives to provide the best educational experience in an environment that assures a balance between academic and clinical activities. As Sir William Osler said, "He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all." We take great pride in our success in preparing residents to become the next generation of expert gastroenterologist.

CALL: At Marshall, we utilize a night float system, call is taken at-home. We fully comply with work-hour limits.

Our Mission

The mission of the Gastroenterology (GI) Fellowship is consistent with the mission of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, in that we will train highly qualified and diverse physicians to care for and potentially stay long term for the underserved population of West Virginia and Central Appalachia. The GI fellowship will also bring cutting-edge, evidenced based care to West Virginia and the surrounding Tri-State area by promoting research and scholarship. Our graduates will be able to practice gastroenterology and perform procedures in a variety of clinical settings and pathology while focusing on delivering empathetic patient centered care. We will support an academic and clinical environment that promotes our physician's well-being. The foundation of training and serving our community will be built by a vigorous education promoting life-long learning.

Program Aims

The aims of the Gastroenterology Fellowship at Marshall University School of Medicine are:

  1. Graduate proficient gastroenterologists in all cognitive and procedural aspects who are quality patient-centered and highly focused on safety and able to excel in a variety of settings whether in practice or academia.
  2. Develop physicians who are able to critically appraise medical literature in order to conduct investigator-initiated studies and participate in scholarly activity.
  3. Graduate fellows with a life-long commitment to learning that excel in the gastroenterology competencies and have a complete understanding and goal of continuous practice improvement.

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