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Program Description
This program represents a one-year funded clinical fellowship for training in advanced therapeutic endoscopy. It is designed for recent gastroenterology fellow graduates who wish to become proficient in ERCP, EUS and other new modalities not covered in detail in standard training programs. Training encompasses 12 months of clinical duty including endoscopic procedures, outpatient clinics, and other duties encompassed in the clinical application of these techniques. Current plans and resources are for one fellow per year. Pre-requisite for admission includes completion of an accredited Gastroenterology Fellowship program.

Facilities and Resources
Fellows in this program will see patients primarily at University of Colorado Hospital, with call responsibilies at Denver Health Medical Center and the Denver VAMC. The nature of the training provided by this program will expose the trainee to seriously ill patients with a variety of disease processes. All of our fellows are encouraged to be involved in ongoing research activities as well as to develop independent research projects.

General Goals and Objectives
The purpose of this training program is to train accomplished gastroenterologists to perform therapeutic endoscopic procedures. To that end, the major goals are, a) to develop a detailed knowledge of the risks, indications, and contraindications of invasive procedures, b) to gain experience in the performance and management of patients undergoing these procedures, c) to perform with supervision, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasound, and ultrasound directed biopsies, endoscopic mucosal resection, luminal stenting and other advanced procedures, and d) to develop skills in clinical research associated with these procedures.


Application Information​

We participate in the ASGE Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship match and adhere to all rules and guidelines. Applications are now closed for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Proposed Timeline for 2014 match for 2015-2016 academic year (subject to change by the ASGE)

October 1, 2013 – Open website for entry of programs

November 15, 2013 – Close website for entry of programs

December 10, 2013 – Open website for submission of applications

March 1, 2014 – Close website for applications

March 15, 2014 – First date for programs to offer interviews to applicants

June 27, 2014 – Close website for applicant/program rankings

July 15, 2014 – Match Day

Please apply to our program via the ASGE website at http://www.asge.org/apps/aef/aef_main.aspx

Please address letters to Brian C. Brauer, MD, FASGE, Program Director.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to call Shanna Taylor, Fellowship Program Coordinator, at 303-724-1858.

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