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
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
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.