Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship
THE PROGRAM GOAL:
The goal of KSU Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program is to teach trainees to master the basic clinical and endoscopic skills required to produce independent, expert, and competent consultant who can manage patients with general gastroenterology and hepatology diseases and to acquire skills necessary for the critical evaluation and interpretation of basic and/or clinical research in the field.
The TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
- King Saud Fellowship of Internal Medicine or Saudi Subspecialty Certificate in the Internal Medicine or an equivalent recognized degree classified by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.
- Internal medicine certificate (i.e. MRCP) with 4 years training in internal medicine in a recognize institute.
- If applicable, the candidate must provide a written permission from his/her sponsoring institute allowing him/her to participate in a full time basis for the entire period of the program.
- Submit a letter of approval from the place of work confirming permission to join the program on full time basis for the entire period of training
- Three Recommendation letters.
- Curriculum Vitae.
THE PROGRAM OUTLINE:
The program has been designed to give the trainee experiences in in-patient and ambulatory Gastroenterology, Hepatology (including transplantation), research, and an elective period to expand knowledge or skills in an area(s) of choice. The training includes 36 months of clinical rotations and a weekly continuity clinic for the duration of the fellowship. This schedule subdivided as core module for 22 months of clinical gastroenterology (wards, consultations and procedures) at King Khalid University Hospital and 3 months core rotation at Liver Transplant Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and 2 optional modules over 3 months 1 ½ month Laboratory Rotation (Histopathology or Radiology) and 1 ½ month rotation at Colorectal or Hepatobiliary Surgery. In addition to 2 months in clinical research filed.
These rotations ensure a diversity of clinical presentations and patient populations. Additionally, extensive endoscopic experience is also provided during this time as well as in the third year and beyond for fellows accepted to an advanced endoscopy program.
ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK:
- The trainee will receive formative and summative evaluation during the three years of training.
- Candidate will be given formative feedback on their performance every three months.
- The trainee will be evaluated using the CanMEDS role.
- At the end of each year the trainee should pass a written and OSCE exam to be promoted to next year and a final exam will be done the end of the 3rd year.