About the Program

This 12-month, non-ACGME-accredited fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy provides an additional year of endoscopic training in endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC), EUS and other therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Our fellows become proficient in the performance of ERCP, diagnostic EUS and therapeutic EUS-guided procedures. In addition, we train fellows in pancreatic cyst gastrostomy, pancreatic necrosectomy, EDGE-assisted ERCP, altered anatomy ERCP, upper and lower endoscopic mucosal resection, device-assisted enteroscopy, complex esophageal dilation, luminal stenting, fluoroscopically guided G-J tube exchange and radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus.

This one-year program can only be done after completing a three-year gastroenterology fellowship.

Program Details

Clinical Opportunities

  • Seven half-day sessions weekly with hands-on training in ERCP, EUS and other complex therapeutic endoscopic procedures
  • Weekly outpatient experiences in a dedicated subspecialty pancreas clinic, pancreatobiliary and advanced endoscopy clinic or pancreatic cystic neoplasm clinic
  • An average of two half days weekly of non-advanced work

Education Opportunities

  • Weekly multidisciplinary pancreas meetings
  • Advanced Endoscopy Conference attendance
  • Presenting at the Gastroenterology Fellowship Education Conferences
  • Teaching basic endoscopy procedures to the gastroenterology fellows 

Research Opportunities

  • Diverse clinical research, including health services, large database analysis and clinical trials
  • Experience with clinical center selected for a collaborative NIH grant (Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer) 
  • Multicenter NIH-sponsored advanced endoscopy trials 

Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

  • MD or DO
  • US citizenship, permanent resident or J1 Visa status
  • Completion of three years of U.S. postgraduate residency training in an ACGME-accredited program 
  • Completion of three years of a gastroenterology fellowship in an ACGME-accredited program by the time of entry into the fellowship program
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the state of Ohio (may be pending at time of application, but required before starting the fellowship)

Candidate Interviews

Based on qualifications and reference letters, selected candidates are invited for an interview and will be notified via the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Matching Program. Interviews will be conducted in April and May. During interview sessions, the candidate meets with advanced endoscopy and gastroenterology faculty, including the program director and the division director.

All faculty interviewers evaluate candidates. After interviews have been completed, applicants are ranked by the Fellowship Selection Committee. Applicant ranking is based on multiple factors, some of which include academic credentials, aptitude, preparedness, motivation and communication skills.

The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition does not discriminate with regard to gender, race, age, religion, ethnicity, national origin or disability.

To Apply 

Application to our advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship is done via the Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Matching Program, sponsored by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). Paper applications will not be reviewed.

Applications should include a CV, personal statement and letters of support/reference.

Meet the Program Director:

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J. Royce Groce, MD, MS

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