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Life as a clinical Gastroenterology fellow. #GIFellow
As we work our way through the COVID pandemic, I’m reminded by all of the patients we diagnose and treat for various gastroenterological disorders. GI disease is a serious contributor to decreased quality of life; our role as GI physicians is to help patients regain their health, and likewise, improve their quality of life. The …
Much like the rest of the world, the process of finding the “perfect” GI attending position is a tricky one. It’s interesting to listen to stories from various attendings how they found their current position. It essentially boils down to three items: location, opportunity, and people (fitting the local persona).
As of the time of this writing, I’ve started to learn how to… Place self expanding metal stents (esophageal malignancy) ERCP with biliary sphincterotomy, balloon sweeps, and bile duct brushing Basic EUS evaluation of pancreatic mass and choledocholithiasis Barrett esophagus RFA ablation with paddles and 360 express balloon.
A nurse asked me why I chose gastroenterology. 1) A close family member with celiac disease, and 2) GI represents the best blend of procedures and medical decision making.