Advanced Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Program Description

The University of Chicago Training Program provides a broad practical and scholarly exposure to clinical problems of Gastroenterology as well as in-depth investigative training. The program has a long and consistent history of graduating physicians that are scholarly clinicians as well as prominent laboratory and clinical investigators. Direct and continuous contact with a large, full- time faculty including senior and junior members offers a personal approach to the trainee’s educational, clinical and scientific development. The training program utilizes the extensive clinical and laboratory facilities found at the University of Chicago Medicine. Because of the University of Chicago’s reputation as a top rated referral center and our location in the heart of the City of Chicago, there is a broad exposure to common gastrointestinal conditions, as well as unusual and difficult to manage clinical cases.

The advanced fellowship in IBD is closely associated with the fully accredited three-year fellowship leading to Board Eligibility for Gastroenterology. The duration of training will be 12 to 24 months according to the discretion of the training director and trainee.
The Advanced Fellowship in IBD will consist of an individualized clinical, basic, or translational research program designed for Gastroenterologists or trainees interested in an academic appointment. The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Center at the University of Chicago includes faculty, research associates and clinical research nurses engaged in projects related to epithelial cell interactions and protection, mucosal immunology, genetics, clinical pharmacology, clinical trials, and outcomes research. During this period, he/she will become proficient in a selected field of clinical, basic or translational research via direct interaction with a supervising IBD faculty member. Advanced fellows who are able to obtain valid Illinois licenses will participate in patient care in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

The University of Chicago is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and applications are encouraged from minority groups and physically disadvantaged individuals. Please note, applicants must have passed the ECFMG to apply.

*Applicants must have completed an accredited GI Fellowship prior to beginning this program

Program Directors:
David T. Rubin, MD and Russell D. Cohen, MD
FAX: (773) 702-2182

Affiliated Faculty:
Eugene Chang, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology

Application are accepted on a rolling basis

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The Rationale and Growth of Advanced Training in Inflammatory
Bowel Disease