The program focuses on the continued growth of internal medicine skills and works to enhance and develop gastroenterological cognitive and procedural skills as well as provide a significant exposure to clinical and bench research. The DHMC program is fully aligned with the educational mission and goals of the American Gastroenterological Association. Approximately half of graduating fellows have pursued academic careers and the rest have entered private clinical practice following their training.
Fellows participate in the teaching components of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center at two campuses, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and Hitchcock Clinic, Lebanon, NH, and the White River Junction, VT VA Medical Center. The clinical experience at these training sites exposes the postgraduate fellow to a broad panel of patients with a rich diversity of diagnoses and demographics. DHMC is a tertiary medical center that principally serves the population of New Hampshire, Vermont, southern Maine, and northern Massachusetts.
Trainees will have time to pursue, in more detail, different aspects of the subspecialty including nutrition, gastrointestinal motility, therapeutic endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasonography, pediatric gastroenterology, and liver transplantation. All fellows will easily exceed the benchmark number of procedures suggested by the ASGE for diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, manometry, and other GI procedures.
To foster in our fellows excellence in the care and treatment of patients with gastroenterological disorders in the context of the general core competencies as outlined by the ACGME.
- Impart the medical knowledge necessary to succeed in caring for patients with gastroenterological disorders.
- Foster best patient-centered care practices, including the use of practice-based learning.
- Establish excellence in communication in both the provider/patient and provider/provider relationship.
- Standardize life balance and physician wellness in our fellowship as a lifelong skill set.