Fellowship Education

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Training Programs

fellowshipThe Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Program at the University of Virginia Health System is an exceptional opportunity to train with world-renowned clinicians and researchers, using the latest in advanced diagnostic and procedural equipment. If you are accepted to our program you will interact with leaders in academic and clinical gastroenterology and hepatology.

fellowship2Following an internal ranking of qualified candidates, we use the Specialties Matching Service (SMS) offered through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) to match candidates to our fellowship class. We look forward to greeting our new fellows in July.

GI fellowship applicants interested in laboratory research should email Neeral Shah, MD, Fellowship Director, to discuss future opportunities.

Letter from the Fellowship Program Director

Thank you for visiting our web page and I hope that this website offers you some insight into our program. The mission of our program is to create an environment to train well rounded, high quality gastrointestinal physicians. Our program provides a complete education that includes inpatient training, outpatient training, endoscopic training, research and medical education opportunities. Fellows that join our program enter the UVA GI family where we pride ourselves on the camaraderie within the fellowship and with the GI faculty.

Dr. Neeral Shah, Program Director

Some unique aspects of our program sets us apart from other institutions. Our dedicated inpatient luminal and hepatology service offers fellows the opportunity to treat patients with focused GI illnesses. One luminal attending and one hepatology attending is solely focused on the inpatient service and all other clinical duties are blocked during these rotations. This provides a chance to be solely focused on the care of inpatients and the education of fellows and residents. All inpatients are covered by 4 resident/intern teams. Fellows have the chance to use this exposure to be involved in the medical education with residents and students. The GI service has consistently been rated the top educational and patient care service by the UVA housestaff on monthly evaluations within the Department of Medicine over the past two years.

With the opening of our dedicated outpatient endoscopy facility, we will be able to augment the training of the fellows in our already strong endoscopic training blocks. Fellows graduate with comfort in all aspects of routine endoscopy and therapeutic procedures as well. With the active liver transplant program, hepatology training is thorough and fellows are usually very comfortable with the care of end stage liver disease patients.

The faculty prides itself on being approachable for all fellows and supportive of any endeavor that will advance the fellow’s career goals. We hope that you will consider our program and visit us in Charlottesville, VA., as we are dedicated to training those doctors that will be the future face of health care. Our curriculum delivers systems-based quality education with training in quality improvement projects. We have a comprehensive conference schedule that covers, but is not limited to, pathology, pathophysiology, and clinical care. The faculty and staff believe the supportive environment at UVA allows fellows to achieve their fullest potential.

If you have any questions about our program, please let me know.

Thank you again,

Neeral Shah