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Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2019 May 22. pii: izz107. doi: 10.1093/ibd/izz107. [Epub ahead of print]

Proposal to Update the Curriculum in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases for Categorical Gastroenterology Fellows.

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New York University Langone Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, New York, NY, USA.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.


Education in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) varies widely between categorical gastroenterology (GI) programs and is largely related to the presence of expert clinicians, patient population, and the presence of an IBD center. The treatment of IBD is becoming increasingly complex at a rapid pace, widening this educational divide. This manuscript outlines all the current US educational offerings in IBD for GI fellows, including how to obtain supplemental education during the 3-year training period and beyond. It reviews how to assess trainee knowledge in the field of IBD and proposes 8 clinically anchored, entrustable professional activities that should help prioritize important aspects of IBD management to incorporate during categorical GI training.


education; fellowship; inflammatory bowel disease


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