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Gastroenterology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the evaluation
and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Gastroenterology requires
an extensive understanding of the entire gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus,
stomach, small intestine, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, colon, and rectum. Internists
practicing gastrointestinal medicine (“gastroenterologists”) are also
experts in how gastrointestinal disorders affect other organs and manifest themselves
clinically. Gastrointestinal medicine also includes extensive training in nutrition
and medical nutritional disorders.
There are many models of gastroenterology practice. Many gastroenterologists practice
in groups who see ambulatory patients with gastrointestinal problems both in consultation
for other physicians or follow them longitudinally for management of their gastrointestinal
issues. These groups frequently also provide consultation services to hospitals and
may manage patients with gastrointestinal problems as inpatients. Many gastroenterology
practices provide endoscopy services (such as for colon cancer screening) and other
diagnostic procedures for either or both their own patients or those referred by other
physicians. Some gastroenterologists choose to further focus their practice around
specific gastrointestinal disorders, such as motility problems or liver diseases;
advanced training and certification is available in transplant hepatology. In academic
settings, gastroenterologists provide consultative and ongoing care in ambulatory
clinics and inpatient settings, and may be involved in other activities such as liver
transplantation. Academic gastroenterologists may also perform basic science and clinical
research and teach medical students and residents.
Following completion of a three year internal medicine residency, an additional three
year fellowship in gastrointestinal medicine is required. After successful completion
of a gastroenterology fellowship, trainees are eligible for certification in gastroenterology
by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
In the 2017-2018 academic year, there are 175 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical
Education (ACGME)-accredited training programs in gastroenterology with 1,576 trainees.
There are 63 ACGME-accredited training programs with 294 trainees in pediatric gastroenterology.
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