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Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship Program

The advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship program at MD Anderson provides training in therapeutic endoscopies including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatoscopy (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS/FNA), enteral stenting, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) among others. It also focuses on teaching how to start clinical research, analyze research data and publish in peer-reviewed gastroenterology journals. The faculty is comprised of MD Anderson’s department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. 

Program Information

Our goal is to provide advanced clinical and endoscopic training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of gastrointestinal disorders. The program will focus particularly in the staging and endoscopic treatment of pre-malignant and malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, and in the management of gastrointestinal complications in oncologic patients. In addition, we seek to instill in the trainee a desire for innovative research projects that utilize therapeutic endoscopies. 

The training program is a one-year curriculum. All candidates must have completed a three-year accredited gastroenterology fellowship training program, be American board eligible or certified, and have documented competence in general routine endoscopic procedures. Successful candidates are selected after applications are reviewed and personal interviews are conducted in Houston. 

MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer.  If you are applying for a GME fellowship or residency program starting on or after July 1, 2016, please be advised that MD Anderson will have instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals.  If you are offered an appointment as a GME Fellow or Resident at MD Anderson Cancer Center on or after July 1, 2016, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws.   If you do not pass the urine drug screening which includes testing for tobacco compounds, you CANNOT be appointed at MD Anderson.  Should you fail to meet this contingency, MD Anderson will withdraw your offer of appointment for the academic year.  You may reapply for the following academic year, but there are no guarantees that you will be offered a position as many of our programs are already filled for several years out.

Please note:  We will begin accepting applications for 2016 on December 10, 2014, with an application deadline of March 2, 2015

For any questions regarding the advanced endoscopy fellowship program, contact the program coordinator, Carol Cox, at 713-563-8906, ccox@mdanderson.org, or the program director, Dr. Jeffrey H. Lee, jefflee@mdanderson.org.


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