The gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington has been providing training in research, clinical gastroenterology, and teaching since 1950. Our division is composed of faculty members who have clinical responsibilities and research operations in five hospitals in the Seattle area (University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Pacific Medical Centers, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance). We have also established a rotation for Senior Fellows at Virginia Mason Medical Center.
Our major endeavor is to train fellows for careers in academic medicine. Three pathways of training are offered: Physician-Scientist, Clinician-Teacher and the Hepatology Fast Track. We are also pleased to offer a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Advanced Transplant Hepatology. Some fellows also do a fourth year of non-ACGME accredited training in Advanced Endoscopy.
The mission of our program is to educate trainees to become:
- Compassionate gastroenterologists with the necessary cognitive, technical and interpersonal skills to provide outstanding care to patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases;
- Engaging teachers with the ability and enthusiasm to educate future trainees and colleagues about gastroenterology and hepatology; and
- Inquisitive and dedicated investigators with the skills to advance the underlying scientific basis for the care of patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases.