Thank you for your interest in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Our training program offers an exciting opportunity for fellows to acquire a very strong, comprehensive foundation in all aspects of state-of-the-art Gastroenterology and Hepatology, including consultative gastroenterology and hepatology, liver transplantation, advanced procedures, and clinical and basic research. Opportunities exist for electives and research with the faculty in pediastric gastroenterology as well. Our three-year program is designed to prepare fellows to become top-notch physicians in the career path of their choice, whether it be academic medicine or clinical practice.
Highlights within the fellowship program include collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, Digestive Diseases Branch, NIDDK. In this program, fellows in the combined University of Maryland/NIH Gastroenterology-Hepatology Scholars Program spend one year in Baltimore on clinical rotations, then spend two years at NIH. This joint program provides a unique opportunity to train GI fellows to become outstanding clinical or translational researchers utilizing the extensive resources available at NIH. More details on this program and links to NIH are available at this site. The Gastroenterology Division was recently awarded an NIH T32 training grant. Fellows training under this grant will have increased protected time to engage in research during their training. Finally, fellows have the opportunity to obtain an advanced degree in association with the Department of Epidemiology.
Our experienced faculty includes nationally recognized authorities in their fields of special interest. Subspecialty fellowship training is quite different from residency training. You will benefit from prolonged, daily association with faculty mentors and develop a close working and personal association with them during your training. In many cases, these relationships last well beyond the training program into your professional career.
The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program is a centerpiece of our Division. We maintain the highest standards in everything we do and share with our fellows the joys and challenges of professional life. Nonetheless we never lose sight of the possibilities for having fun along the way!
We welcome your interest in our program.
Mark Flasar, M.D., M.S.
Director, Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine