Women & Infants Hospital is one of the nation’s leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns, serving as a primary teaching affiliate of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Fellows have unique access to a large population of women in a specialized hospital catering to women’s health, including the opportunity to receive in-depth, hands-on training in order to care for female patients in all stages of life, across a broad spectrum of gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders. Women & Infants also specializes in pelvic floor disorders and gynecological malignancy. The delivery of optimal care for women requires up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge of the pathophysiology of both health and disease states in women. Many differences exist that require specific knowledge of gender-based biology and pathophysiology of digestive diseases in women.
Women & Infants’ GI fellows complete the majority of their rotations at Women & Infants Hospital, Providence RI. Electives will include pelvic floor disorders, urogynecology, colorectal surgery, and gynecological oncology in relation to GI.
Didactics will include multidisciplinary conferences such as GI tumor board, Specialty Care in Pregnancy, and GI Grand Rounds at Brown University.
Fellows are encouraged to develop and conduct a research project in women’s GI health under the supervision of a research mentor.
Fellows will work in the outpatient ambulatory and inpatient consultative setting with academic GI practitioners who have specialized expertise in women’s gastrointestinal and liver health. The core experience will comprise a mix of GI/Liver clinic and consults on the inpatient wards. Fellows are given the autonomy to evaluate patients independently first, then formulate a diagnostic and therapeutic plan in discussion with the attending.