The McGill Residency Training Program in Gastroenterology provides a two-year integrated training program at the MUHC (Montreal General, Royal Victoria hospitals), and the Sir M. B. Davis - Jewish General Hospitals.
Three years in internal medicine are required to enter the Adult Gastroenterology Training Program. The program includes both continuing care and consultative service and active participation in the investigation, follow-up and management of hospitalized and ambulatory patients with gastrointestinal, biliary and hepatic disorders. Trainees are supervised by members of the Faculty and, depending on their performance, they assume a progressive responsibility. All endoscopic units are equipped with videoendoscopy so that a trainee and his/her supervisor can observe simultaneously. Trainees will acquire an expertise in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tracts. They will also perform endoscopic retrograde cannulation of the biliary and pancreatic ducts. Trainees are expected to familiarize themselves with the principles, performance and interpretation of a variety of laboratory function tests (motility, esophageal motility, ambulatory pH monitoring, tests of intestinal secretion and absorption) and biopsy procedures. The basic sciences related to the specialty are taught in an organized fashion and this is complemented by continuous and close interaction with members of basic science departments. A scientific approach and research interest is fostered, with opportunity to participate in the Clinician-Scientist program through McGill. Trainees are encouraged to undertake a clinical or basic science research project, although this is not compulsory. There is also opportunity to pursue aspects of medical education through courses offered by McGill University, although a degree program (Masters) is offered after completion of the GI fellowship program.
Rotation periods in diagnostic radiology, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography, gastrointestinal and liver pathology, nutrition and pediatric gastroenterology, are provided. In addition, a 3-month rotation in the second year is devoted to general hepatology and liver transplantation.
Academic Half-day Format:
- didactic lectures, interactive small group sessions, M&M rounds or journal club with review of the topics outlined in the 2-year core curriculum.
- One page summary handout is encouraged with 2 or 3 key references for independent study of your colleagues. The program will retain a copy of the presentation for a teaching file (a PDF of the slides will suffice)
- Whenever possible, mention should be made of any special pediatric, geriatric or pregnancy considerations
- Presentation by staff and/or fellow, and posted below with a master schedule.
Targeted Sessions per year: 40 x 2/week = 80 one hour sessions for the 3-5 PM period.
Participation in Grand Rounds (5-6 pm) by the Fellows:
- M& M rounds once monthly
- GI Journal club monthly or bi-monthly