Outpatient Gastroenterology

In keeping with our field’s increased emphasis on outpatient medicine training, our program includes a rotation that gives you additional experience diagnosing and treating the gastrointestinal disorders encountered in an outpatient setting.

Our outpatient gastroenterology rotation combines specialized clinical experiences in inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption and hepatology with exposure to outpatient general gastroenterology.

You’ll expand your knowledge of basic outpatient GI procedures, such as upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. You’ll find that this rotation offers particularly strong experience with:

  • polypectomy
  • diagnosis and cancer surveillance of patients with inflammatory bowel disease
  • screening and surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus
  • small bowel biopsy for celiac disease

As a fellow on this rotation, you will be an active participant in didactic sessions, which are useful occasions to discuss cases from your clinical experience.

Gain Experience in Diverse Settings

Our outpatient gastroenterology rotation takes place at several sites, giving you valuable experience in multiple training environments.

At each location, our attending physicians will guide you during every clinic and endoscopy session; you'll gain independence commensurate with your level of training and expertise.

You can expect to attend your continuity clinic during this rotation.

UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst

At our outpatient GI office at the UBMD Internal Medicine at Amherst site, you'll increase your knowledge of areas including:

  • the investigation of GI motility disturbances
  • care of patients with malabsorption and nutritional disorders
  • management of nutrition support

Erie County Medical Center

At ECMC, you’ll attend our liver clinic, where you’ll gain exposure to patients with a range of liver diseases, including alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis C and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

Buffalo VA Medical Center

When not assigned to your continuity clinic or other clinics, you'll undertake additional training in outpatient endoscopic procedures at our endoscopy unit at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.

There, you may have opportunities to perform procedures on patients you’ve previously seen in our outpatient clinics.

Years Taken

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Patient Population

This rotation places special emphasis on patients who are dealing with:

  • adult cystic fibrosis
  • celiac disease
  • functional GI disorders
  • hepatitis C
  • home total parenteral nutrition
  • short bowel syndrome

Clinical Sites