Department of Medicine

Gastroenterology Fellowship Didactic



Monday Fellows Lecture

Monday conferences are held weekly from 5 to 6 p.m., starting in the fall. Lecture topics rotate and include epidemiology, motility, GI radiology, GI pathology and quality improvement. This is a mandatory lecture for all fellows and time is protected to attend during inpatient services. These lectures are held virtually on zoom.

Thursday Fellows Lecture

Thursday conferences are held weekly from 7:15 to 8 a.m. This is a fellow-only lecture provided mostly by BCM GI faculty. The summer curriculum is focused on the most common inpatient and outpatient GI consults and delivered to the first-year fellows by faculty and senior fellows. In the fall and spring, the lecture topics rotate through a variety of high yield GI topics. In addition, visiting professors are invited for private Q&A sessions with the fellows. These lectures are held in-person.

Journal Club

Journal Club occurs monthly on a Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m., starting in the fall. It is aimed to help fellows demonstrate the use of the principles of evidence-based medicine to critique study design and analysis of current gastrointestinal medical literature. Fellows work closely with a faculty member to prepare the live conference and written assessment of the study that is shared during the lecture. These sessions are held virtually on Zoom. 

Grand Rounds

The Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology hosts weekly GI grand rounds. This interdisciplinary conference is held from 8-9 a.m. (CST) every Thursday at the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, McNair Campus, 7200 Cambridge St., Conference Room A/B. Lectures include case presentations from fellows, wellness lectures, guest speakers and visiting professors, featuring local faculty as well as regional and national experts in their respective fields. These lectures are held in a hybrid in-person and virtual format.


Research Conferences

Research conferences are held monthly from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., starting in the fall. Current research projects from faculty and fellows are presented and discussed for feedback. This lecture is interactive and provides the opportunity to learn and apply concepts of research methodology from well-published faculty.

Multidisciplinary Benign GI Conference

The Multidisciplinary Benign GI Conference is held at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at VAMC 5B-166. This is a multidisciplinary lecture with pathology, radiology and gastrointestinal surgery. In this conference, interesting inpatient and outpatient cases are presented for histological and imaging correlation and to discuss surgical options. This lecture is attended only by the fellows rotating at MEDVAMC.

Other Conference Opportunities

  • BSLMC Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Tumor Board. Monday 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
  • BSLMC Liver Transplantation Pathology Lecture. Friday 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • BSLMC IBD Multidisciplinary Conference. Every Two months, Tuesday 5 – 6 p.m.
  • Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Thursday 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. 
  • Digestive Diseases Center GI Research Forum. Thursday 4 – 5 p.m.

Courses and Seminars 

Fellows are encouraged to attend the annual courses organized by the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Fellows attend these courses and receive course materials at no cost.

Fellows also attend at no cost the Annual First Years Fellows Endoscopy Course organized by the Texas Interventional Endoscopy Group.