The responsibilities of fellowship trainees differ markedly from pediatric residents. Pediatric residents are responsible for writing orders and directly managing the patients. Fellows function in a consulting and attending role, similar to how they will when they join the faculty of a medical school.
During the three years of fellowship training, fellows receive both formal and informal training on appropriate billing and coding to facilitate transition to the faculty level and provide an understanding of the business of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.
Fellows are encouraged to attend weekly pediatric grand rounds at Children's at Egleston and Grady Memorial Hospital as well as case review sessions. Monthly attendance at conferences (radiology, pathology, journal club and text review) are required.
Optional educational opportunities are also available. Basic sciences seminars are conducted weekly by the Division of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases within the Department of Internal Medicine. Fellows are encouraged to attend whenever possible in order to interact with the established gastroenterology fellows, faculty and attending physicians.