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Advanced Endoscopic Fellowship Program

Fellowship Description

The Section of Endoscopic Oncology offers a one year Endoscopic Oncology Advanced Procedures Fellowship to physicians who have completed an accredited three-year gastroenterology fellowship-training program and are board eligible. The program is intended for physicians who are planning a career in investigative and consultative endoscopic oncology.

Participants will receive training in advanced gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures and their application to the diagnosis and management of cancer.

The fellow will develop skills in the following:

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Ablation therapies for dysplastic epithelium
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection and dissection techniques
  • Enteral stent placement
  • Special endoscopic imaging techniques
  • Outpatient Management of GI Oncology Patients in a multidisciplinary fashion.

Training will occur primarily through mentorship in a setting of interdisciplinary oncology and will also include development and conduct of supervised short horizon research projects and participation in house staff teaching activities.

Educational Activities

Educational activities include participation in the weekly Gastrointestinal Oncology Tumor Board and the Gastrointestinal Oncology Division Fellow Journal Club. The fellow will also participate in the Core Lecture Orientation Series held in July and August.

Core curriculum education will occur through attendance at the Department of Gastrointestinal Oncology Fellowship Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum Conferences, utilization of the Section of Endoscopic Oncology on-line tools and manuals developed for purposes of core curriculum education.

In addition, the fellow will receive program support to attend the Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium held annually in late January and jointly sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.

Research Opportunities

One half-day per week will be devoted to research and related scholarly activities. The fellow will either develop or be assigned participation in short horizon research projects that have a high probability of producing results suitable for publication or presentation at a national specialty meeting.

The program director will be responsible for approving or assigning fellow research projects. The fellow will be instructed in:

  • Standards of ethical conduct of research
  • Design and interpretation of research studies
  • Responsible use of informed consent
  • Research methodology
  • Data interpretation.

The program will also provide (or help organize) support for the fellow to attend no more than one national specialty meeting during the course of the fellowship for purposes of presenting research conducted during the course of the fellowship.

The fellow will also participate in the yearly Fellows’ Research Symposium through the process of abstract submission. The abstracts will be reviewed by a number of the teaching faculty and six abstracts will be selected for oral presentation. This is mandatory for all fellows at Moffitt.

For further information, please contact: whitney.ray@moffitt.org

Applicants will need to complete an application, provide a CV, personal statement and three letters of recommendation.

Mail all application and information to:
Cynthia Harris, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive, FOB 2 GI Program
Tampa, FL 33612
Phone (813) 745-8361.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center (www.moffitt.org) is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer, as well as for ear, nose and throat. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

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