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GI Face-Off - Issues Facing Medium Programs

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GI Face-Off - Issues Facing Medium Programs

  1. 1. Art DeCross MD AGAF 12 years as Program Director -University of Rochester Med Center Upstate New York, ~ 1 million catchment, only University in region, a 1 hospital program, 800 beds, Liver Tx program, on and off site office visits/endo suites.2001-05 SMALL program 2007-2013 MEDIUM program5-6 fellows, 4-5 faculty 9 fellows, now 11 faculty• Issues: • Issues: – Faculty: stretched too thin – Very few! • Teaching – Encouraging scholarship among • Mentoring clinical faculty • Scholarship – Faculty participation in – Faculty: “’tag” you’re the assessment process hepatologist – Fellows: • Major Threat: justify • cross coverage disruptive to research, electives, etc. existence (funding cuts to 9• Major Threat: Lose faculty. fellows; program mission)

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