University of Nebraska Medical Center


Fellows have exposure to a variety of gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders. This will be through inpatient and outpatient settings. For research, the fellow will complete a meaningful research project, as well as, a quality improvement project during their three year program.

The fellows are exposed to a variety of procedures that follow the NASPGHAN guidelines to ensure a well-trained fellow.

Fellows are required to attend weekly conferences to help prepare them for the board exam, and a variety of multi-disciplinary conferences on a weekly and monthly basis. This list includes conferences in relation to quality improvement, improving patient care, and case studies.

Year One

Year one is generally focused on the acquisition of clinical and procedural skills by the fellow. The first year fellow spends about 50-60% of their time/effort caring for inpatients, including consultations while 30/40% of the time is caring for outpatients. Procedural skills are acquired while on the inpatient and outpatient clinical services. The remaining percentage (usually around 20%) is available for electives and research during year one.

Year Two

The second year in your fellowship is primarily devoted to research. The clinical experience of the fellow is refined through focused exposures in more specialized clinics and electives.

Year Three

The third year is focused on completion of the fellow’s research. They will have opportunities to gain additional clinical experience similar to those available in year two. This year is focused on accomplishing the fellows’ hypothesis driven research project.

Throughout the three years, as fellows obtain increased experience and knowledge, their maturation as a subspecialist is fostered by the faculty who promote and expect each fellow to demonstrate and assume increasing responsibility. This allows the fellow to develop increasing autonomy regarding the development of pertinent skills necessary for them to pursue their own professional career. The program provides the fellow with supervision, guidance, and mentoring to become competent Pedi GI specialists.

At the end of their three year fellowship, the fellows have been taught how to develop clinical judgments and be equipped with the medical knowledge, humanistic qualities, and professional attitudes and behaviors necessary to become a successful member of the health care community and team.