Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 61, Issue 11, pp 3105–3107 | Cite as

Training in Gastrointestinal Motility

  • Sonia S. Yoon
  • Braden Kuo
Fellows and Young Gis Section

Although gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders comprise up to 50 % of the outpatient gastroenterology practice, anecdotal evidence suggests that US programs vary considerably in the training of fellows in these disorders [1, 2]. For the trainee who has identified GI motility and functional GI disorders as a clinical focus, several opportunities exist to obtain additional training in this field during fellowship training and post-fellowship, including clinical rotations [such as the clinical training program (CTP) sponsored by the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS)], observerships, industry-sponsored workshops, and advanced fellowship training. In this paper, the rationales for pursuing and potential benefits of undertaking additional GI motility training, specifically the CTP and advanced fellowship training, will be discussed.

Since 1996, the Gastroenterology Core Curriculum has enabled trainees to subspecialize or have different “tracks” within the...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of MedicineUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Center for Neurointestinal Health, GI Motility Laboratory, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of MedicineMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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