Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

Third-Tier Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship

The Section of Gastroenterology and the Digestive Disease Institute at Virginia Mason offer a one-year advanced fellowship opportunity that provides extensive training in therapeutic endoscopy. The fellowship focuses on developing a broad knowledge base related to therapeutic endoscopy, an ability to generate relevant differential diagnoses based on history and physical examinations, an understanding of indications and contraindications of therapeutic procedures, and skill at performing these procedures safely and effectively, as well as an appreciation of the humanistic and ethical aspect of medicine.

The faculty consists of six physicians who have expertise in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) as well as therapeutic endoscopy, including stricture dilation, enteral stent placement, double-balloon enteroscopy, fistula closure, and more. If training in endoscopic ultrasound is desired, the fellow will rotate with the six faculty who perform endoscopic ultrasound.

In December, we will begin accepting applications. Only applicants who will have completed their formal GI fellowship in the United States as approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education by the start of the fellowship are eligible to apply. Please Note: We cannot consider applications with J1 visa status. The Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship for the July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, academic year is FILLED. The 2019–2020 application period is now CLOSED.

To apply, submission of TWO separate applications is required:

  1. Submit an Advanced Endoscopy Training for Fellowship Common Application and required accompanying materials to ASGE via the ASGE website; AND
  2. Submit a completed Virginia Mason Digestive Disease Institute Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship Application to:

Michael Larsen, MD
Fellowship Director
c/o Terri Davis Smith
Virginia Mason
1100 Ninth Ave.
P.O. Box 900
Mail Stop: G250-B
Seattle, WA 98111

If you have any questions, please contact Terri Davis Smith, Academic Specialist.