Research is major component of the LSUHS Gastroenterology and Hepatology training program. We provide fellows extensive research opportunities and mentoring. The faculty members guide the fellow’s overall research program and work directly with them on research projects. Three to four months of protected research time will be available during the training to all the fellows. During this, fellows will have little direct patient care responsibility. They will be expected to involve themselves in a clinical or basic science research project. Fellows are expected to submit and present abstracts to national meetings, as well as publish papers in peer-reviewed journals.
The Scholarly Activities Rotation introduces the fellow to the field of gastroenterology and hepatology research. Year 1 fellows begin development and planning for research, which Year 2 and Year 3 fellows develop formalized plans for research, work, and post-research outcomes. The Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Department of Physiology have a moderate sized faculty with diverse clinical and academic interests. Fellows will have the opportunity to complete scholarly activities of their choice with a faculty attending in varied areas of interest. The fellow will participate in increasing levels of research activities, depending on the fellow’s level of interest and experience. Knowledge gained is directly related to the time dedicated to this rotation. The three dedicated months of research are spread out over the three years of the fellowship program; however, up to a total of six months of research dedicated rotations may be taken if elective months are utilized.