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Through this quality improvement project, we have assessed the current fellows' upper endoscopy skill level during their first year and determined that the time to achieving proficiency is significantly longer than desired. The goal is to prepare new fellows for endoscopy prior to the beginning of their rotations with a curriculum that includes assigned reading materials, videos, and simulated endoscopic cases, to promote safety and increase satisfaction of patients by improving the readiness, skill level, and the confidence of first year inexperienced fellows.

MeSH Keywords

Fellowships and Scholarships; Education, Medical, Graduate; Endoscopy/Education; Quality Improvement


Skills Acquisition; Endoscopic Curriculum


Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Gastroenterology | Medical Education | Pediatrics


Presented at the Children's Mercy Kansas City Research Days, May 2019

A Review of First Year Fellow Endoscopic Skills and Time to Proficiency



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