AGA Trainee and Young GI Track at DDW®

Held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week® (DDW)

AGA has developed special sessions to meet the unique needs of physicians who are new to the field. Participants will learn about all aspects of starting a career in clinical practice or research, have the opportunity to network with mentors and peers, and review board material. 

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Program Director

Brijen Shah, MD
Director, Faculty Development for GME
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics/Palliative Medicine
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


AGA Spring Postgraduate Course: Best Practices at the Bedside: Critical Thinking for Common Conditions

Saturday, May 3, 8:15 a.m.–5:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, 8:30 a.m.–12:35 p.m.

This one-and-a-half-day course is a clinically focused program that offers you immediately applicable information. Trainees may register at a reduced registration fee. Learn more and register.

Mentor and Advisor Program: Reception for Trainees/Young GIs: An Evening with AGA Mentors

Saturday, May 3, 5:45–7:15 p.m.

Meet your peers, and more established colleagues who serve as mentors through the Mentor and Advisor Program, while enjoying refreshments. The RSVP for this event is now closed.

Trainee and Young GI Networking Reception

Sunday, May 4, 7–9 p.m.

Join AGA and your fellow colleagues at the ROOF on theWit in Chicago, IL for a night of networking, music and refreshments. The RSVP for this event is now closed.

Board Review Session

Session Chairs: Arthur J. DeCross, MD, AGAF; Carl L. Berg, MD; Anil B. Nagar, MD
Monday, May 5, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

This session, designed around content from DDSEP® 7, serves as a primer for third-year fellows preparing for the board exam as well as a review course for others wanting to test their knowledge. Discount coupons for DDSEP 7 will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Career and Professional Related Issues

Session Chairs: Brijen Shah, MD and Rotonya Carr, MD
Monday, May 5, 12:30–2 p.m.

Get advice on common career issues such as choosing a practice type and location, developing your CV, interviewing, negotiating contracts and maintaining work-life balance.

A free lunch is included, but quantities are limited. Boxed lunches are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Preparing Yourself for Life After Fellowship

Monday, May 5, 2–3:30 p.m.

Attendees will be provided with information on measures that ensure successful transition from fellowship to a career in gastroenterology. A designated portion of the session will illustrate the importance of career opportunities within fellowship training as well as the benefits (short and long term) gained from mentor-mentee relationships. Complimentary coffee and tea will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Next Accreditation System (NAS) and Milestones: Advice for Fellows and Faculty

Monday, May 5, 4–5:30 p.m.

Attendees will be provided with pertinent information on milestones and how they relate to GI fellowship training, as well as new requirements associated with the Next Accreditation System (NAS). A summary of changes regarding the NAS and how it relates directly to fellows and faculty will be presented.

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