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Where Should We Focus Our Training?

June 18, 2010

Where Should We Focus Our Training?

Endoscopy changed GI, but should the focus on training be technology or cognitive based?

Are our fellows receiving enough or too much endoscopy training? Is gastroenterology losing its role in solving complex diseases that present with a limited symptom repertoire? Where are our priorities at a time when technology such as  CT colonography may take over colon cancer screening?

Cognitive GI Must Be Resurrected
Lawrence S. Friedman, MD, AGAF

Procedural Training Should Be Emphasized 
Pankaj Jay Pasricha, MD

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