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Mountain Vista Medical Center Gastroenterology Fellowship

The training program will combine high-quality faculty within a high-technology setting to deliver first class training experiences for fellows, residents and medical students. The training program is organized to allow progressive responsibility in patient care and ensure knowledge and skills related to gastroenterology. Fellows are given the opportunity to learn in multiple settings.

Our Mission

Mountain Vista Medical Center (MVMC) is a community-based hospital located in Mesa, Arizona and serves the diverse population of a large catchment area. The goal of our Midwestern University GME Consortium / Mountain Vista Gastroenterology Fellowship Program is to train outstanding clinicians and endoscopists who will acquire the knowledge and skills needed as they treat their patients at the bedside and in the clinic experience. This will be accomplished through the practice of evidence-based medicine, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and providing holistic patient care by focusing on clinical, psychological, demographic and social determinants of diseases. Dedicated clinical faculty are focused on a culture of advanced training, rapidly evolving changes in health care delivery and newly approved therapies.

Program Aims

  1. In accordance with the program’s mission to train internists into passionate, clinically skilled gastroenterologists the program aims to:
    1. Train our GI fellows to be diligent and knowledgeable in performance of endoscopic procedures through didactic and hands-on experience provided by the program director, faculty members and other specialty rotations.
    2. Enable our GI fellows to become competent in performing routine endoscopic procedures to include upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies with therapeutics, and in the placement of Per-cutaneous-Endoscopic gastrostomies.
    3. Train fellows to provide quality care to patients receiving interventional gastroenterological procedures by educating them about qualified indications, interpretation of relevant findings and appropriate clinical follow-up. This includes an efficient and effective Continuity Clinic that facilitates follow-up and monitoring of patient care outcomes resulting from the delivery of care given by the fellows.
    4. Provide a welcoming academic environment for fellows where reading, writing, speaking, thinking precisely and asking questions are emphasized.
    5. Provide guidance and resources to fellows to ensure success on the American Board of Internal Medicine exams in Gastroenterology.
    6. Train fellows on understanding current health care systems and technology as it relates to providing efficient, safe, and cost-effective medical care to patients.

     

Program Director

Abdul Nadir, MD

Scope of Training

Fellows will receive training and performance evaluation for proficiency in the required GI cases and procedures, including EsophagoGastroDuodenoscopy, and Endoscopy as well as liver biopsy and pancreatitis. Fellows are provided with opportunities to learn in multiple settings with focus on continuity of didactic and clinical experiences which will enable fellows to become proficient in the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, while integrating osteopathic principles and practices as they relate to the specialty. The ultimate goal is to ensure that fellows have the necessary requisite skills to successfully pass the certification boards and become successful and competent in the area of Gastroenterology.

Curriculum

The program curriculum is designed so that fellows and residents will demonstrate competency in each of the following fundamental areas; Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Transplant Medicine, Motility, Nutrition, Hepatology, Oncology, Biliary Tract Disease, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Advanced Endoscopy including; Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Rotation Block Schedule

Fellow Year 1# of MonthsFellow Year 2# of MonthsFellow Year 3# of Months
Gastroenterology In Patient5Gastroenterology In Patient5Gastroenterology In Patient3
Gastroenterology Out Patient5Gastroenterology Out Patient5Gastroenterology Out Patient5
Research1Research1Research1
Transplant/Hepatology1Elective1Transplant Hepatology1
Elective2

Benefits & Resources

Salary & Benefits

2024-2025 SalaryPTO/Wellness Days
PGY-4$73,22315/5
PGY-5$76,45015/5
PGY-6$79,99415/5

Education Fund/Allowance

Education Funds $1250
Research Allowance $675
Conference Travel$1500

Uniform Allowance

$80

Insurance Offered

Health InsuranceEmployee Assistance Progam
Dental InsuranceDisability Insurance
Vision InsuranceProfessional Liability Insurance

Paid Dues & Fees

AAM
COMLEX level 3 or USMLE 3
Arizona Medical Board Permits
AGA
ASGE
AASLD

Educational Resources

MWU
24-hour library access with professional librarian
State of the art simulation Center
AMA GME competency-based online modules
CANVAS distance education modules
Well-being Index
Behavioral Health
IRB/Statistician
Scholarly/Research support

Participating Sites

Banner Medical Center
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Reddy GI Associates

Ombudsperson Resource

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Future Fellows

MVMC Gastroenterology offers two fellowship positions each year. Applicants must  have completed an internal medicine program in an ACGME-accredited residency program, an AOA-approved residency program, a
program with ACGME International (ACGME-I) Advanced Specialty
Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of
Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency program located in Canada.

The academic year begins July 1st.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by the end of October the year preceding the program start date.

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  1. Visit the ERAS website.
    1. ERAS application
    2. Personal statement
    3. Three letters of recommendation
    4. MSPE
    5. Medical school transcripts
    6. Curriculum Vitae
    7. Residency Completion certificate
    8. Residency Final Summative letter
    9. Comlex I, Comlex II and Comlex III (or)
    10. USMLE 1, USMLE 2 and USMLE 3
    11. Verification of Residency
    12. Milestone Profile
    13. Photograph
  2. Appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). You must register through the NRMP website in addition to applying through ERAS.
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted from mid-December to mid-January each year.

If your Comlex or USMLE scores as listed above are not available at the time of ranking, you will not be eligible to be ranked with the NRMP.

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