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Are we really training learners to manage diseases?

If you pay close attention to medical education and training, you have surely read something like this as an goal or learning objective: “Manage inflammatory bowel disease and its complications” However, this is not exactly what our goals should be. One push in the … Continue reading

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Can you have your colonoscopy and endoscopy on the same day?

I’ve heard it dozens of times: My gastroenterologist says s/he can’t do my endoscopy and colonoscopy on the same day. Sometimes it’s because it was considered too “dangerous”. Occasionally it’s because “that’s not the way we do it”. Sorry, that doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Endoscopy: An Original Poem

It just doesn’t look right in the blog format, so click here if you’d like to read my poem. Below is the brief backstory…if you’re interested in what happened.  Please read the poem first.

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What Has Happened to Gastroenterology Training?

The state of gastroenterology training and education in the United States today can be summarized in one word: endoscopy. Gone are the days of the cognitive gastroenterologist, discussing the character, smell, texture, and color of a patient’s stool in an … Continue reading

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My Friend’s Endoscopy, Part II

Sorry for the delay in the next blog post.  Family vacation called! In my last blog, my friend Alan, a healthy 39-year old man, had just gotten an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy for reasons that were “soft” as we … Continue reading

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