Teaching patients for the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program are drawn from a wide variety of sources: hospital patients admitted to the general medical service under the supervision of general internists, staff patients or GI Clinic patients admitted to the general medical staff service, and private patients admitted to the medical service with a gastroenterologist as the attending. A well-rounded patient population with various racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and with diverse gastrointestinal and liver diseases is represented.
In addition to the wide range of diseases encountered in the hospital, the fellows have extensive exposure to ambulatory patients. The gastroenterology division serves as a referral resource for patients and physicians throughout the region. Beaumont, Royal Oak’s campus boasts one of the largest and busiest GI endoscopy units in the country (22,000 procedures/year).