Workforce, training and education
Yorkshire and Humber
Why Gastroenterology?

There are a few articles about the subject:

  1. Trade Secrets, Gastroenterology by Anne Ballinger and Gavin Johnson (BMJ Career Focus 2007;335:99)
  2. Gastroenterology: New subspecialties. Jane Collier, John de Caestecker, and Janusz Jankowski (BMJ Career Focus 2007;334:16-17)
  3. I wish to become a hepatologist, Alan R Watson (BMJ Career Focus2005;331:246)
  4. Gastroenterology. Janusz Jankowski, John de Caestecker, Bertus Eksteen, and Ian Perry (BMJ Career Focus 2002;325:S113a) - N.B. no longer on line




Career Opportunities / Information

There has been much change recently in the training grades, but individuals seeking to train in gastroenterology are still required to spend 2-3 years in medical specialties at SHO level before entering specialist training. The previously known medical SHO training is now called Core Medical Training.  Most trainees in Gastroenterology are expected to train also in Acute or General Internal Medicine and have dual accreditation at the end of their training.
Curriculum for Gastroenterology was introduced in 2007. Training will concurrently take place according to the Acute Medicine curriculum and the Generic Curriculum