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Gastroenterology Fellowship - Chattanooga

Program Overview

The Gastroenterology Fellowship program was approved by the ACGME and began training our first Fellow on July 1, 2016. The institutional sponsor is the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and training is based at the Erlanger Health System, our primary affiliated clinical facility.

Our fellowship is a three-year program and has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to train four total fellows. We established the program with one PGY-4 first-year fellow as of July 1, 2016, and are currently at a full complement of four Fellows.  Currently (2021-2022) we have one first-year fellow (PGY-4), two second-year fellows (PGY-5), and one third-year fellow (PGY-6).  Fellows begin training on July 1 each year as well as participate in several days of orientation at the end of June. 

The fellowship is sponsored by our Department of Medicine in conjunction with our Internal Medicine Residency.  The residency currently offers 31 Internal Medicine Resident positions. 

The Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director is Arslan Kahloon, MD.  Our Gastroenterology Fellowship is designed to ensure that graduates meet requirements approved by the ACGME and its Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee, as well as subspecialty milestones for educational development for each fellow during the three years of training. Fellows must also be certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) before graduation from our program. Our program is structured to ensure that our graduates are prepared for the ABIM Gastroenterology Certification Examination and have met or exceeded the required number of procedures needed to practice.

Contact Samantha Bond, Fellowship Coordinator, for more information (email Samantha.Bond@erlanger.org or via phone at 423.778.4465).  

May 26, 2022