M. Brian Fennerty, MD, is the editor of Journal Watch Gastroenterology and Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Gastroenterology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.
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Archive for February, 2010
M. Brian Fennerty • February 25th, 2010
Consider this: The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy requires physicians to perform at least 200 colonoscopies before it will assess their competency (much less grant them privileges), and most fellows complete at least 500 during their 3-year training programs. However, the American Board of Surgery now “mandates” that surgical residents need to perform only 50 [...]