Present Standard in Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Training in the Interpretation of Capsule Endoscopy

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Oct;61(4):421-3. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000829.


Consensuses on fellowship training in wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) interpretation have been published for adult gastroenterology (GI) but not in pediatric GI training. A questionnaire has been sent to 64 pediatric and 45 adult GI fellowship programs to compare their present training approach. Adult GI programs reported having a formal GI capsule endoscopy module in 38% and required to attend hands-on course in 27% as compared with 4% and 8% in pediatric programs, respectively. A more formalized approach to WCE training may be required for credentialing pediatric trainees to be aligned with expectations in adult GI programs.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Canada
  • Capsule Endoscopy / education*
  • Capsule Endoscopy / standards
  • Capsule Endoscopy / trends
  • Child
  • Curriculum
  • Electronic Mail
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / education*
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / standards
  • Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal / trends
  • Fellowships and Scholarships
  • Health Care Surveys
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency
  • Needs Assessment
  • Pediatrics / education*
  • Pediatrics / standards
  • Pediatrics / trends
  • United States
  • Workforce