Fellows on the Research rotation spend only a half day per week in their continuity clinic and rotate every second or third month doing a session of general endoscopy (i.e., screening colonoscopies) at VASDHS (VA Out-2 rotation).
Fellows are expected to be working on their research studies with their faculty sponsors. This includes basic, clinical, translational, and outcomes research. During their first research year, they are expected to learn appropriate research techniques and collect preliminary data. While in their second year, they are expected to collect data in preparation for publication and/or grant submission.