Gastrointestinal endoscopists (also called gastroenterologists) are highly trained experts who have 10 years (or more) of education and training after completing an undergraduate degree. Many gastrointestinal endoscopists complete a 3- to 4-year gastroenterology fellowship prior to pursuing board certification in gastroenterology through the American Board of Internal Medicine. During their fellowship, gastroenterologists begin to perform endoscopic procedures.
After being granted board certification, gastrointestinal endoscopists must meet ongoing continuing medical education requirements and must adhere to the Maintenance of Certification requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Infographic: Making of a Gastrointestinal Endoscopist
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