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Education Programs

Cleveland Clinic's Digestive Disease Institute supports graduate medical education programs ranging from primary care to specialized advanced training fellowships.

Download our Digestive Disease Institute Fellowships fact sheet

Colorectal Surgery Fellowships
Residencies and fellowships for colorectal physicians.
Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowships
Training opportunities in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.
General Surgery Residencies & Fellowships
Training young surgeons to a high level of clinical, academic, and systems competence.
Dietetic Internship
Opportunities for dietitians to train in the areas of nutrition therapy and more.

Continuing Medical Education

Upcoming Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Colorectal & General Surgery events:

Cleveland Clinic Boot Camp for the GI Boards

Date: September 16-19, 2016
Locations: Las Vegas, NV

This course provides an intensive review of gastroenterology and hepatology through the lens of successful test-taking. It is targeted for candidates preparing for both initial certification and maintenance of recertification AND for those in clinical practice who want a high-paced intensive review of the field.

Taking this board review will allow you to gain an in-depth knowledge of gastrointestinal conditions that are commonly seen in practice, as well as rare but “classic” clinical vignettes that are tested during board type exams. The boards also test physicians on their awareness of current guidelines and recent advances in all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology. To meet these high standards required to pass the boards, we have put together this intensive review course which brings outstanding educators from Cleveland Clinic and other leading institutions.

Learn more and register

11th Annual Obesity Summit

Date: September 29-30, 2016
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland Clinic Obesity Summit attracts a diverse mix of health care practitioners interested in discussing innovative solutions to the causes of obesity, preventive strategies, and therapeutic management approaches. This Summit features diverse sessions designed to engage you with colleagues as well as patient interviews, live surgeries, interactive workshops, case-based lessons, and question and answer sessions.

An Overview of Evaluation and Treatment of Posterior Pelvic Floor

Date: September 30 - October 1, 2016
Location: Cleveland, Ohio

This unique two-day course will focus on in depth multidisciplinary didactic lectures and presentations, designed for medical caregivers who are interested in an overview of evaluation and treatment of pelvic floor and care of patients with posterior compartment problems. This course will use a case-based presentation format in which attendees are encouraged to provide input, ask questions, and share their experiences to guide discussions on diagnosis, evaluation, and what’s new in management techniques both surgical and medical.

3rd Annual Multidisciplinary Colorectal Oncology Course

Date: October 28, 2016
Location: Cleveland, OH

52nd Annual Gastroenterology Update

Date: November 5, 2016
Location: Warrensville Heights, OH

Advances in diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders challenge GI practitioners to remain up-to-date on the most current data. This course addresses recent developments in the fields of inflammatory bowel disease and hepatology, and offers a comprehensive review of all areas of gastroenterology.

2nd Cleveland Clinic Beta Cell Therapy Symposium

Advances in Management of Diabetes

Date: November 11-12, 2016
Location: Beachwood, OH

This unique day-and-a-half symposium will focus on in-depth pathophysiology of diabetes and biology of beta cells. It also features significant advances in the field of basic and clinical science related to treatment of diabetes with beta cell and solid pancreas transplant. It will review prevention, as well as the newest technologies available for Type-1 diabetes, including technological advancements from both the biologic and device technology fields, discussing challenges, opportunities and future directions.

By providing relevant discussions of the most current evidence, this educational offering strives to help practitioners acquire knowledge and skills regarding new data and technology which, in turn, can be translated directly to their clinical practice. Our goal is to improve the quality of patient care and enhance the level of information available to the physicians and other providers involved in diagnosis and treatment.

Emerging Approaches in the First-line Therapy for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

CME-certified webcast providing expert insight on optimizing treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Expiration Date: December 1, 2016

Obtain CME Credit Online:

For future CME courses, please visit The Center for Continuing Education:

Surgery Grand Rounds:

Interested in a Surgery Grand Rounds presentation by a Cleveland Clinic staff member at your facility? Contact Charmaine Jones at or 216.444.0912 to schedule or for more information.

View the attached brochure for a complete listing of available topics.

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To find a digestive specialist for your needs, contact the Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute at 216.444.7000 (or toll-free 1.800.223.2273, ext. 47000)

Same-day Appointments

To arrange a same-day visit, call 216.444.7000