Clinical research is a requirement for all GI fellows. This research may take the form of retrospective chart reviews or short prospective studies. Case reports are also encouraged. It is our goal for each fellow to present his/her work at national meetings and submit manuscripts for publication in peer review journals. In order to accomplish this goal, training programs aim to provide gastroenterology fellows with the time, resources, supervision and guidance to engage in research during the three-year training program. By design, this mandate has been left flexible with the recognition that gastroenterology fellows are likely to pursue a variety of career paths upon completion of training.