FC Joint Announcement
May 28, 2020
Dear Fellowship Council Program Directors, Associate Program Directors and Coordinators,
We are pleased to announce a new Foregut Fellowship designation type that is co-sponsored by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). This new Foregut fellowship designation will be available as of August 1, 2020.
The Fellowship Council (FC) is charged with the accreditation of programs according to criteria set forth by the sponsoring societies which include AHPBA, AHS, ASCRS, ASMBS, SAGES and SSAT. Per FC policy, programs are required to submit a request for a designation change via the accreditation or member change process for: a) the addition of the Foregut designation to their existing designation type, or b) the reclassification to the Foregut designation type.
Foregut Fellowship Criteria
SAGES, ASBMS and SSAT proposed the new designation in recognition of the increasing importance of specialized training in foregut disease. The fellowship curriculum will focus on the diagnosis and management of complex foregut disease processes.
SAGES, ASBMS and SSAT are also considering a Foregut Fellowship Certification Program for those fellows who complete training in a designated program. Information will be forthcoming through the societies.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fellowship Council Executive Director Maria Cummings (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for your commitment to surgical education and training.
The Fellowship Council