All fellows are expected to actively engage in scholarly activities. Essential to success is providing the tools necessary to foster the fellows’ intellectual development as investigators. These tools are provided through participation in VCUHS graduate medical education research series, which is conducted at the start of the academic year and is mandatory for all Transplant Hepatology fellows.
As a sign of our commitment to the scholarly efforts of the fellows, the Department of Internal Medicine has designated funding which is set aside specifically to offset the travel cost for fellows who are presenting their work at regional, national, and international scientific and academic meetings. The division is similarly committed to assisting with costs associated with presenting and publishing scholarly efforts. The commitment to our fellows is evident by the fact that our department chair, Dr. John Nestler, an NIH-funded investigator himself, personally meets with all fellows in advance of presenting at national and international meetings to offer additional mentorship and guidance. At VCU, we honor your education and professional growth as our greatest achievement and are proud to send our residents and fellows as our ambassadors.
Look at pubmed for the following: Mohammad Shadab Siddiqui, Scott Matherly, A. Paredes, N. Dharel, Vaishali Patel, Amon Asgharpour, and Robert Vincent