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Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Doctoral Education

The Institute offers a broad range of educational experiences from undergraduate to post-doctoral levels. Our current complement is in excess of 75 trainees. In addition, we offer training fellowships to clinicians in areas of inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition, and related conditions, such as celiac disease, and in gastrointestinal motility. The Institute offers partial salary support on a competitive basis for its trainees at all levels.

The Farncombe Institute Trainee Association (FITA) is run by two senior trainees with input from Dr. Alex Hynes and is funded by the Institute. FITA offers Skills Workshops for trainees as well as Research Wrap-Up sessions where the journey leading to recent publications by a trainee is dissected (how the story evolved, obstacles encountered, submission and review processes). The annual Research Day is organized and run by FITA. FITA also organizes a weekly Research in Progress session and a Journal Club.

All trainees and faculty attend a weekly Farncombe Seminar Series given by internal faculty or faculty invited from other institutions across the globe with an average attendance of ~ 90. The Institute also offers a Graduate Course on the Pathophysiology of Chronic Gastrointestinal Diseases offered by the Faculty and organized by Dr. Jan Huizinga and Dr. Waliul Khan.