Clinical Nutrition Fellowship
fellowshipThe Clinical Nutrition Support Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a one-year fellowship for physicians who have completed their medical residency or at least 3 years of their general surgery residency training. The program focuses on the management of patients who require nutrition support in the form of parenteral or non-oral enteral nutrition realizing that the physician’s role is different from, although complimentary to, the role of other healthcare professionals such as dietitians, nurses and pharmacists. By the end of the fellowship, trainees will have developed clinical expertise in the care of complex inpatients and outpatients who require nutrition support. This will include understanding the indications for and managing patients who require short- and long-term parenteral and enteral nutrition, as well as becoming skilled in the prevention and management of venous catheter and feeding tube complications. To accomplish these goals, the fellow will be exposed to a variety of patient populations including medical and surgical ICU, burn/trauma unit, cardiothoracic ICU, transplant service and other inpatient settings. The fellow will also assist with the service’s management of complex outpatients requiring nutrition support which consists of an average census of 30 ambulatory persons. These experiences are designed for the fellow to appreciate the evidence-based approach and nuances of caring for nutrition-dependent and critically ill patients. Clinical exposure will be supported with a basic core curriculum of readings, didactic sessions and a formal research curriculum and training through Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH).