Reflux Diagnostics: Present and
AGA’s 2017 Women’s Leadership
LEGAL ISSUES I
Gastroenterologists and Malpractice:
How to Protect Yourself
Blazing a Trail in Medical Education
How One GI Is Tackling His Debt –
And the Lessons He’s Learned Along
As I begin my time as President of AGA, I am reflecting on other new beginnings in my career. Though time has passed, I vividly recall the excitement and uncertainty of beginning training and, subsequently, my career. It’s a ca- reer that I’ve enjoyed immensely and I hope that you will as well.
Throughout my career, and especially in the early years, AGA provided invaluable support. For example, it provides a diverse array of
professional and educational tools and offers us many opportunities
to enhance our knowledge and expertise no matter the path we take,
whether it be academia or clinical practice.
All our resources are available online at www.gastro.org and we
have a suite of apps including guidelines, image challenges, DDSEP,
and publications that you can download to your mobile device. You
can learn more about those at www.gastro.org/mobile-offerings.
Another great resource is the AGA Community, where you can join
a private online conversation with other early-career gastroenter-
ologists. You can access a library of resources there and talk with
gastroenterologists who are in the same career phase as you are. Join
the conversation at community.gastro.org.
The New Gastroenterologist is the perfect place to start your pro-
fessional journey and to stay on the cutting edge of the field. It pro-
vides a wealth of information you won’t find in other publications.
Its unique focus promises that you’ll read content that meets your
immediate needs as a trainee or early-career gastroenterologist.
On behalf of the AGA Governing Board, I wish
you great success in this exciting field!
Sheila E. Crowe, MD, AGAF
President, AGA Institute
Professor of Medicine and Director of Research,
University of California, San Diego
Dear Trainees and Young GIs,