NYSGE | New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

PET Course

Program for Endoscopic Teachers

NYSGE is excited to announce that it will host the Program for Endoscopic Teachers (PET) in cooperation with the World Endoscopy Organization (WEO) on June 7-8, 2019 at Columbia University.
This is only the second time that this unique program for endoscopy trainers has been offered in North America.

Intended Audience

The Program for Endoscopic Teachers (PET) is a train-the-trainers course designed for teachers and leaders of endoscopic training programs. It's an ideal program or anyone who has substantial endoscopy-teaching responsibilities. The PET course is viewed by national and international leaders as an essential component of faculty development for all academic institutions interested in strengthening the endoscopy-teaching skills of its faculty.

Course Description

PET Course Focuses
Practical skills for how to teach endoscopy using standard terminology
How to be more effective in teaching all levels of trainees, first year through fourth year

Imparting technical and cognitive knowledge with clear communication
Identifying the endoscopy skills trainees need to learn at each level of fellowship

How to identify and select MDs who will excel as teachers of endoscopy and enable trainees to learn all aspects of endoscopic techniques
Demonstrate the techniques of giving effective feedback
PET Course Learning Sessions
Who Should Teach Endoscopy and What Makes a Good Teacher?
Who Should Be Trained in Endoscopy and to What Level?
Principles of Adult Learning

Video-Based Teaching Vignettes and Critiques Featuring Teacher-Learner Interactions for EGD, Colon, and ERCP cases
Principles of Teaching and Giving Feedback

Small-Group Learning
  Challenges in Training the Novice or Program Director
  Training the Advanced Trainee
  Teaching Cognitive Skills
  Giving Effective Feedback

Five Stations of Hands-On Simulator Training
Trainee Assessment, Competency and Feedback

Learning Objectives

Identify ideal training methodologies 
Perform techniques of competency assessment
Recognize optimal uses of models in endoscopy training


Any physician whose responsibilities include teaching endoscopy skills, and who wants to strengthen those skills, may participate in the PET course. To reserve a place in this unique program, complete the online registration screens and submit the $350 registration feeAll registrations are subject to review and approval by NYSGE.

To provide a quality educational experience, attendance is limited to 50 participants.

Alternate Registration Option
Earlier, NYSGE offered complimentary tuition for up to 2 individuals from member institutions in the greater New York area. Complimentary tuition remains available for some institutions, but not all. To check on availability for your institution, contact your GI Chief, Fellowship Program Director, or email info@nysge.org

If space is available, the GI Chief or Program Director should send a message to info@nysge.org that includes the nominee’s name, title, and email address.
  • Requests will be processed in the order received and registration will close when capacity is reached. 
  • Nominees selected for complimentary PET course registration must be members of NYSGE in good standing.
  • Nominees who are not NYSGE members must apply for membership prior to registering. Dues are $150 per year.
Individuals who are not nominated may self-register by completing the online form and paying the tuition fee of $350. Membership is not required for this option.

Individual WEO members may request complimentary tuition by contacting the NYSGE Office at info@nysge.org. Verification of WEO membership is required.


Columbia University School of Nursing

560 West 168th Street (between St. Nicholas & Audubon Avenues)
7th floor
New York, NY  10032

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Special Needs

The facilities used for NYSGE seminars are in full compliance with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are accessible for individuals with special needs. If you would like to attend this conference and require any special accommodations, please contact the NYSGE Office at 646-218-0650.

Photography Waiver

From time-to-time, NYSGE takes photographs or video during educational courses and events and reproduces them in educational, informational or promotional materials including print, electronic or other media such as the NYSGE website. By participating in this course, you grant NYSGE the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes and all such postings become the property of NYSGE.