The mission of our three-year Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Arizona is to educate and prepare pediatricians for independent practice in pediatric gastroenterology and to be Board-eligible for the AAP subspecialty of Pediatric Gastroenterology. An emphasis is placed on fostering the ability to form and maintain effective physician-patient relationships and work as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide excellent patient care. This program includes an academic and research focus on physiology and patho-physiology of gastrointestinal disorders. The gastroenterology research laboratory occupies the entire sixth floor of the Steele Children’s Research Center, which is the research arm of the Department of Pediatrics. The laboratory is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and is funded by the National Institute of Health.