Duration: 4 weeks
Period offered: All
Distribution of student's time:
70% inpatient care
15% outpatient care
Enrollment/period: 2 maximum, upon availability
Prerequisites: Completion of core clerkship in Medicine - July - May
The student sees one to two inpatient consultations per day. He/she completes the initial evaluation and develops a differential diagnosis with therapeutic recommendations. A senior staff gastroenterologist reviews the student's evaluation and findings and makes the final recommendation. The student follows the patients while they are in the hospital. The student sees 1-2 outpatient consults per week in a similar fashion. The student attends all conferences. A core curriculum of 8-10 lectures per month is presented by GI Fellows to the students and residents. Emphasis is on pathophysiology.