Gastroenterology

Duration: 4 weeks

Period offered: All

Distribution of student's time:
70% inpatient care
15% outpatient care
15% conferences/lectures

Enrollment/period: 2 maximum, upon availability

Prerequisites: Completion of core clerkship in Medicine - July - May

Description:
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.

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