Educational Programs | M65 851 Clinical Pediatric GI Elective
The rotation in Pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition provides broad exposure to specialized and common pediatric problems. Gastroenterology patients are seen in both the outpatient suites and in the hospital. Students will see outpatients with common pediatric complaints like chronic abdominal pain, constipation and poor growth, which are frequently encountered in a general pediatrics practice. Additionally, students will experience the ongoing outpatient care of patients with chronic liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, short-gut syndrome, celiac disease and a variety of rare disorders. The inpatient service provides experience in caring for patients with acute illnesses such as gastrointestinal bleeding, malnutrition, liver failure, complications of inflammatory bowel disease, and pancreatitis. Students can participate in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Weekly divisional conferences review pathology slides from current cases and discuss difficult patient problems and topics of interest, presented by fellows and attendings.
Valid start weeks for 4-week blocks are: Weeks, 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37 and 41.