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Electives - Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Elective Number: 2418
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Borowitz
Coordinator: Dr. Borowitz; (434) 924-2457; firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Available: All Rotations
Report to: Pediatric GI attending
Time to Report: 7:45 am
Place to Report: 7N Classroom/Pediatric Morning Report
Typical day: 7:45am - 5:00pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: Students will participate in the evaluation and care of infants, children, and adolescents with gastrointestinal, liver, and nutritional disorders. Students will participate in pediatric gastroenterology outpatient clinics held nine (9) half days each week on the 5th floor of the Battle Building. They will also perform inpatient consultations on the general pediatric wards, and in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. Students will make daily rounds with the gastroenterology attending physicians and will be encouraged to attend elective and emergent gastroenterology procedures.
The goals for the pediatric gastroenterology elective will be to obtain
a working ability to diagnose and manage common pediatric gastrointestinal
problems. The student will attain familiarity with gastrointestinal endoscopic
abnormalities and basic pharmacology of commonly prescribed gastrointestinal
drugs. The student will also attain a working knowledge of basic pediatric
nutrition, including the use of routine and specialized enteral formulas
and parenteral nutrition.