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Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Elective Number: 2418

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Stephen Borowitz

Coordinator: Dr. Borowitz; (434) 924-2457; witz@virginia.edu

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.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation:

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. 

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