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Digestive Health Inpatient Service

Selective Number: (Oasis S30c) 1647

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Neeral Shah

Rotation Coordinator: Elaine Day

Available: Rotations 1, 2, 3b, 4a, 5b, 6-11 Class of 2014

Duration: 2 weeks

Report to: Dr. Shah

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Email sent to student with instructions

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: Each student will be assigned to an individual intern/resident team on the Luminal or Hepatic services and will follow the same call schedule (every 4th day) as that team. Students will perform admission workups on selected patients admitted to the service, present to the attending physician, write daily progress notes, present follow up, and participate in all aspects of patient care. The student is often perceived by the patient as the primary caregiver and will often have an important role in communicating to patients and families. Students on either service will participate in discussions of cases admitted to both services. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art procedures in Gastroenterology. The role of endoscopic procedures is emphasized.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Presentation of gastrointestinal disease
  2. Differential diagnosis of abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting
  3. Differential diagnosis of jaundice
  4. Initial evaluation of gastrointestinal disease
  5. Role of endoscopy
  6. Physical diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease
  7. Management of acute and chronic gastrointestinal disease
  8. Understand the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal disease including inflammatory bowel disease