Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Catalog Description: Students on the Pediatric Gastroenterology Rotation will round on the inpatient Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition service. They also have the opportunity to perform consults in the hospital and attend procedures (endoscopy and colonoscopy) and outpatient clinic. Conferences include pediatric gastroenterology clinical conferences, and surgery/radiology teaching conferences. The goals are to develop an approach to abdominal pain, constipation, failure to thrive, nutrition, needs of normal and sick children, hepatitis, cholestatic disorders, diarrhea, and vomiting.
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Required session attendance: Does not apply
Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode: Mostly M-F, 7:30am-5:00pm, though students can choose to work weekends as well, as long as it fits with the medical school work hour policy.
The schedule starts with inpatient rounding in the morning and then afternoons are a combination of caring for patients on the inpatient service, consultations, procedures, and outpatient clinic.
On Thursday after rounds students attend Clinical/Academic weekly meeting.
Independent Learning Time for this rotation is schedule on two Friday afternoons of the month that correlate with Pediatric Resident Block Education.
Direct patient care: Yes
Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling. Contact Alex Behrend at email@example.com if interested in scheduling this course in Summer and Fall semester. Spots may be available by arrangement.
Grading Scale: H/E/S/N
Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed
Course equivalency: Does not apply