TITLE OF CLERKSHIP: GASTROENTEROLOGY
NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE: 1
LENGTH OF ROTATION: 3 To 8 weeks
WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY: Yes
TYPE/ LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED: Late third, fourth year
TIME OF YEAR OFFERED: Flexible start dates (Not offered to civilian students June - September)
OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP:
A clinical clerk choosing a rotation through the Gastroenterology Service will be working in both the Gastroenterology Outpatient Clinic, seeing new patients with urgent problems, and on the Gastroenterology Inpatient Service. In both settings, students will work closely with the Medicine Resident and the attending staff. Rounds are conducted with the attending staff on all inpatients and include frequent teaching sessions. Clinical clerks will work approximately a 40-hour week and will see approximately 30 patients per week. The rotation will provide excellent exposure to Gastrointestinal radiologic interpretation (including CT and MRI) and standard gastrointestinal diagnostic procedures, such as liver biopsy, endoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP, as well as therapeutic endoscopy. The extent of the clinical clerks duties and responsibilities would be determined by his/her experience and interest with the emphasis on selecting good teaching cases for the student and close staff supervision.