ME510M.1

Gastroenterology

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Adam Cheifetz
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: BIDMCE - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-East (1)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: The course will provide students with a deep understanding of the pathophysiology and clinical aspects of gastroenterology. There will be an emphasis on diagnosis and therapeutics, including exposure to gastrointestinal procedures and management of hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Students will participate as part of the inpatient consultation team and work with the faculty and GI fellows in the ambulatory setting. Students will be expected to be a integral memeber of the gastroenterology team. They will perform a comprehensive history and physical exam, generate a differential diagnosis, and make diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations. In addition to active participation in rounds, the students will be expected to attend and contribute to multi-disciplinary conferences, journal clubs and research seminars. In addition, a unique learning opportunity will be available in the form of a computer-based case simulation, the Virtual Patient. This will be available in the Center for Clinical Education along with other teaching programs at BIDMC-East.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic science discussions are part of one of the weekly conferences that students attend. Students are also expected to incorporate basic science and evidence based medicine into formal presentations.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Students consistently performing at the highest level Honors: Students often performing at the highest level Satisfactory: Students performing at an average level Unsatisfactory: Students not performing at a satisfactory level