ME510M.11

Clinical Gastroenterology

Sites: MTAH
Director(s): William Brugge, Peter Clardy
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered May, July and August.
Location: MTAH - Mount Auburn Hospital (11)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: The course will provide the student with a well-rounded exposure to clinical gastroenterology in a community teaching hospital. The student will perform consultations on hospitalized patients with a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems. These patients will be discussed in detail with a senior staff gastroenterologist who will also personally evaluate the patient. The student will participate in private office visits as well as rounds, conferences and Journal Club. Relevant X-ray studies and pathology specimens will be reviewed. The student will also observe a variety of diagnostic/therapeutic procedures including endoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP and will learn their usefulness, limitations and appropriate role in clinical problem solving. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between understanding of pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease and the evaluation and management of patients with gastrointestinal disorders.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Through one-on-one clinical case presentations and discussions, reading relevant literature references and use of current information sources such as "Up-to-Date".
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Exceptional skills in integration of pathophysiology, clinical evaluation and incorporation of relevant medical literature. Honors: Superior skills in integration of pathophysiology, clinical evaluation and incorporation of relevant medical literature. Satisfactory: Demonstration of skill in integration of pathophysiology, clinical evaluation and incorporation of relevant medical literature. Unsatisfactory: Insufficient understanding of pathophysiology, clinical evaluation and relevant medical literature.