Resident Elective

Goal 1

Gain experience and competency in managing common pediatric gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional problems. (Competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning improvement, professionalism)

Objectives

At the end of the elective, the resident should be able to:

  • recognize and manage the infant/child with functional constipation/encopresis, gastroesophageal reflux, chronic nonspecific diarrhea (Toddler's diarrhea), and functional abdominal pain.
  • critically assess information to remain up-to-date in the management of these patients.

Goal 2

Interact effectively as a primary care physician with pediatric gastroenterologists. (Competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning improvement)

Objectives

At the end of the elective, the resident should be able to:

  • recognize and initiate the evaluation of more complex GI disorders (malabsorption/chronic diarrhea [celiac disease], inflammatory bowel disease, infant/child with jaundice, hepatitis, malnutrition).
  • recognize the appropriate time for consultation or referral of patients with GI disorders.
  • understand the basic diagnostic tests available for the diagnosis of the patient with gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders.
  • understand the basic concepts of enteral and parenteral nutrition.

Goal 3

Recognize resources available for the care of patients with GI, liver and nutritional disorders. (Competencies: practice-based learning improvement, systems-based practice, interpersonal and communication skills).

Objectives

At the end of the elective the resident should be able to:

  • list the educational and informational resources available to physicians and patients related to specific GI disorders.
  • co-ordinate care with physician extenders.

Average Number of Inpatients/Consults per day: 5-9

Number of Clinics per week: 4 (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday mornings)

Major Activities

  • Daily rounds with the attending physician and follow-up care coordination with physician extenders.
  • Participation in outpatient clinics.
  • See and follow-up of inpatients and consult patients on the floor.
  • Attend endoscopy sessions (Tuesday PM and Friday AM) if interested.

Night & Weekend Call Responsibilities: None related to elective.