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Medical Student Elective

Goals & Activities


  • Learn to evaluate pediatric patients in clinics (involves taking history, physical examination, considering a differential diagnosis and management plan).
  • Learn about common pediatric gastrointestinal problems such as gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, abdominal pain, jaundice.
  • Learn about inpatient management of children with gastrointestinal disease.

Number of Clinics Per Week: 4 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings).

Major Activities

  • Daily inpatient rounds with fellow and attending physician.
  • Participation in outpatient clinics.
  • Attend endoscopy sessions.
  • Attend departmental morning and noon conferences, and division conference (Monday 2-4 PM).
  • Complete suggested reading of enclosed articles and GI topics in Clerkship book.

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