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Department of Medicine Elective Catalog Clinical Gastroenterology Elective

Clinical Gastroenterology Elective

Preceptors: Gerald Villanueva, MD, Melissa Magrath, MD, Zoi Gamagaris, MD, Renee Williams, MD, Lisa Malter, MD, Rabia De Latour, MD, Ashley Vareedayah, MD, Michael Poles, MD, PhD, Michelle Lee, MD, Melissa Latorre, MD, Scott Smukalla, MD, Andrew Dikman, MD
Course Code: 04-12
Telephone: 212-562-3778

Prerequisite: Any One Core Clerkship


An elective in clinical Gastroenterology is offered to fourth year students. Each student will rotate through Bellevue hospital and the Manhattan VA and NYU Medical Center. They will work directly with a Gastroenterology fellow. Experience will be directed towards the following: (1) consultations, (2) rounding with Gastroenterology attendings, (3) attendance at endoscopy sessions, (4) weekly conferences, and (5) participation in G.I. Clinic.

Objectives of the Elective

To gain an overview of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver, including pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management. Students will also become familiar with endoscopy and its indications as a major diagnostic and therapeutic modality in the field of medicine.

Key Responsibilities of the Student While on Elective

  1. Students will work directly with the fellows, seeing patients and writing consultations.
  2. Observe daily scheduled and emergency endoscopies.
  3. Present cases on rounds.
  4. Participate in conferences.

Didactic Program

There are no conferences directed at students, but students are included in all activities of the GI section. Students participate in inpatient consultations, weekly GI clinics, attending rounds, pathology and daily GI conferences.

Method of Evaluation

The fellows and the attendings on service, with comments, evaluate students. Grading is Pass/Fail.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: 4-week rotation: All year. 2-week rotation: 2 weeks in March, May, August and October
Report To: 8 AM, 10N1 Bellevue Hospital GI Suite
Contact: Melissa Magrath, MD,, Megan Messina,
Students Per Period: 3 students: 2 students at Bellevue/Manhattan VA and 2 at NYU Langone Medical Center
Duration: Two or Four Weeks