Clinical Gastroenterology Elective
Preceptors: Gerald Villanueva, MD, Zoi Gamagaris, MD, Adam Goodman, MD, David Poppers, MD, Renee Williams, MD, Lisa Malter, MD, Lee Ann Chan, MD, Michael Poles, MD, Ilseung Cho, MD, Morris Traube, MD, Abe Khan, MD.
Course Code: 04-12
Telephone: (212) 562-3778
Prerequisites: 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
- Students will work directly with the fellows, seeing patients and writing consultations.
- Observe daily scheduled and emergency endoscopies, ERCPs, and liver biopsies.
- Present cases on rounds.
- Participate in conferences.
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
Months Offered: All year
Report To: 8 AM, 10N1 Bellevue Hospital GI Suite
Contact: Zoi Gamagaris, MD tel: 562-3778
Students Per Period: 3 at Bellevue 3 at the VA—total of 6 students
Duration: Four Weeks