College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Gastroenterology Elective – ProMedica (4 week)

Title of Clerkship: Gastroenterology Elective – ProMedica

Elective Year(s): Fourth-Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Digestive Healthcare Consultants of Northwest Ohio, 3439 Granite Circle, Toledo, Ohio 43614; ProMedica Toledo Hospital, 2121 Hughes Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43606

Course Number: MEDI 794

Blocks Available: All with the exception of July and August

Number of Students/Block: 1

Faculty: Michael H. Basista, M.D., Kurt R. Bernsdorff M.D., Thomas J. Colturi M.D., Mark D. Gretsinger M.D., Nasser Hajar M.D., Muhannad Heif M.D., Kevin K. Koffel M.D., Gregory R. Slee M.D.

Elective Description/Requirements: This course provides a focused opportunity for the senior student to study gastroenterologic
and hepatologic diseases in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Length of Clerkship: 4 weeks

Links to Core Competencies/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of this elective, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to discuss the differential diagnosis of common gastroenterologic/hepatologic problems such as GI bleeding, abdominal pain, diarrhea, jaundice, and hepatitis. (EPOs: MK-4, PC-1, PC-6, PC-7)
  2. Propose an efficient course of evaluation of the differential and interpret the results of the evaluation. (EPOs: PC-6, PC-7)
  3. Show sensitivity to the patient’s concerns regarding the illness and also respect for the role of the referring primary service in the patient’s care. (EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, IPC-3)

Professionalism: UT/COM students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Program Objectives and the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Small Group – clinical skills
  2. Interpretation of lab data
  3. Diagnostic tests – use/interpretation
  4. Lecture/media
  5. Independent study
  6. Inpatient rounds
  7. Outpatient rounds

Evaluation Methods:

  1. Attendance
  2. Case presentation, optional
  3. Case write-ups, optional
  4. Faculty/resident observation
  5. Narrative

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Internal Medicine Clerkship

Clerkship Director: Mani Askari, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Dawn Jagodzinski; Mackenzie McNair
Phone Number: 419-383-5022

Special Requirements: Students will have weekend responsibilities. There is NO night call.

ECC Approved
June 2023

Last Updated: 11/21/23