College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Gastroenterology Elective – Riverside Methodist Hospital

Title of Clerkship: Gastroenterology Elective – Riverside Methodist Hospital

Elective Year(s): Fourth-Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Riverside Methodist Hospital

Course Number: MEDI 793

Blocks Available: All

Number of Students/Block: Varies. Apply through VSLO

Faculty: Brett Sleesman, M.D. and other various faculty

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

Educational Course Objectives and Links to EPOs:

  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
  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: There is no night call or weekend responsibilities.

ECC Approved
June 2023

Last Updated: 11/21/23