College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Gastroenterology Elective – Sandusky AHEC (2 Weeks)

Title of Clerkship: Gastroenterology Elective – Sandusky AHEC (4 Weeks)

Elective Year(s): Fourth-Year Elective

Department: Internal Medicine

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: Sandusky, Ohio

Course Number: MEDI 749

Blocks Available: All, when preceptors are available

Number of Students/Block: 1

Faculty: Various Preceptors

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: 2 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-3, PC-2, PC-7, PC-8
  2. Propose an efficient course of evaluation of the differential and interpret the results of the evaluation. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8 
  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.

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
  4. Faculty/resident observation
  5. Narrative

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Internal Medicine Clerkship

Clerkship Director: Christopher Lynn, M.D.

Clerkship Coordinator: Dawn Jagodzinski
Phone Number: 419-383-5022

AHEC Office Contact: Sophie Alrdich
Phone Number: 1-419-359-5877

Special Requirements: None

Last Updated: 2/20/23