Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy

Sites: BWH
Director(s): Erik Alexander, Molly Perencevich
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month
Location: BWH - Brigham and Women's Hospital (23)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: Students will become familiar with the pathophysiology, diagnosis, application of endoscopic procedures (diagnostic and interventional) and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary system, and pancreas. As an integral member of the patient care team, students will evaluate patients with a wide range of disorders on the hospital-based consult service and in ambulatory clinic, and will be exposed to a wide range of endoscopic procedures. The consult service is comprised of 3 fellows each month and an attending who rotates each week. Students will be encouraged to consider the pathophysiology, basic/clinical research, and evidence-based guidelines informing the care of GI and hepatology patients. In addition to patient care, students will attend and participate in multiple conferences with GI fellows and faculty, including teaching on core topics (didactic and case-based), research seminars, journal club, and multidisciplinary subspecialty conferences (in hepatology, IBD, motility, pancreas, etc.) with radiology and pathology review.