Learn about the common problems encountered in diagnosing and managing diseases in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.
You will perform histories and physicals on patients on whom the gastroenterology service at your hospital is consulted, present those patients to the attending and maintain new and follow-up consult notes.
You will provide differential diagnoses for a variety of conditions, with particular emphasis on identifying conditions that are immediately life-threatening or which require immediate intervention.
You will not be required to perform procedures, but will be encouraged to observe procedures performed on the patients you follow.
You will learn to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge to patient care including but not limited to:
The team consists of a gastroenterology fellow, one or more medicine residents, and at times, fourth-year medical students, all of whom are supervised by a gastroenterology attending.
You will be expected to attend didactic in-house lectures which take place from 4 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in Room 803C at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.