Gain in-depth knowledge of a broad spectrum of acute and chronic gastroenterology problems in children and adolescents.

Under the supervision of faculty attending pediatric gastroenterologists and fellows, you will have have clinical experiences nearly equally divided between outpatient gastroenterology clinics and inpatient direct or consultative care.  

At the conclusion of this rotation, you are expected to have in-depth knowledge of appropriate diagnosis and management of common gastroenterological conditions, when to refer, interpretation of laboratory and imaging results concerning the GI tract, liver and pancreas, as well as details about commonly deployed therapies and GI medications.

Exposure to Variety of Clinical Experiences

In the outpatient gastroenterology clinic, you will see new consults, follow-up visits, or patients returning for chronic gastroenterological disease management. Cases are presented and reviewed with a pediatric gastroenterologist, and a care plan is formulated and reviewed with each patient or parent.   

Hospitalized patients, including consults, are seen first by the resident trainees along with the pediatric GI fellows, with subsequent full review and discussion taking place under the supervision of a pediatric gastroenterologist.

Opportunities to observe and participate in specialty procedures such as endoscopy and colonoscopy are also scheduled as part of the resident experience. Didactic components specific to gastroenterology are held weekly.

Conditions Seen

During the course of this rotation, you will be expected to gain experience in diagnosis and treatment of a multitude of acute and chronic pediatric gastroenterological entities including:

  • failure to thrive and weight loss
  • nutritional support
  • unexplained vomiting
  • dysphagia
  • diarrhea
  • constipation and encoporesis
  • jaundice
  • GI blood loss
  • abdominal pain and distention
  • organomegaly
  • eating disorders
  • inflammatory bowel diseases
  • celiac disease
  • liver diseases
  • pancreatic problems
  • nutritional deficiencies


Typically, 3 to 6 patients each half day.

Years Taken

  • PGY-2, PGY-3 or PGY-4

Length of Rotation

4 weeks

Clinical Site