PED 828 Nutrition / Gastroenterology, 4 credits

The objective of this rotation is to provide the student with an opportunity to evaluate gastroenterologic problems in children and adolescents, including specific diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, brush border enzyme deficiencies, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis, neonatal hepatitis and chronic liver disease.

During this time, students will participate in the inpatient and outpatient care of patients followed by the JSMBS Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. The students will have the opportunity to observe diagnostic procedures like liver and jejunal biopsies, colonoscopies and esphagogastroduodenoscopies. The students will be introduced to pediatric problems requiring nutrition support and to the methods of delivering this sort of therapy. Students will participate in the weekly conference schedule including pathology conference, radiology conference and two clinical teaching conferences. They will be exposed to research in the field, to conventional treatment modalities as well as to those on the horizon.

Prerequisite: MS4 or MS3 who has successfully completed PED 700

Modules: A-K  Blocks: 1-4

Number of students: 1

Course Instructors: Osama Almadhoun, MD; Brian Edelstein, MD

Course Coordinator: Sue Quirk