Course Catalog

PEDS 308A. Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Clerkship (LPCH)

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Department
Pediatrics
Courses      Clerkships


Description
Provides students with both inpatient and extensive outpatient experience in the management of a variety of acute and chronic diseases of the intestinal tract and liver. In addition, students are taught the importance of nutrition intervention in these disorders. The GI Service works closely with Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Surgery, the Pediatric Liver and Small Bowel Transplant Service, and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s pediatric nutritionists. Daily inpatient rounds can be made with the attending, fellow, and pediatric housestaff. Nutrition Support Team rounds are held weekly. Clinical teaching conferences are held weekly. A joint Pediatric G-I/Pediatric Surgery/Pediatric Radiology Conference and joint Pediatric G-I/Pathology Conference are held monthly. Opportunities exist to observe GI procedures (e.g., upper endoscopy, colonoscopy). Clinics are held eight half-days per week. Students evaluate patients in clinic where they will spend the majority of their time and present to one of the clinic attendings. Students also see new inpatient consults and present to the attending and fellow.

Prerequisites
Pediatrics 300A and consent of Dr. Kerner.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: 750 Welch Rd., Suite 116 (call Dr. Kerner one month prior to confirm clerkship availability); Time: 8:00 AM on first day of clerkship (almost always will be a Monday).

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

Director:
John Kerner, M.D.

Other Faculty
D. Bass, K. Cox, W. Berquist, E. Sibley, M. Hurwitz, N. Khavari, and K.T. Park, A. Yeh, J. Burgis, R. Bensen.

Coordinator
Megan Christofferson (650-725-9813), 750 Welch Road, Suite 116.


 

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