PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed M3 Medicine or Surgery Core Clerkship

PURPOSE: The student is expected to write a complete consultation, learn the indication and contraindication of diagnostic tests and therapeutic procedures, and present the patient to the resident and attending physicians.

COMPETENCIES: Diagnosis of common and occasional uncommon GI problems. Diagnosis and evaluation of abdominal pain, management of GI bleeding, familiarity with imaging and GI disorders.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : Twenty to thirty patients with a variety of gastrointestinal and liver diseases are seen in consultation each week. The student will participate in an active endoscopy service. The student will see 5-10 new patients per week in the inpatient service. Student/resident rounds start at 0730. Attending rounds start at 0800. Reading assignments and lectures will be part of the rotation. Daily conferences held at noon; Grand rounds once per week. The student will spend one or two afternoons a week at the Parkside Professional Building where outpatients with a variety of GI diseases are managed. The student and supervising physician will see 4- 8 outpatients in the office. Students will actively participate in medical decision making.
   
ASSESSMENT: Feedback will be given by the attending on a case-by-case basis. The student will be evaluated at the midpoint of the rotation. Oral and written evaluation will be provided at the end of the rotation. The student is expected to provide feedback regarding his/her experience.

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION:

Program Number: ELEC 614
Location: ALGH
Coordinator:
Tara Murphy; tara.murphy@advocatehealth.com
Telephone: 847-723-6479
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No

Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 3
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 4-7
Laboratory/Independent Study: Varies
Outpatient: 3-6
Inpatient: 29-31
Total Hours /Week: 40

Reporting Instructions:

All M3s and M4s report to the Medical Student Office on their first day. M3s and M4s report on Monday (M3s at 8:00 AM) and (M4s at 8:30 AM). Reporting instructions will be emailed to the student the week prior to the start date.

Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.

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Note: Clinical electives at Advocate hospitals (ACMC, AIMMC, ALGH) are only available to students from LCME and AOA accredited institutions