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Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Gastroenterology (Minnesota)


This elective introduces students to diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to common gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases in children and adolescents.

Specific goals

  1. Conduct a diagnostic evaluation and initiate a treatment plan for children with gastrointestinal and liver diseases
  2. Gain exposure to special diagnostic procedures in gastroenterology, such as endoscopic procedures, GI motility testing and liver biopsies

Activity outline

This rotation will consist of one to two weeks at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, with the pediatric GI consult service. Medical students are expected to:

  • Under the supervision of the consultant, see patients with gastrointestinal disorders
  • Follow patients and participate in hospital round presentations
  • Attend endoscopic procedures and follow liver and small bowel biopsies through subsequent interpretation
  • Attend pediatric and pediatric GI conferences

While rotating through the pediatric GI outpatient clinic, medical students are expected to:

  • Under the supervision of the consultant, rotate through the general and multisubspecialty GI clinic to see children with gastrointestinal disorders
  • Attend pediatric and pediatric GI conferences
  • Choose a common GI problem to review and present at the end of the rotation

Conference schedule


  • 12:15-1 p.m. — Pediatric GI conference


  • 7-8 a.m. — Pediatric case presentation conference


  • 12:15-1 p.m. — Celiac group meeting


  • 7:45-8:30 a.m. — Liver clinical pathology
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. — Inpatient sign-out conference (while in the hospital)
  • 12:15-1 p.m. — Pediatric conference
  • 12:15-1 p.m. — Gastroenterology and Hepatology Grand Rounds


  • 7:45-8:30 a.m. — Pediatric Grand Rounds
  • 12:15-1 p.m. — Hepatobiliary conference

Method of evaluation

Medical students will be evaluated by the consultant and supporting staff they worked with using the Integrated Scheduling and Evaluation System (ISES). The GI topic presentation will be part of the evaluation. Medical students will be able to evaluate the consultants and fellows they work with in ISES.

  • March 8, 2013
  • ART668007