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Department: MEPED-Pediatrics
Course: 524-Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

Course Director: Kristin L. Whitfield Van Buren, M.D.
Course Faculty: Kristin L. Whitfield Van Buren, M.D.
Elective Location: TCH
Elective Offered Terms:
Months: 1A,1B,1C,2A,2B,2C,3A,3B,3C,4A,4B,4C
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Elective Type: Clinical
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Pediatrics
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 5 days/wk; 8 hrs/day Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: No Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: No Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
This four-week clerkship in pediatric gastroenterology offers practical experiences in the clinical diagnosis, documentation, and management of pediatric patients with nutritional, gastrointestinal, and hepatic problems.
Learning Activities
The student is responsible for assisting in the clinical work up and management of patients admitted to the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition service in the pediatric ward and clinic of Texas Children's Hospital. Other experiences include observation and assistance in techniques such as intestinal endoscopies and manometry of the GI tract. The students are required to participate in teaching rounds and section conferences.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Clinical Care Center 10th Floor Suite D.1010.00
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Carmen Nickerson
Contact Phone: 832-822-4703
Contact Fax: 832-825-3633
Contact Location: Texas Children's Hospital Clinical Care Center

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