The field of gastroenterology covers many organs in the body. The diseases that affect these organs range from infectious to autoimmune disorders, and treatment often requires a multidisciplinary team of clinicians.
This rotation guide reviews the following gastrointestinal (GI) conditions that you will encounter on inpatient wards:
We have elected not to cover novel therapy for hepatitis C because you will see it more often in the outpatient setting and because treatment is constantly changing as a result of rapid development and approval of new drug therapies.
Find advice on how to call a surgical consult, click here.
Find a brief history of gastroenterology, click here.
Rotation Prep was developed by a collaborative team of experts, educators, fellows, and residents including Andrea Merrill, MD (NEJM Fellow); Alex Djuricich, MD (NEJM Education Editor); Elliot Tapper, MD; Alison Goldin, MD; Christopher Huang, MD; and Alan Bonder, MD. The content was reviewed by J. Thomas LaMont, MD.