The field of gastroenterology covers diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small and large bowel, pancreas, and liver and biliary system. The diseases that affect these organs range from infections to autoimmune disorders, and treatment often requires a multidisciplinary team of clinicians including gastroenterologists and surgeons.
This rotation guide reviews the following gastrointestinal (GI) conditions that you will encounter on inpatient wards:
Useful links for gastroenterology and hepatology guidelines:
For advice on how to call a surgical consult, click here.
For a brief history of gastroenterology, click here.
If you are interested in a career in gastroenterology, go to Next Steps for information about professional societies, meetings, and further reading.
Rotation Prep was developed by a collaborative team of experts, educators, fellows, and residents including Andrea Merrill, MD (NEJM Fellow); Rebecca Berger, 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.
Last Updated: May 2017