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Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s gastroenterology elective in Danville, Pa., introduces medical students to the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology in a way that’s exciting and educational. You’ll complete this rotation with an understanding of what inpatient gastroenterology encompasses and how it fits into internal medicine. During the rotation, you’ll interact with other services, such as general surgery, internal medicine and the intensive care unit. 

All staff members have broad training and are board certified in gastroenterology. Several have special interests including nutritional support, evaluation and treatment of malnutrition, and evaluation for morbid obesity and bariatric surgery

Goals and objectives

  • Work on the inpatient gastroenterology and/or hepatology consult services consisting of fellows and/or residents. 
  • See new consults and follow-ups independently, then present on rounds, write notes and watch endoscopies. 
  • Learn about common gastroenterology pathologies including, but not limited to, clinical presentation, diagnostic workup and management of upper GI bleed, lower GI bleed, diverticulitis, diarrhea, choledocholithiasis, achalasia, dysphagia, pancreatitis and gastroparesis.  
  • Solidify the learning experience by presenting weekly chalk talks. 
  • Attend weekly didactics.

Apply now

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Acceptance into the elective is by application only.

All applications must be submitted through Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO®).

Contact us

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Stacey Fenstermacher 
Clinical Campus Coordinator 
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