PacMed Gastroenterology Clinic
Clinic phone: (206) 505-1297
Clinic available for this elective:
Offered to 1 PCIP R2 2/month block
There is a pre-clinic conference, given by each of the attendings, the fellow and the residents. In a 2 month rotation the resident would have one conference to present, topic of his/her choice.
The resident can expect to see 5-6 patients/session, usually 3 new and the others returning visits. There is a variety of pathology, including reflux disease, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, colon cancer screening, irritable bowel disease, inflammatory bowel, abnormal LFTs, blood in the stool, hepatitis C and B, and motility disorders, such as gastroparesis. There are 2-3 attendings in clinic and the resident will get patients from the attending's schedules. The attendings endeavor to pick the more interesting cases for the residents. The resident evaluates the patient, presents to the attending from whose schedule the patient was selected and formulates a plan of care. The resident will see the patient on follow up.