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Gastroenterology Elective at LIJMC

Course Director:

Simmy Bank, MD
Professor of Medicine

A four-week elective in Gastroenterology is offered at LIJ. The student will be exposed to multiple gastroenterology procedures including upper and lower endoscopy, percutaneous gastrostomy tube (PEG) insertions, liver biopsy, ERCP, as well as other procedures. The student will also consult on patients with the full spectrum of GI pathology. Ongoing subspecialty combined conferences with Pathology and Radiology are offered. Students will also rotate through the out-patient GI Hepathology clinics at LIJ and Queens Hospital Center. Close supervision will be provided by the GI Fellows, full time and private attendings. Students will prepare and participate in discussions on key publications and presentations at Grand Rounds. A folder of required reading on the various organs in the GI tract will be available.

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