IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 45MG704 — GASTROENTEROLOGY


This is a one month program that will give the student experience in a range of gastrointestinal diseases. The student will attend rounds and become familiar with indications of various GI procedures, as well as x-ray interpretation. The student will accompany the instructor on inpatient consultations, and as more experience is gained, will be able to present consultations, and then have case discussions about these. The student will also be exposed to hepatology as well as the interpretation of x-rays and lab data appropriate to liver problems. There will also be exposure to esophageal manometry in addition to familiarity with flexible sigmoidoscopy and indications in appropriate use of this.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu)

Director: Omar Nehme, M.D.

Campus: Northwest-Gary

Location: Franciscan St. Anthony Health (Crown Point), Community Hospital (Munster)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Develop a differential diagnosis, diagnostic plan and treatment plan for common chief complaints seen in the outpatient GI clinic and inpatient consultation service (PC2) 2) Describe the indication, risks and benefits of gastroenterology procedures (PC3) 3) Present a verbal history and physical in a concise format (PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH This course may be dropped or added up to the 15th day of the month preceding the elective month. All Northwest electives must go thru the Northwest campus coordinators. Contact Amy Han, PhD (amyhan@iun.edu or 219-980-6561) or Brittany Miller (millerby@iun.edu or 219-980-6525).

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None