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Medical Student Electives
in Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Medical students may do electives in Gastroenterology and/or Hepatology. These electives are open to Jefferson students and non-Jefferson students as a visiting clerkship.

The Sidney Kimmel Medical College official course designations are:

MED 478 Hepatology - Course Description
Students are involved in the care of patients with a wide variety of liver disorders including viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, cholestatic liver diseases and metabolic liver diseases. By participating in daily hospital rounds on the busy hepatology service, students will be exposed to the diagnosis and management of chronic liver disease and liver transplantation. Students will also attend outpatient clinics and conferences dealing with transplantation evaluation and listing, immunosuppression, interpretation of liver biopsies and management of non-transplantation aspects of hepatology.

MED 479 Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Course Description
This externship provides clinical experience with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver, including indications for endoscopic and other diagnostic procedures and observer participation in these procedures. Students will be members of one of three dedicated inpatient gastroenterology services and will participate in rounds, conferences, and seminars. Students will work closely with the Gastroenterology faculty in both the inpatient and outpatient settings during this clinical rotation. The busy consultative services see a variety of acute and chronic GI problems such as gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal malignancies and pancreaticobiliary disease. Office hours with a faculty member allows a different perspective on the spectrum of digestive disorders.

Medical Resident Electives in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Elective rotations in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Research are also available through the division for Jefferson or visiting internal medicine residents.

For more information on student or resident electives, please contact Nicole Eppright, administrative assistant to Dr. DiMarino, at 215-955-3867, or email her at


Gregory Kane, MD
Professor & Chair
Vice Chair, Education
Department of Medicine


Gretchen Diemer, MD
Residency Program Director

Department of Medicine
834 Walnut Street, #650
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 955-5181

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