Date Issued: 06/05/2002
Prior Revision Date: 03/12/2007
Date Reviewed and Revised: 03/02/2009

Gastroenterology Curriculum

Department: Internal Medicine

Faculty Coordinator: Rajeev Jain, M.D.

Hospital: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Periods offered: All

Length: 4 Weeks

Max no. of residents: 2

First Day Contact: Ellen (214) 345-6999

First Day Time: 7:00 a.m.

First Day Place: GI Lab, Main Building-First Floor

Requirements: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Weekends: One weekend a month

  1. Course Description:
  2. Residents will participate in comprehensive subspecialty consultations for inpatients and outpatients with GI and Hepatobiliary disease. In addition, the residents will observe basic and advanced endoscopic procedures.

  3. Course Goals and Objectives: (based on ACGME competencies for resident education.)

Patient Care:

Residents are expected to provide care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the promotion of health, prevention of illness, treatment of disease and at the end of life.


Medical Knowledge:

Residents are expected to demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical and social sciences, and the application of their knowledge to patient care and the education of others.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

Residents are expected to be able to use scientific evidence and methods to investigate, evaluate, and improve patient care practices:


Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

Residents are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable them to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families and other members of health care teams.



Residents are expected to demonstrate behaviors that reflect a commitment to continuous professional development, ethical practice, an understanding and sensitivity to diversity and a responsible attitude toward their patients, their profession, and society.


Systems-Based Practice:

Residents are expected to demonstrate both an understanding of the contexts and systems in which health care is provided, and the ability to apply this knowledge to improve and optimize health care.


III. Methods of instruction:

    1. Didactic (schedule, topic, faculty)
    2. Daily residents conference 12:00-1:00 p.m. - IM Training Room
      Wednesday mornings 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Clinical Ground Rounds - IM Training Room
      Wednesday afternoons 12:15-1:00 p.m. - Internal Medicine Update - Haggar Hall
      Monday evenings 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Hepatopancreaticobiliary Conference - IM Training Room

    3. Clinical

Residents will perform in patient consultations and daily follow-up care. Each afternoon, residents will see outpatients with the attending. All residents should attend daily 12:00 Internal Medicine conference. Internal Medicine conference as well as the Medical Science for Physicians lectures series and Citywide Clinical conference on Thursday afternoons at UT Southwestern. One weekend of call duty is required.