Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

Patient Care

  1. The ability to assess the broad range of gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders and to initiate appropriate diagnostic studies and therapy.

  2. The ability to recognize, diagnose and treat all commonly seen liver diseases.

  3. The ability to diagnose and treat common pediatric disorders and to perform standard endoscopic procedures in pediatric patients.

  4. Competence in the evaluation and management of gastrointestinal and liver disorders in older patients.

  5. Proficiency with the techniques of gastrointestinal endoscopy necessary to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal disorders.

  6. Proficiency at performing nutritional assessment and recognize the circumstances in which a formal nutritional assessment is necessary for diagnosis.

  7. The ability to institute enteral nutrition, and parenteral nutrition in order to treat patients with nutritional and feeding disorders.

  8. The ability to participate in a limited scope of care of children with gastrointestinal disorders when, in underserved areas, pediatric gastroenterology consultation is not available.

  9. An ability to recognize, diagnose and treat all types of routinely seen liver diseases.

  10. Proficiency in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, biopsy techniques, polypectomy, variceal hemostasis, non-variceal hemostasis, esophageal dilation, liver biopsy, capsule endoscopy, and diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP.

  11. The ability to appropriately select patients who would benefit from endoscopic ultrasound.

  12. The ability to exercise good judgment in applying diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy to patient care.