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Integrated Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems

The year-two MD Program curriculum at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison includes a course called Integrated Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems.


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Integrated Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems



Year 2 Semester 2

Director 1


Terrence Frick, MD


Director 2


Alexandru Musat, MD




Overarching Course Goals for Integrated Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems

  • Construct an integrated knowledge of normal digestive tract structure and function incorporating the increased granularity of information provided by working with the clinical faculty.

  • Solve fundamental clinical problems in gastrointestinal and liver diseases by applying basic knowledge of disease mechanisms, diagnostic tools and algorithms, and therapeutic modalities.

  • Identify gastrointestinal and hepatic disorders that are amenable to public health based prevention and screening.

  • Differentiate between individual patient and public health management of health problems such as celiac disease, esophageal cancer/Barrett’s esophagus, hepatitis C, colorectal cancer, etc.

  • Recognize that interprofessional skills and teamwork are a core value in the care of GI and liver patients.

  • Demonstrate leadership and team member skills to solve clinical problem exercises.

  • Demonstrate compassion and sensitivity to patient’s culture, values, belief system, age, gender and disabilities when participating in the patient encounter sessions.

  • Assess the impact of lifestyle, environment and culture on the development of digestive tract disorders in the context of the individual and populations including epidemiology, significant statistical facts and public health issues.

  • Construct evidence-based community engagement strategies when working on the colorectal cancer screening and awareness programs in community events, through media outreach and online campaigns.


Integrated Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems

Last updated: 06/13/2016
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