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gastroenterology

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Kevo, Aug 3, 2001.

  1. Kevo

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    what is the scoop on this subspecialty of internal medicine? patient population? procedures done? where is most time spent (hospital, office, etc)? working hours? compensation? anything else you might like to add would nbe appreciated.
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  3. AJM

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    I think Future GI Guy will be the best one to answer your questions. GI is a very procedural field -- they do a lot of upper endoscopies, colonoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, etc. It's largely outpatient-based, but there is a pretty big inpatient component to it as well. Your patient population depends on what you choose to specialize in GI. For example, if you're a liver specialist, you will have a ton of cirrhosis patients, and will probably spend more time in the inpatient setting.

    They often work a lot of hours -- especially since the demand for colonoscopies has been greatly increasing. But because they tend to do a lot of procedures, they also get compensated more than many other fields in Internal Medicine.

    Now we'll just wait for GI Guy to fill in the details... :)
     
  4. MSU2004

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    I'd be interested in hearing how competitive such a fellowship is to get.

    Thanks,

    MSU2004
     
  5. Winged Scapula

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    I'll move this over to The Rotations and Residency Forum for ya. :D
     

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