Program Coordinator: Fernando Castro, MD
Duration: 4 weeks
Availability: Year round
No. of Students: 1


Completion of all core clerkships. Open to senior medical students.


To provide medical students with a meaningful experience in diagnosing and treating common and unusual gastroenterology problems.


Students rotate in the inpatient and outpatient service under the supervision of gastroenterology fellows and staff at Cleveland Clinic Florida. In the outpatient clinics, they will assist with patient evaluations in a supervised fashion formulating their assessment and management plan. In the hospital service, students are responsible for the care of patients who they see under the direct supervision of their staff physician and fellow. Rotation time is usually evenly split between the inpatient and outpatient areas. In addition, students may observe endoscopic procedures on their assigned staff member’s days. Students are not expected to take night or weekend call.

Students are expected to attend didactic conferences of the gastroenterology department that take place Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m. Student presentations during these conferences are optional.


Evaluations will be distributed by the MSE department to the preceptor at the end of the rotation.