Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
  •  Recognize typical clinical presentations of various etiologies of abdominal pain (peptic ulcer disease, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction, etc.)
  • Identify and distinguish features of various forms of hepatitis
  • Describe an appropriate evaluation of abnormal liver function tests
  • Define typical and atypical features of gastroesophageal reflux disease and identify complications
  • Describe the evaluation of dysphagia Realize the importance of H. pylori and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in GI pathology
  • Differentiate upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding and describe appropriate management strategies
  • Describe the basic causes of diarrhea and outline an appropriate work-up for both acute and chronic diarrhea
  • Recognize irritable bowel syndrome and outline an appropriately limited work-up
  • Realize the role of endoscopy for both screening and therapeutic purposes
  • Recognize GI manifestations of systemic illness (vasculitis, CREST, neuroendocrine tumors, adrenal insuffiency, diabetes mellitus, etc.)