by Kelley Chuang, MD

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the study, diagnosis, and management of conditions affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, and annexed glands (pancreas, gallbladder and biliary ducts, and liver).

For this course, the medical student should be familiar with the anatomy, embryology, and physiology of the GI tract; and the basics of inflammation and pathophysiology of neoplastic growth. Broadly speaking, pathologies of the GI tract can be grouped into one of three categories: inflammatory and infectious, congenital, and neoplastic. Each category is more prevalent in different age groups owing to their pathophysiology. For example, congenital abnormalities are common in newborns and children, whereas neoplastic conditions are more frequent in individuals > 50 years of age.

GI symptoms are among the most common complaints in the ER and outpatient care settings for both children and adults alike. A competent physician should be aware of the most prevalent GI illnesses in their area of practice. Moreover, they should be able to differentiate between conditions that constitute an emergency and those that can be managed in an outpatient setting.

Course Details

  • Videos 67
  • Duration 5:15 h
  • Quiz questions 154
  • Concept Pages 80


Your Educators of course Gastroenterology

 Kelley Chuang, MD

Kelley Chuang, MD

Dr. Kelley Chuang is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, and works as a hospitalist at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
She obtained her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed a chief residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Chuang also holds a Master's Degree in Teaching and combines her interests in medicine and teaching as a medical educator.
Within Lecturio, she teaches courses on Gastroenterology.

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Useful for my IM rotations!
By Emmanuel G. on 10. April 2023 for Diverticulitis with Case

I would recommend to others in the workup of diverticulitis

Wonderful presentation of SBP!
By Emmanuel G. on 08. April 2023 for Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis (SBP) with Case

Easy to understand, straight-to-the-point lecture! I wished I had seen this when I was doing my IM rotation.

Gastroparesia con caso
By Hilda Maria P. on 26. February 2023 for Gastroparesis with Case

Muy clara exposición y muy práctica. Sinceramente gracias. En general todas las clases de la profesora son muy buenas.

An excellent course within the constraints of the format.
By Arnold C. on 10. February 2023 for Disorders of the Hepatobiliary Tract

I am a professor of medicine and have used Lecturio to review areas outside of my expertise and see how others judge the depth and breadth of material felt appropriate for medical students that I do teach. My concerns are occasional factual errors and slightly misleading or unexplained visuals. However, the presentations are, overall, of high quality and very well delivered. Making more basic science-clinical science correlations and explanations would be great but also very difficult in this format. The case based presentations are well done. For students using this as a main resource, they should be sure to use the provided textbook recommendations and answer all the questions provided, not just those in the lectures. That would deal with all my minor concerns. Medicine cannot be learned with just a series of 5 minute lectures, no matter excellent they are.