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 54


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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Excellent summary of most GI pathologies, perfect if you want to refresh your memory.
By Ameli A. on 01. August 2022 for Disorders of the Hepatobiliary Tract

4.5/5 Excellent summary of most GI pathologies, perfect if you want to refresh your memory. Great slides and presentations. Concise and to the point. I would have given it a 5 if the slides were complete but that's more of a technical problem. Thanks!

By Dr-Nadeem N. on 23. April 2022 for Disorders of the Hepatobiliary Tract

Excellent but there is missing like your should express pathphysiology of important sign symptoms like why that particular sign is happening in disease then it will be a grear job.

By Raza khan A. on 25. February 2022 for Approach to Patients with GI Symptoms

As a Gestroentrologist, I would like to say it helps to repeat the important points in GI system. Good luck and more success in the future.

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By George H. on 25. November 2021 for Alcohol-induced Liver Disease with Case

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