Getting Ready

Boise, ID - PEDS 640P

Getting Ready for your Boise Elective Rotation

The Pediatric WWAMI Medical Student Program will contact you via email approximately 5-6 weeks prior to the start of your elective. There are things you need to do so that you ensure that you will start your rotation on time.

St. Luke's Hospital Credentialing Requirements


To find out where to meet and start your first day, please contact Dr. Tyler Burpee at or by phone at 208-381-7310.

Inpatient Rounding and consultations

Students will follow the patients admitted to the GI service. Additionally, they should perform new inpatient GI consultations as available (2-3 each week). A complete work up should include a full history and physical exam, review of pertinent x-rays and lab data, formulation of a differential diagnosis and recommendations as to further workup and treatment. Directed reading of pertinent literature should be done prior to presenting to the attending, if time permits. The student should see the patient she/he follows daily and write follow-up notes when further input from the service is appropriate.

Outpatient clinic

Monday through Thursday, 9:00-4:30. Friday 9:00-2:00. The student will be assigned to work with one primary attending each specific day. The goal will be for the student to see 2 new patients per half day session. Interesting follow-up patients, especially ones previously evaluated by the student, can be seen as well. As inpatient admissions or consultations arise, the clinic schedule can be altered.


Students will work with the attending on service to observe endoscopic procedures, including: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement.


The student will have no night or weekend responsibilities.


A collection of pertinent review articles on a variety of pediatric gastroenterology subjects will be emailed to the student upon scheduling of the elective.

Additionally, pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition textbooks are available in the clinic/office for students to use. These include:

  1. Walker's Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disease, latest edition.
  2. Duggan, Watkins, and Walker. Nutrition in Pediatrics, latest edition.
  3. Suchy, Sokol, Balistreri. Liver Disease in Children, latest edition.


Medical students will give a short presentation (approximately 10 minutes) on a topic of their choice, usually centering on an interesting patient.