Clinical Nutrition (M-125)


This elective provides an opportunity for students to join with attending physicians, fellows, residents, dietitians, nurses, and pharmacists in a very active consultative service encompassing various aspects of clinical nutrition, with emphasis on total parenteral nutrition, tubefeeding, and problems in malabsorption and malnutrition.

A multidisciplinary team approach is utilized within a centralized clinical nutrition team. Approximately 15 new patients per week are seen in consultation with a total daily follow-up of 40 to 50 in all departments. Daily rounds are made with the clinical nutrition team, and there are frequent conferences and a journal club. There is a weekly clinic at which the majority of patients seen have malnutrition and malabsorption and where patients on home TPN are followed.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations



One module

Students per Module

Maximum of 1

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

A (July 5 - July 29) (Closed to international students)
C (August 29 – September 23 (Closed to international students)
D (September 26 - October 21)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)