The Gastrointestinal-metabolism-diabetes-obesity block seeks to provide second year medical students with the fundamentals of gastrointestinal physiology, proceeding to common GI disorders and their treatment, including GI, hepatic and pancreatic tumors. Key aspects of carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism will be presented, again progressing to disorders, especially diabetes and other morbidities related to obesity. Finally, current topics in human nutrition will be addressed, culminating in a discussion of recommendations for a healthy lifestyle. Class Notes: **Course Requisites: Phoenix medical students only.
Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018