The second integration seminar was held on November 10, 2017 and was a successful, concerted effort by a group of selected students from MD 1 to MD5 in presenting a common and often disconcerting condition of peptic ulcer disease (PUD). The session opened with a brief overview of PUD by the MD 5 student coordinator, Mohammad Khizar. The anatomy, histology, and epidemiologic aspects of the disease were presented by MD 1 students Stephanie Kalu, Anil Gorantla, and Raghav Yarra respectively. MD 2 student Pooja Premchandra tackled Physiology of the stomach and duodenum. This was followed by biochemical discussion of the mechanism of stomach acid secretion and its regulation by Mohammad Akram. MD3 student Miriam, further illuminated the microbiological aspects of PUD by discussing the effects of H. pylori in the gastric mucosa. Pathology was reviewed by MD 4 student Charisma, and treatment modalities currently in use was elucidated by her colleague Gijo. MD 4 student Shalini Boya talked about clinical presentations of PUD patients and some diagnostic techniques were discussed. MD 5 student Vinay then discussed surgical aspects of complicated peptic ulcer disease and the session ended with the student coordinator Mr. Khizar wrapping up the very informative session on peptic ulcer disease, with clinical case scenarios with questions and the most appropriate answers for each.
This second integration seminar was coordinated and supervised by Drs. Kumari, Patra and Ms. Sylvia Santos. We look forward to the last integration seminar for this Fall 2017 semester later this month.