Welcome to Part 1 of our two part series on the digestive system. The digestive system includes the GI tract and GI organs. The tract starts at the mouth and runs down the esophagus into the stomach, through the small intestine, large intestine, and finally out of the body. The GI organs include the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. In this webinar, we will go through the biology and anatomy of the system. In addition, we will cover topics that the MCAT likes to test about each section of the digestive system, such as bypass surgery, and H.pylori infections in the stomach, as well as the microbiota in the large intestine.
The Digestive System Part 1
At a glance
The digestive system is anatomically dense and knowledge rich. The most important skill here is to apply knowledge points to application style questions that are clinical in nature
Anatomy and function of different sections of the digestive tract
Anatomy and function of digestive organs
Progression of food from the mouth to the anus
Common GI procedures and surgeries
On the MCAT
While the test will not ask high-level anatomy questions that you will learn in med school, be sure to know the system from both a broad systems perspective and a molecular perspective (cell types and secretions)
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