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tele-rotation in Gastroenterology

Specialty: Gastroenterology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 56

Where will this rotation take place: This is a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. Therefore, you can take part in this rotation from anywhere in the world. Please note that this tele-rotation is not currently available. 


Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM (U.S. Central Standard Time)

Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.


What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified gastroenterologist. He is actively involved in the education of internal medicine residents at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He holds hospital appointments at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital. 


You will see patients via Zoom together with the attending. The attending will lead the patient encounter but there may be opportunities to ask patients questions at the end of the encounter. At times, you will be asked to present patients and cases to the attending and this will help you sharpen your communication skills. 


You will also be expected to  deliver topic presentations. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in gastroenterology. Those seeking to pursue a career in family medicine, internal medicine, or general surgery will also find this experience useful as GI problems are common in these specialties. 


How to obtain a letter of recommendation: The rotator should ask the preceptor for a LOR near the conclusion of the rotation. Dr. Desai has provided the physician with guidelines about best practices in letter writing that meet residency program requirements. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft. 

During the rotation: Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Roy Ziegelstein (Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Former Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) about How to Match Successfully in Internal Medicine

Read and listen to our transcribed podcast about How to Succeed in Your Tele Rotation



"The doctor is very approachable. I felt welcomed and the whole rotation was very pleasant. He has given me a lot of opportunities to learn. I participate in seeing patients, reading their notes, and also attend many different kinds of meetings. He has given me opportunities to present cases, which is also very helpful."

To start, schedule a free rotation discussion with Dr. Desai and his team