los angeles gastronterology

inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXperience IN gastroenterology

Specialty: Gastroenterology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 104


Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient rotation will take place in Los Angeles. 


Hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He has over 15 years of experience in the evaluation and management of a wide range of digestive disorders, and is known for his caring personality. He holds hospital privileges at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange and Hoag Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 

He stays current with the latest technological advances in gastroenterology, and utilizes these techniques for optimal diagnosis and treatment. You will see patients in his office, at St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, and several surgery centers. You will spend 5-10 hours per week in the hospital. He also oversees a medical weight loss program which learners can observe. 

He believes in keeping his learners engaged and active. In this rotation, you will:

  • See patients with the preceptor at his office

  • Accompany the preceptor to St. Joseph Hospital of Orange to perform new patient consultations and follow-up old patients.

  • Observe GI procedures, including EGD, colonoscopy, and ERCP

  • Help the physician write progress and procedure notes

  • Review important GI articles and present these articles to the preceptor 2-3/week

  • You will work with other healthcare professionals, including nurse practitioners, GI nurses, and preoperative and postoperative nurses

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 


Although this position is largely clinical, there may be opportunities to work on projects in the preceptor's office. The availability of these projects is at the preceptor's discretion.

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful. 


​Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter.

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


"Wonderful rotation. The doctor is an excellent physician and preceptor. He is professional, caring, and passionate about patient care. I learned a lot and highly recommend rotating with him. He welcomes questions and takes his time to teach and explain different GI topics."

Salar (MD2B Connect Client)

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PO Box 701344

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Last updated: January 10, 2020


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