newark general surgery

Inpatient/outpatient externship in general surgery

Specialty: General Surgery

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 172


Where will the rotation take place: The combined inpatient and outpatient hands-on experience will take place in Newark, New Jersey (approximately 10 miles north of downtown Newark). Please note that the hospital and clinic are approximately 10 miles apart; students will be responsible for arranging their own transportation.

Hours: Monday - Friday 7 AM to 5 PM (approximately 40 hours per week)

What you will do: This is an inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified general surgeon who has been in practice for several decades. This preceptor is a distinguished surgeon known for excellence in patient care, teaching, and leadership. The physician has been a founding member of nearly one dozen general surgery residency programs and has served as program director in the past. The attending is currently Professor of Surgery at Hackensack Meridien School of Medicine and has served as Chief or Chairman of the Department of Surgery at multiple institutions. He is on staff at multiple hospitals including Englewood Hospital, Holy Name Medical Center, and Hudson Regional Hospital.

During this rotation, you will split your time between the preceptor's clinic and operating room. Of note, the attending physician has cases in the operating room on most days. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care in the clinic (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; it is a hands-on clinical experience):


  • You will take patient histories.

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter notes in the medical record.

  • You will scrub in and observe surgeries in the operating room.

  • You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will have opportunities to educate other team members.

  • You will work with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

There may be opportunities to attend Grand Rounds.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance.

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in surgery.​​

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. 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.



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Last updated: January 10, 2020


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