raleigh-durham gastroenterology

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We have multiple gastroenterology rotations in Raleigh-Durham.

Please click on your rotation of interest below to learn more about the rotation

 

raleigh-durham GASTroenterology #1

OUTPATIENT US clinical experience 
IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

Specialty: Gastroenterology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 76

 

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

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 physician who is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is on staff at the following hospitals: Duke Health Raleigh, Wake Med, UNC Rex, and Johnston Memorial Hospital. He has been involved in the education of internal medicine residents in the past. 

The practice will expose rotators to the full breadth of problems encountered in outpatient gastroenterology. Among the procedures performed by the physicians in this group include screening and diagnostic colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, and small bowel capsule studies. You will have opportunities to evaluate patients and observe procedures. 

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After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:​

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  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic progress notes.

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Educating patients.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Although this position is largely clinical, there may be opportunities to take part in projects to improve the practice. Examples include creating patient care handouts or informational pages for the practice website. Such opportunities, if available, will be presented to the rotator but at the preceptor's discretion. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in internal medicine or gastroenterology. IMGs seeking a career in family medicine will also find this rotation useful as gastroenterology problems are commonly encountered in primary care. 

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

raleigh-durham gastroenterology #2

 

TESTIMONIALS

Ola

"It is a memorable experience. The doctor is a great mentor. He is very supportive and understanding person. He always asks for a feedback and tips to improve the educational process in the rotation. At the same time, he has been continuously giving me feedback about my performance which has helped me improving my skills and confidence."

outpatient US clinical experience
in
Gastroenterology

Specialty: Gastroenterology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 61

 

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Greensboro, North Carolina (approximately 1 hour from Raleigh).

Hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM (office on Monday and Wednesday; endoscopy on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)

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 physician who is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He is on staff at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital.  He is actively involved in the education of internal medicine residents, and lectures to trainees regularly. 

 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:​

​​​

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic progress notes.

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Educating patients.

  • Observing GI procedures.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Although this position is largely clinical, there may be opportunities to take part in projects to improve the practice. Examples include creating patient care handouts or informational pages for the practice website, and participating in ongoing research projects. Such opportunities, if available, will be presented to the rotator but at the preceptor's discretion. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in family medicine, internal medicine, or gastroenterology.

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

To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with Dr. Desai and his team

TESTIMONIALS

Veena

"Very helpful and excellent teacher. Explains concepts precisely. Being a nonnative English speaker, the doctor helped my history and writing skills. Working with him has helped me to write H&P in a concise and logical manner. Gives lectures on most commonly encountered GI cases. Students will have the chance to observe GI procedures in an outpatient setting."