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 EXternship IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

Specialty: Gastroenterology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 76

 

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

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 care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved in patient care):

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  • You will take patient histories.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter clinic progress notes.

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

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will spend 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 hands-on patient care 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. 

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.

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


"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." - Veena





RALEIGH-DURHAM GASTROENTEROLOGY #1

TESTIMONIALS

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raleigh-durham gastroenterology #2

 

outpatient externship in Gastroenterology

Specialty: Gastroenterology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 61

 

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation 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)

 

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 care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved in patient care):

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  • You will take patient histories.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter clinic progress notes.

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

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will observe GI procedures.

  • You will spend 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.

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.

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


"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." - Veena





RALEIGH-DURHAM GASTROENTEROLOGY #2

TESTIMONIALS

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