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Monday - Friday 7:30 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.

Location: New York

This combined inpatient and outpatient experience will take place approximately 75 miles north of New York City. The outpatient and inpatient locations are approximately five miles apart. You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation.

Please note that the hospital does charge $150 for an application fee which is the responsibility of the rotator. 

Combined Inpatient & Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Gastroenterology

What you will do:

This is an inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified gastroenterologist with decades of experience serving as an educator. This preceptor has been actively involved in both resident and medical student within the Montefiore Health System. As a faculty member within an internal medicine residency program, this attending rounds with residents in the hospital, precepts trainees in the clinics, and delivers monthly lectures to the house staff.

This preceptor has also held numerous leadership positions not only within the hospital but also as a member of several medical societies and physician organizations. Through these positions, the physician has made significant contributions as a teacher, mentor, and advocate for both patients and future doctors.

In addition to spending time in the clinic seeing patients with a range of gastrointestinal problems, you will also accompany the attending and/or members of the team to the hospital for rounds. Rotators will also be able to observe a wide range of procedures. These include colonoscopy, upper enodoscopy, and ERCP, among others. By the end of the experience, students will have gained a stronger understanding of the indications, contraindications, and possible complications of these procedures.

During your experience, you will learn the following U.S. medical practices under the preceptor’s supervision:

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Navigating the EMR

  • Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

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

The activities above will mostly take place in the outpatient setting. As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in 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.


Dr. X is an amazing doctor. The biggest thing I learnt from him was patient interaction. Never seen patients loving their doctor so much. Truly the best to learn communication from! He is a great influence to students because he demonstrates how he keeps his patients above everything else. He also gives constructive feedback to his students and remembers details so well. He would always go out of the way to teach us and give the experience we need. He is also very understanding and cooperative when it comes to team work in the hospital, which is something that highly impressed me. It is unbelievable how he manages so much in a day. He also always made sure we learn about the patients we see and taught us how notes are typed
in the healthcare system. It was truly the best rotation I had in the US. Thank you so much for this!


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