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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.

Location: Raleigh-Durham

This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina. This rotation is currently unavailable. 

Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Gastroenterology

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.

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.

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

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.


"Very knowledgeable. Very accommodating and welcoming. Very charismatic and people friendly. Respectful to all the staff in the practice (e.g nurses, technicans). Extremely easy to get along with. Very helpful. Not only did he educate me on the practice but also educated me on residency applications, residency as a whole. Even offered to show me the campuses in North Carolina (e.g Duke, UNC). The doctor is incredible; the best teacher I’ve had up to date. You can tell he is very enthusiastic about teaching and thoroughly enjoys what he does."


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