atlanta internal medicine

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We have multiple internal medicine rotations in Atlanta.

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

 

internal medicine #1

OUTPATIENT US CLinical experience
IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 135

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9 AM to 9 PM; Friday 9 AM to 9 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 board-certified internal medicine physician who is on staff at Emory Midtown Hospital and Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. As an international medical graduate herself, this preceptor is very sensitive to the challenges that IMGs face in establishing their careers in the U.S. She aims to give each learner an immersive experience to help build important clinical skills under her supervision. Many of her past students have entered residency, and she is proud to now call them colleagues. 

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 exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic notes

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

  • Educating patients.

  • Teaching other team members. 

During this clinical experience, there will be an emphasis on acquiring best practices in note writing. This preceptor is known for the quality of her written documentation and spends considerable time with learners to help them build skills in this important area. During residency, you will be responsible for accurately documenting your findings and thoughts in the chart and your work will be reviewed by your attending physicians. There is significant evidence that shows that errors are common in resident notes, including admission notes, progress notes, and discharge notes. Since effective documentation is a core competency for entering residency, this rotation will be particularly useful for learners seeking to strengthen this essential skill. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

You may have opportunities to attend the Friday Noon Conference at either Emory Midtown or Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Please note that this is at the discretion of the preceptor. 

Please note that during peak periods this preceptor has multiple students per month (as many as 10). What that means is that you will see fewer patients per day during those months. However, she has developed a system to ensure that all students remain actively involved, and her system also allows her to get to know each student. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in internal medicine.  

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

TESTIMONIALS

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"Daily structured teaching >1 hr, access to patient notes, hands-on experience with patient examination, phlebotomy, shots, etc...Great doctor who treats patients and students like family!"

internal medicine #2

 

OUTPATIENT US Clinical Experience
IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 178

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. Please note that there are 3 locations (three days per week are spent in downtown Atlanta; the other two locations are 10 miles and 35 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta). A car will be needed for transportation.

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 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 board-certified internal medicine physician who is on staff at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center and Piedmont Newnan Hospital. This physician is dedicated to partnering with patients to help them reach their goals. This involves having a strong understanding of their needs and then creating plans that are tailored to each patient's unique situation. This preceptor is a strong proponent of prevention and wellness. 

Students rotating in this practice will appreciate the strong relationships this physician has established with patients and how the depth of the relationships physicians establish with their patients can enhance patient care and outcomes. Patients in this practice are known on a personal level, and are treated with the respect, compassion, and attention that they deserve. 

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 exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic notes (EMR - eClinicalWorks)

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

  • Educating patients.

  • Teaching other team members. 

  • Working with other healthcare professionals to understand the roles and responsibilities of these team members.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in internal medicine.  

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

TESTIMONIALS

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