atlanta pathology

outpatient externship

in pathology

Specialty: Pathology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 115

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient hands-on rotation will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.


Hours: Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6 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: Please note that this is not a shadowing observership. You will be actively involved with the preceptors. You will be under the supervision of two board-certified pathologists. One leads a group of nearly a dozen pathologists that provide services to hospitals and physicians. He is an Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the Emory University School of Medicine. You will spend approximately 15% of your time with this preceptor. The other preceptor with whom you will spend the bulk of your time (85%) is Professor Emeritus of Pathology at the Emory University School of Medicine

Among the services they offer include:

  • Cytopathology

  • Histopathology

  • Immunochemistry

  • Molecular oncology

  • Toxicology

  • Pharmacognetics

  • Clinical Chemistry

  • Cytometry

  • Microbiology

Several hours per day will be spent in independent study as well as preparing for the end-of-rotation presentation. Every rotator will be asked to present a 15-25 minute topic via PowerPoint. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn how to deliver a scientific presentation, much like you will when you are a pathology resident. 

These preceptors have been involved in teaching and mentoring international medical graduates over a period of 15 years, and have had considerable success helping his learners match into pathology residency. They will also offer you their perspectives on pathology as a career, discuss hot topics in the specialty, career advice, and what you should look for in pathology residency programs. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking experience in pathology. 

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.

​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.

"This was the best rotation I have attended, and I have been on three different rotations. The attending is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend this rotation for anyone interested in pursuing a residency in pathology."


"The rotation was good. The doctor was very easy to approach. He used to discuss all his slides and also discussed the study set slides available at the laboratory. He also helped me with my end of rotation presentation." - Akhila "The doctors are extremely easy to talk to. They have a wealth of knowledge about everything pathology related (not only the subject matter, but the business aspect, the different subspecialties and the reality of the matching process and job outlook)." - Chris "This rotation provides a great opportunity to work closely with pathologists from various specialties and really see how pathology is done. It is unique in that the pathologists available to you have quite a variety of occupations and specialties. One quickly learns that pathology is not just about intriguing microscopy, rather it can be applied to private research, community and university settings, as well as potentially creating your own laboratory. There is plenty of microscope time and teaching, a plethora of self-study cases, lectures from the attendings, even support for residency matching. I learned a great deal and felt that my attendings were truly interested in helping me to learn." - Kevin

"This rotation not only teaches you the knowledge in pathology, but also introduce you to the real pathologists’ world----it tells you about the career development, job market, even business management of a pathology practice."



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