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
What you will do: Please note that this is not a shadowing observership. You will be actively involved with the preceptor. You will be under the supervision of a board-certified pathologist who 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. Among the services they offer include:
Although you will travel to multiple locations through the course of this rotation, you will be able to accompany the preceptor in his vehicle. At each site, you will spend 4-5 hours per day with the pathologist reviewing slides under the microscope.
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.
This preceptor has been involved in teaching and mentoring international medical graduates over a period of 15 years, and has had considerable success helping his learners match into pathology residency.
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.
"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