atlanta pathology

outpatient US Clinical experience
in pathology

Specialty: Pathology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 115

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience 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: 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 US clinical experience in pathology.  

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.



"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."

To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with the MD2B Connect team