atlanta pediatrics

outpatient externship

in pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 171

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. 


Hours: Monday 9 AM to 7 PM; Tuesday - Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM 


What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in pediatrics. The physician is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics which is the highest professional level you can achieve in the organization, and holds hospital appointments at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory Decatur Hospital. For many years, the preceptor was actively involved in the education of residents from Mercer University. The physician has extensive experience educating international medical students and graduates. 

The attending is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to patients, and provides personalized care to each and every patient that is seen. The preceptor is known for spending lots of time with patients, and is a big believer in the importance of educating patients and their families. For dedication to providing quality care that is cost effective and improving health outcomes, this physician is the recipient of several awards. 

You will see patients in the office. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; it is a hands-on clinical experience):

  • You will take patient histories.

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will work with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 


Please note that this a purely clinical experience. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience. IMGs seeking careers in pediatrics will find this rotation particularly useful. 


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. 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.

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Su-Ting Li (Associate Vice Chair for Education and Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at UC Davis) about How to Match Successfully in Pediatrics

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Last updated: January 10, 2020


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