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baltimore internal medicine

internal medicine #1

SELECT YOUR ROTATION OF INTEREST

We have multiple internal medicine rotations in Baltimore.

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

Anchor 1

Combined Inpatient/OUTPATIENT
US Clinical exprience IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 93

Where will this rotation take place: This inpatient & outpatient US clinical experience will take place in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland (15 minutes south of downtown).​​

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Hours:  Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday & Wednesday: 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 an experienced physician educator who is board certified in Internal Medicine. The attending has many years of experience educating international medical students and graduates. As an IMG himself, the preceptor was fortunate to rotate with dedicated mentors before residency. The physician is now committed to offering the next generation of IMG physicians the same opportunities. The attending holds hospital appointments at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Medstar Harbor Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Howard County General Hospital.

Your time during this clinical experience will be split between the inpatient and outpatient settings. In the clinic, you will encounter patients with acute complaints and chronic disease. In evaluating patients with acute symptoms, you will learn how to identify worrisome features in the clinical presentation that would suggest a serious etiology. This preceptor loves to discuss differential diagnoses so this clinical experience will be an excellent opportunity to refine your skills in this important area. 

 

This attending has also been identified by our students as an excellent role model. Here is what one student had to say:

 

The doctor is very knowledgeable, humble, and hardworking. The doctor has excellent communication skills and creates a very comfortable examining environment that makes patients feel at home. The doctor is always positive, lighthearted, and calm, and is also highly respectful and easy to talk to. The doctor tells the patients that they are the boss and can share whatever they want to share and call whenever they want to call with any questions or concerns. I hope to one day bring this doctor's positive energy to my own patients.  

 

The inpatient component of the rotation will take place one day per week. 

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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:​

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  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Helping write or enter progress notes.

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

  • Educating patients.

  • Delivering talks about important topics.

  • Teaching other team members.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals (nurse practitioners and social workers) in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.

​The activities above will mostly take place in the outpatient setting. As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational. 

 

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

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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. 

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​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

internal medicine #2

Anchor 2

OUTPATIENT us Clinical Experience
IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 94

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland (5 miles south of downtown).

Hours: Monday - Thursday 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 an experienced physician educator who is board certified in Internal Medicine. She has a passion for teaching, and enjoys having IMGs in her office. She is actively involved in the education of residents from the Medstar Harbor Hospital internal medicine residency program. She has hospital privileges at Medstar Harbor Hospital and University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. 

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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:​

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  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Helping write or enter progress notes.

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

  • Educating patients.

  • Delivering talks about important topics.

  • Teaching other team members.

There may also be opportunities to work on a project to improve the physician's practice. Potential opportunities include developing patient handouts, writing a case report, or creating informational pages for the practice's website. Please note that the availability and exact nature of the project will be at the discretion of the preceptor.

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

Abhi

"Excellent knowledge base. Friendly attitude. Showing how to have calm demeanor and calming conversation with the patients."

TESTIMONIALS

Abhi

"She has a personal connection with the patients and knows their family history. Empathetic and compassionate."

internal medicine #3

Anchor 3

OUTPATIENT US Clinical Experience
IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 111

 

Where will the rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place 25 miles south of Baltimore. ​

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 5 PM (plus one weekend per month)

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: This is a fully outpatient clinical experience during which you will be actively involved in patient encounters under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in Internal Medicine. He holds hospital privileges at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center. ​He has been educating international medical graduates for over 20 years and considers it a joy to help these future doctors reach their professional goals. 

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:​​

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  • Taking patient histories under supervision.

  • Examining patients under supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Helping to write or enter notes. 

  • Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Teaching other team members.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

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

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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

Enhua

"Students can have lots of hands-on opportunities...This doctor is supportive even if the topic presentations were not perfect...Did education as much as possible."

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