baltimore internal medicine

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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

 

inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 93

Where will this rotation take place: This combined hands-on inpatient and outpatient rotation will take place in in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland (15 minutes south of downtown).

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Hours: 

Monday – Tuesday 8 AM to 5 PM (office only)

Wednesday 10 AM to 5 PM (office) and 5 PM to 6PM (hospital)

Thursday 8 AM to Noon (hospital) and Noon to 5 PM (office)

Friday 8 AM to 5 PM (hospital)

On weekend hospital call once every 3 weeks (IMGs will join him on Saturday and Sunday)

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 experience. You will be actively involved in patient care during this hands-on clinical experience. You will be under the supervision of an experienced physician educator who is board certified in Internal Medicine. He has many years of experience educating international medical students and graduates. As an IMG himself, he was fortunate to rotate with dedicated mentors before residency. He credits these experiences with helping him to build important clinical skills and making him a more attractive applicant for residency. He is now committed to offering the next generation of IMG physicians with the same opportunities in his own practice. He holds hospital appointments at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Medstar Harbor Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Howard County General Hospital.

You will see patients in his office and accompany him to the hospital for rounds. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care:

  • You will take patient histories.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will help write or enter progress notes.

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

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will deliver talks about important topics.

  • You will teach other team members.

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

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As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational. The hands-on component of this rotation will mostly take place in the outpatient setting.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

You may be able to attend educational conferences at the hospital.

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in internal medicine. 

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.

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

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"Excellent knowledge base. Friendly attitude. Showing how to have calm demeanor and calming conversation with the patients." - Abhi "The doctor is an extremely up-to-date and well read physician..However, what strikes me most about him is that he is personally invested in his patients and genuinely seeks to help them out even at the cost of his own time. Extremely patient and kind. It was evident that he loves to teach, and keeps in mind every students strengths, weaknesses and interests. In my case, as I told him I was interested in Endocrinology, he made sure I saw as many cases as possible and would always initiate in depth case discussions which was extremely, extremely helpful to me. He really is very student-centered, made his expectations clear from the get-go, and gave helpful feedback throughout the rotation. I really wish I had stayed longer than 4 weeks!" - Payal "The doctor provides primary care for a community and he has accumulated a good group of very loyal patients that allow students to take history and physical exams. In fact, most patients are used to be seen by a student doctor first and then treated by the doctor. The clinic is quite busy. In a typical day, there might be 2 student doctors and they take turns to take care of checked-in patient. The doctor also throws teaching points during and after the patient encounter. I found it is extremely easy to join the work force in this clinic and love the environment." - Cam

"The doctor is an excellent preceptor who fosters a conducive environment for learning about patient care and much more. He takes the time to discuss interesting cases and explain the reasoning behind his patient care decisions. He encourages observing students to take a hands-on active role in patient care which is invaluable for learning. He is also a testament to the importance of primary care physicians in the community and it is an educational experience watching him interact with patients, and foster a good rapport with every patient."

- Gunjeet

"The attending of this site is very knowledgeable. Most importantly he is kind and caring which is evident by the way his patients talk to him and keep coming back due to his standard of care. He will not only mentor you on residency but going forward with your career."

- John





BALTIMORE INTERNAL MEDICINE #1 

TESTIMONIALS

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OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 94

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland (5 miles south of downtown).

Hours: Monday - Friday 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: This is not a shadowing observership experience. This is a hands-on clinical experience. 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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You will see patients in her office. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care:

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  • You will take patient histories.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will help write or enter progress notes.

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

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will deliver talks about important topics.

  • You will teach other team members.

 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

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 hands-on patient care experience in internal medicine. 

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.

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


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

The doctor's patients come from all walks of life and she treats all of them with the same level of respect and understanding regardless. Thorough in the history and physical taking process. The doctor is also open to discussion on different and updated modes of treatment for her patients and will really consider your input in their care. She is also very patient and kind which is immediately felt when you initially meet her.

- John





BALTIMORE INTERNAL MEDICINE #2 

TESTIMONIALS

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internal medicine #3

 

inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 111

 

Where will the rotation take place: This combined inpatient and outpatient hands-on rotation 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: Please note that this is not a shadowing observership experience. This is a combined inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be actively involved in hands-on patient care 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. Rotators will spend time in his office and accompany him to the hospital for rounds during the week. He is on call one weekend out of the month. During this weekend, there may be opportunities for the learner to spend time in the hospital. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. This includes the following:​

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  • You will take patient histories under supervision.

  • You will examine patients under supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will help to write or enter notes. 

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

  • You will teach other team members.

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

As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational. The hands-on component of this rotation will mostly take place in the outpatient setting.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. ​

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

​​

​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.

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

BALTIMORE INTERNAL MEDICINE #3 

TESTIMONIALS


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

The doctor's patients come from all walks of life and she treats all of them with the same level of respect and understanding regardless. Thorough in the history and physical taking process. The doctor is also open to discussion on different and updated modes of treatment for her patients and will really consider your input in their care. She is also very patient and kind which is immediately felt when you initially meet her.

- John





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