baltimore internal medicine

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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)

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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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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"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." - Enhua "The doctor is a very compassionate, intelligent and caring Internist. He placed a strong emphasis on teaching, which included presentations, board review questions and preparation for residency and beyond. He provided invaluable outpatient and inpatient experiences. His level of trust was extremely encouraging and allowed me to truly practice and become confident in my clinical skills and knowledge. He informed me about the many challenges of being an attending in Internal Medicine and made sure I knew the common pitfalls in medicine. I can truly say that after finishing this rotation, I am much more prepared and confident in my clinical thinking, clinical reasoning and can formulate an effective assessment and plan. He also showed a caring personality and attitude towards his students and patients. I highly endorse and recommend everyone to rotate with this doctor, as the experiences and learning that I have received here outmatches any that I have had in my past rotations." - Raj "The doctor was a very knowledgeable teacher. He explained his management decisions and discussed difficult cases with students. He encouraged learners to keep questioning and expanding their knowledge." - Arjun "During the rotation I learnt how to manage a broad range of internal medicine diseases and how health care in the US works. The doctor is a wonderful teacher and extremely encouraging and caring towards each student. He helped point out my strengths and weaknesses during my rotation and provided me with invaluable advice on how to improve. The preceptor was extremely encouraging and helped build my confidence and independent thinking in forming assessment and plans. I am so grateful! What’s more, he gave me the opportunity to give presentations and I learned how to do a speech in front of a group of people. Everyone at the office were warm and welcoming and he made sure we had the best learning environment. I have highest recommendation for this rotation to anyone interested in Internal Medicine." - Chenyu "This is the best hands-on rotation I have done till date. The physician is an incredible preceptor that encourages students to go above and beyond by seeing patients independently and takes every opportunity to teach them. He is a very passionate and caring physician evident by his rapport with his patients. He is really approachable so do not hesitate to ask him questions...The doctor would assign relevant medicine topics to students and take classes about the topic. At the end of the rotation he would give us a test consisting of step 2 CK questions and he would go through the explanations thoroughly. He encourages students to be as proactive with patients as possible - discuss reports with patients, make our own A&P in the EMR, interpret EKGs." - Ruby





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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

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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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)

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.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

​Please note that this is a purely clinical experience. 

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

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​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


"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." - Enhua "The doctor is a very compassionate, intelligent and caring Internist. He placed a strong emphasis on teaching, which included presentations, board review questions and preparation for residency and beyond. He provided invaluable outpatient and inpatient experiences. His level of trust was extremely encouraging and allowed me to truly practice and become confident in my clinical skills and knowledge. He informed me about the many challenges of being an attending in Internal Medicine and made sure I knew the common pitfalls in medicine. I can truly say that after finishing this rotation, I am much more prepared and confident in my clinical thinking, clinical reasoning and can formulate an effective assessment and plan. He also showed a caring personality and attitude towards his students and patients. I highly endorse and recommend everyone to rotate with this doctor, as the experiences and learning that I have received here outmatches any that I have had in my past rotations." - Raj "The doctor was a very knowledgeable teacher. He explained his management decisions and discussed difficult cases with students. He encouraged learners to keep questioning and expanding their knowledge." - Arjun "During the rotation I learnt how to manage a broad range of internal medicine diseases and how health care in the US works. The doctor is a wonderful teacher and extremely encouraging and caring towards each student. He helped point out my strengths and weaknesses during my rotation and provided me with invaluable advice on how to improve. The preceptor was extremely encouraging and helped build my confidence and independent thinking in forming assessment and plans. I am so grateful! What’s more, he gave me the opportunity to give presentations and I learned how to do a speech in front of a group of people. Everyone at the office were warm and welcoming and he made sure we had the best learning environment. I have highest recommendation for this rotation to anyone interested in Internal Medicine." - Chenyu "This is the best hands-on rotation I have done till date. The physician is an incredible preceptor that encourages students to go above and beyond by seeing patients independently and takes every opportunity to teach them. He is a very passionate and caring physician evident by his rapport with his patients. He is really approachable so do not hesitate to ask him questions...The doctor would assign relevant medicine topics to students and take classes about the topic. At the end of the rotation he would give us a test consisting of step 2 CK questions and he would go through the explanations thoroughly. He encourages students to be as proactive with patients as possible - discuss reports with patients, make our own A&P in the EMR, interpret EKGs." - Ruby





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