baltimore psychiatry

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN psychiatry

Specialty: Psychiatry

 

​MD2B Connect Physician ID # 45 

 

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place in Baltimore, Maryland (15 minutes from downtown). This rotation is currently only available as a tele-rotation. Please see our tele-rotation page for more information.

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Saturday 9:30 AM to 3 PM

 

What you will do: This will be a wonderful opportunity to be actively involved in hands-on patient care; this is not a shadowing observership. You will be under the supervision of a psychiatrist who evaluates and manages the care of patients with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, anxiety, and substance abuse. She provides psychiatric care for both children (> 5 years) and adults. She completed her residency at the National Institutes of Mental Health and St. Elizabeth Hospital. She holds a staff appointment at Doctors Community Hospital.  Previously, she served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Laurel Regional Hospital. 

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

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. Please note that this preceptor requires rotators to complete HIPAA training prior to the rotation. You may take one of the following courses:

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Rotators should send the certificate of completion to us.

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in psychiatry. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful since mental health problems are common in outpatient and inpatient practice. 

 

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.

Listen to Dr. Desai's Interview (Part 1 and 2) with Dhruv Gupta Who Recently Matched into Psychiatry:

Matching into Psychiatry Part 1
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