chicago internal medicine

inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 86

Where will this rotation take place: This combined inpatient and outpatient hands-on rotation will take place several miles north of downtown Chicago.

Hours: Monday 9 AM to 1:30 PM; Tuesday 9 AM to 3 PM; Wednesday 9 AM to 4 PM; Thursday 9 AM to 6 PM; Friday 9 AM to 3:30 PM; Every other Saturday 9 AM to 1:30 PM

 

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified internal medicine physician who is on staff at Swedish Covenant Hospital and Weiss Memorial Hospital. Both hospitals have internal medicine residency programs. This physician has a very diverse patient population. A significant percentage of the patients are of Eastern European and Russian descent, and some may not speak English. 

 

You will begin your day with rounds in the hospital with your physician preceptor. Following rounds, you will see patients in his 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. This is a hands-on clinical experience during which:​

  • You will take patient histories.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter clinic notes

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

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will teach other team members. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that during peak periods this preceptor has multiple students per month (as many as 30). What that means is that you will see fewer patients per day during those months (< 5 patients). Please also note that during the busy months, the students may decide to come to the clinic on alternate days. 

This rotation is ideal for those who are seeking inpatient and outpatient experience and don't mind working in an environment in which there are many other students. It is also ideal for those who wish to have some time off during the week to study for USMLE exams or address other issues as the preceptor is very understanding and the schedule is flexible. 

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. Please note that the letter of recommendation will be written on hospital letterhead. 

 

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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TESTIMONIALS

"It’s a inpatient/outpatient rotation. The attending has great knowledge, and pays attention to every student. He explains things to us and give us questions to help us think. He treats his patients very nicely, and his patients love him. Their communication is always very pleasant."

Yue (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. He shares a lot of things about the US medical system to the students. He cares for his patients very much."

Kevin (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is very friendly and has an abundance of knowledge. The patients are cooperative as they are familiar with our need to learn. The rotation exposes you to immigrant patients from Serbia, Bosnia, and Yugoslavia. The rotation is an excellent place to network with IMG’s from all over the world...There is a high demand for US hands-on clinical experience for IMGs. However, a lot of IMGs are only in the US mainly to write their step 2 CS or Step 3. This rotation is perfect for such students because at the end of the rotation you get your LOR, and you can spend at least 60% of your time studying...If you are looking for extreme flexibility, this is the perfect rotation!"

Kushinga (MD2B Connect Client)

chicago internal medicine #2

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 137

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place 12 miles north of downtown Chicago.

Hours: Monday - Tuesday 10 AM to 6 PM; Wednesday 11 AM to 8 PM; Thursday - Friday 10 AM to 6 PM

 

What you will do: This is not a shadowing observership. You will be actively involved in patient care during this hands-on clinical experience. You will be under the supervision of a board-certified internal medicine physician who is on staff at at Presence St. Francis Hospital, Lutheran General Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital. These are hospitals that have internal medicine residency programs. This preceptor has been active in the education of internal medicine residents, particularly those from Presence St. Francis Hospital. He has also had students rotating in his office from University of Chicago and Northwestern University. He is presently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College. 

You will see patients in his outpatient practice. The preceptor also does rounds in the nursing home. If you are interested in rounding with him in this setting, please let him know. 

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 write or enter clinic notes

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

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will teach other team members. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that the preceptor is open to having students take part in projects to improve the practice. If you are interested, please let the preceptor know early in the rotation. Please note that the availability of the project is at the preceptor's discretion. 

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. Please note that the letter of recommendation will be written on hospital letterhead. 

 

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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chicago internal medicine #3

 

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 138

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient hands-on rotation will take place in two locations. The physician preceptor has one office 12 miles south of downtown Chicago and another office 25 miles south of downtown Chicago. Please note that you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation (personal vehicle, Uber or Lyft, or Chicago trains).

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 5 PM

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified internal medicine physician who is on staff at at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, St. Bernard Hospital, and Ingalls Memorial Hospital.  He is an experienced educator having taught and mentored international medical students and nurse practitioners in his practice for years. He is a strong believer in having his students become actively involved in patient care. 

 

Please note that this is not a shadowing observership. This will be a hands-on clinical experience. 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 teach other team members. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

 

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. Please note that the letter of recommendation will be written on hospital letterhead. 

 

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

"I enjoyed my rotation with the doctor. I was able to see patients, do physical exams and assessments under supervision. It's a good opportunity to learn and experiment with US medical healthcare. He is a very approachable physician, he explains some useful tips for residency, and discusses topics seen in consultation. He has good bedside manners and explained methodology for notes."

Mery (MD2B Connect Client)

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