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chicago internal medicine

SELECT YOUR ROTATION OF INTEREST

We have multiple internal medicine rotations in Chicago.

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

chicago internal medicine #1

OUTPATIENT US Clinical experience
IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 137

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience 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

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 actively involved in patient encounters during this US 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 encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:​

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic notes

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

  • Educating patients.

  • Teaching other team members. 

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 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

Chicago Internal Medicine # 2

TESTIMONIALS

Luis

"The preceptor is extremely friendly and has vast medical knowledge. He provides you with new information, books, and quizzes. If you demonstrate interest and good medical skills, he will let you do some procedures. During this rotation, you will collect the history of many patients and even do some minor procedures."

Chicago Internal Medicine #3
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chicago internal medicine #2

OUTPATIENT US Clinical Experience
IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 138

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience 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

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 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. 

 

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:​

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

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

  • Educating patients.

  • Teaching other team members. 

 

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

Mery

"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." 

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