chicago internal medicine

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We have multiple internal medicine rotations in Chicago.

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chicago internal medicine #1

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

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. 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

 


"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."

- Luis

"The doctor is a caring individual with a strong medical knowledge, a great mentor for medical students and residents. For the patients he is a friend and an outstanding physician who always gets the diagnosis on spot."

-Elena

"It has been an incredible experience and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to work at this office. The doctor, the staff and most of the patients are amazing and so welcoming. Thank you MD2B Connect for this wonderful rotation."

-Ana





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chicago internal medicine #2

 

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

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. 

 

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


"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





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chicago internal medicine #3

 

Inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 168

Where will this rotation take place: This inpatient and outpatient hands-on rotation will take place approximately two miles northwest of downtown Chicago. Students will spend time in nursing homes as well as the hospital, all of which are easily accessible by mass transit from the doctor's outpatient practice. 

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 eight area hospitals, including AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. During this hands-on experience, you will be actively involved in patient care as this preceptor feels strongly that students learn best by taking histories, performing exams, presenting cases, and entering notes in the EMR. Students will spend time in his office on a daily basis as well as accompany him to the nursing home and to the hospital. 

Fewer internal medicine physicians are caring for patients in both the hospital and the office so this will be an excellent opportunity to observe and understand how internists can maintain a practice in both environments. In the outpatient setting, you will see patients with acute and chronic illness and learn how whole person care can impact the quality of care that is delivered and enhance patient satisfaction. Prevention is an important part of this preceptor's practice, and you will see how an emphasis in this area can keep patients healthy and improve outcomes. 

 

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 enter notes in the EMR (Practice Fusion)

  • 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 there may be opportunities to take part in projects. Some students have written case reports, and he has mentored several students with COVID-related research projects. The availability of such projects is at the discretion of the preceptor. Students who are interested in taking part should inform the preceptor early in the rotation about their interest and inquire about the availability of these opportunities. 

 

Please note that during peak periods this preceptor has multiple students per month (as many as 8-10). What that means is that you will see fewer patients per day during those months (< 5 patients).

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

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