chicago pediatrics

outpatient externship

in pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 121

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place 30 miles west of downtown Chicago. 


Hours: Monday 9 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday 11 AM to 6 PM; Wednesday 10 AM to 5:30 PM, Thursday 10 AM to 6 PM; Friday off; Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM. Please note that this preceptor has two offices, and you will spend time at both offices on Monday and Wednesday. The distance between the two offices is 15 miles. Therefore, transportation will be required either your own or through Uber or Lyft. 


What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in pediatrics. He completed his internship and residency in Chicago, and has been practicing in the area for nearly 30 years. He holds hospital appointments at Alexian Brothers Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Glen Oaks Adventist Hospital. 

He is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to his patients, and provides personalized care to each and every patient that he sees. He is known for spending lots of time with his patients, and is a big believer in the importance of educating patients and their families.  

​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; it is a hands-on clinical experience):

  • You will take patient histories.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter clinic progress notes.

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

  • You will deliver talks about important topics. 

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will have opportunities to teach other team members.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 


Please note that this a purely clinical experience. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience. IMGs seeking careers in pediatrics will find this rotation particularly useful. 


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.

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Su-Ting Li (Associate Vice Chair for Education and Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at UC Davis) about How to Match Successfully in Pediatrics


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Last updated: January 10, 2020


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