chicago pediatrics

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We have multiple pediatrics rotations in Chicago.

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

chicago pediatrics #1

 

outpatient US clinical experience
in pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 121

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place 30 miles west of downtown Chicago. 

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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 on your own or through Uber or Lyft. 

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 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.  

​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 physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic progress notes.

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

  • Delivering talks about important topics. 

  • Educating patients.

  • 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 US clinical experience in pediatrics. IMGs seeking careers in pediatrics will find this rotation particularly useful. 

 

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.

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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chicago pediatrics #2

outpatient US Clinical Experience
in pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 177

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place approximately 2-3 miles east of O'Hare Airport in Chicago. 

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Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM; Friday 9 AM to 4 PM; Saturday 9 AM to 1 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 physician who is board-certified in pediatrics. This physician is on staff at two hospitals - AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center and Lutheran General Hospital. The preceptor is involved in the education of residents but this education takes place in the inpatient setting. 

This physician is known by clinic patients and their families to be a kind and nurturing preceptor.  This preceptor is an excellent role model for students aspiring to be pediatricians. The learning environment is very positive, and you will be actively involved in all aspects of care. This preceptor typically has 4-8 students at a time. On average, 30-40 patients are seen per day in the office. There are several other physicians in the practice and you may have an opportunity to work with them but the bulk of the teaching will be through the main preceptor. 

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 physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Entering clinic progress notes (EMR - Practice Fusion)

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

  • Educating patients.

  • Having opportunities to teach other team members.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance.

Please note that this a purely clinical experience. However, there may be opportunities to attend lectures, conferences, and Grand Rounds (virtually) at Lutheran General Hospital where there is a pediatrics residency program. 

Please note that that at peak periods this preceptor may have around 10 students at a time.

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience. IMGs seeking careers in pediatrics will find this rotation particularly useful. 

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.

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

 

TESTIMONIALS

Wonki

"First of all, the doctor invested a lot of time in educating her students. She explained about the patient in her spare time and during her lunch break. When she was busy, she took an hour or two after work to explain a specific topic and gave feedback on the students' notes one by one. With this preceptor's effort, I was able to learn a lot during rotation, and got used to writing EMR, which was particularly difficult for me."

To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with Dr. Desai and his team