chicago psychiatry

OUTPATIENT tele-rotation IN psychiatry

Specialty: Psychiatry 


​MD2B Connect Physician ID # 123

Where will this rotation take place: This is a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. Therefore, you can take part in this rotation from anywhere in the world. Please also visit our tele-rotation page for more information.

Hours: Rotation hours will include patient care on Monday (2:30 - 6 PM), Wednesday (2:30 - 8 PM), Friday (2:30 - 6:30 PM), and Saturday (11 AM - 3PM); there will be two hours of didactic/lectures and 8-10 hours of homework assignments per week (approximately 25 hours total per week)

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a psychiatrist who evaluates and manages the full spectrum of psychiatric disease. He is board-certified in the field through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. After completing his residency in psychiatry, he completed fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry. He holds staff appointments at St. Francis Hospital and Chicago Lakeshore Hospital. 


He has extensive experience educating international medical students and graduates. He strives to create a collaborative environment in which team members can not only work well together but also learn from each other while delivering high quality care to patients with mental health illnesses. 

The tele-rotation takes place by Zoom and will include:

  • Opportunity to observe patient encounters led by the physician

  • Opportunity to ask patients questions at the discretion of the physician

  • Discussion and question/answer with the physician following patient encounters

  • One-hour didactic/lecture sessions taking place between 9 AM and 10 AM twice per week

  • 8-10 hours homework assignments per week

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking clinical experience in psychiatry. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful since mental health problems are common in outpatient and inpatient practice. 

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.

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Last updated: January 10, 2020


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