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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.

Listen to Dr. Desai's Interview (Part 1 and 2) with Dhruv Gupta Who Recently Matched into Psychiatry:

 


"This tele-rotation is with an amazing attending who has a unique style of teaching and provides students with a lot of equal opportunities to excel. The attending conducts very informative sessions for didactics. The class discussions on various topics are always interesting and very thorough. one of the greatest strengths of the rotation is that the attending keeps everyone engaged and attentive...The clinical discussions on different situations and patient encounters are also very helpful. on the rotation key to success will be being punctual, asking questions, be interested, attentive, proactive and volunteer to attend calls and be ready to present cases and topics...His is amazing with his patience. I have asked him a lot of questions and he answered them all very nicely and thoroughly. On this rotation I have learned a lots from him and appreciate his kind and generous words for me very much." - Amina





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OUTPATIENT EXternship IN psychiatry

Specialty: Psychiatry

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 169

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient hands-on rotation will take place in Chicago. Please note that the preceptor has two offices that are approximately twenty miles apart. You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to these locations. 

Hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM to 7 PM (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri at one location; Wednesday at the other location)

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in seven specialties and subspecialties including neurology, psychiatry, brain injury medicine, behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry, pain medicine, addiction psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry. For 25 years, this physician served as a faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and Rush University Medical College. This preceptor is currently an attending physician at the Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital.

During a distinguished career, this preceptor has published over 300 articles in such journals as JAMA, Neurology, Archives of Neurology, and Headache. This preceptor has also served as a reviewer for multiple academic journals, including JAMA, Neurology, Journal of the Neurological Sciences and the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.  Of note, this physician is an inventor who has been named on 25 patents in multiple countries. 

This attending has educated hundreds of medical students throughout the course of a very long career and believes in having students take an active role in patient care. Your morning will typically begin with a one-hour didactic given by the preceptor on a topic or journal article followed by new patient evaluations and follow-ups during the rest of the day.

Please note that the case mix is 80% psychiatry and 20% neurology. Among the conditions you will encounter in the practice (please note that this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Tremor

  • Unstable gait

  • ADHD

  • Memory impairment

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Headache

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Schizophrenia

  • Substance abuse

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care under supervision (please note that this will not be a shadowing observership experience; you will be actively involved in patient care):​

  • You will take patient histories.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write notes (no EMR).

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

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other healthcare professionals.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that there are typially 4-5 students at a time. However, during peak periods, there may be up to 10 students. 

Please note that students rotating through this practice may have opportunities to take part in research projects such as case reports and other articles. If you are interested, please let the preceptor know as early as possible. The availability of these projects is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the preceptor. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in psychiatry.  

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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