MD2B Connect Physician ID # 75
Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place in the Dallas Fort Worth area (45 minutes north of downtown Dallas). Please note that this rotation is currently available only as a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. For more information, please visit our tele-rotation page.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM; Friday 9 AM to Noon
What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who has made significant contributions to the specialty of cardiology through patient care, research, and teaching. After completing his internal medicine residency, he completed fellowships in both cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and electrophysiology. He holds hospital staff appointments at Medical City Dallas and Medical City McKinney.
For years, he has been educating international medical graduates and has created a structured program for his learners. Three days of each week are spent fully immersed in patient care.
Two days of each week are spent engaged in research projects. Opportunities include participation in retrospective observational studies, case reports, and other types of projects. The typical rotator completes this 4-week rotation with the submission, on average, of two abstracts to scientific conferences.
Please note that this is not a shadowing observership. You will be actively involved in patient care. You will see patients in his office. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care:
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 educate patients.
You will have opportunities to teach other team members.
You will spend time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMG) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine,, internal medicine, and cardiology 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.
How will Dr. Desai be involved: Dr. Desai will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. He will be providing you with tools and resources to maximize your educational experience. He will also be checking in with the physician to ensure that the goals of the rotation are being met.
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. 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 feel by doing this rotation, my confidence and way of taking the history has improved significantly." - Akashnath