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detroit internal medicine

Outpatient US Clinical Experience
in internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 19


Where will the rotation take place: This US clinical experience will take place 30 miles north of downtown Detroit. 



Summer Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7 AM to 1 PM; Wednesday 9 AM to 2 PM. 

Winter Hours: Monday - Tuesday 8 AM to 2 PM; Wednesday 9 AM to 3 PM; Thursday 7 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: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a highly regarded physician educator who is board-certified in Internal Medicine. He is involved in the teaching and mentoring of internal medicine residents from the DMC/Huron Valley Hospital as well as students from the Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Michigan Clinical Nurse Practitioner Program. He holds staff appointments at DMC/Huron Valley Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak. 


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.

  • Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Be involved in patient education.

  • Teaching other team members.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.​ 

You may have an opportunity to attend an occasional conference at DMC/Huron Valley Hospital.

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Internal Medicine; IMGs seeking careers in family medicine, internal medicine, or other specialties.

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.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

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



"This was an outstanding hands-on experience and I got a great deal of autonomy. The doctor is kind and knowledgeable with great bedside manner. I have gained a great depth of patient care in longitudinal manner and disease prevention. All the staff in his clinic are nice and helpful." 

To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with the MD2B Connect team
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