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Detroit pediatrics

inpatient/outpatient US clinical experience
in pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 27


Where will the rotation take place: This combined US clinical experience will take place approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Detroit.​

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 3:30 PM; Saturday 9 AM to Noon

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 work with a pediatrician who is well regarded for delivering high quality care to children. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Michigan State University. He holds staff appointments at William Beaumont Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, and Huron Valley Hospital. 

He has been involved in teaching pediatric and family medicine residents for nearly 30 years, having taught pediatric trainees from William Beaumont Hospital and Children's Hospital of Michigan as well as family medicine trainees from William Beaumont Hospital, Wayne State University, DMC-Huron Valley Hospital, and Botsford Hospital. He regularly lectures to pediatric residents. You will have opportunities to attend lectures at the hospital. 

When the attending physician has patients in the hospital, students may accompany him for inpatient rounds.

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 progress notes.

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

  • Be involved in patient education.

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

The activities above will mostly take place in the outpatient setting. As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational.

Please note that this is a purely clinical experience. There will be no opportunity to work on projects during this rotation.


Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in pediatrics. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine will also 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



"This was a phenomenal pediatrics externship. You get a great deal of autonomy with patients and their caregivers. You see a great depth of common and rare pediatric conditions."

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