Detroit radiology

outpatient externship in radiology

Specialty: Radiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 149


Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place 25 miles northwest of downtown Detroit. This rotation is also available as a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. Please visit our tele-rotation page for more information. 

Hours: Monday to Friday 12 PM to 8 PM 


What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified radiologist who has completed multiple fellowships in radiology, including interventional radiology and neuroradiology. He has trained in radiology at the following institutions:

  • University of Texas Southwestern

  • University of Texas Medical Branch

  • Indiana University

  • University of Virginia

For several years, he served on the faculty in the Department of Radiology at the University of Missouri where he was actively involved in medical student and resident education. He enjoys mentoring and teaching the next generation of physicians. Although his practice is now based in Detroit, he continues to serve as a guest lecturer at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology. He is on staff at the following hospitals: Beaumont Hospital (Dearborn), Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. 

This is an entire outpatient telemedicine-based practice. As medicine advances in the 21st century, healthcare providers are now taking measures to deliver the best possible healthcare to all kinds of patient populations. Teleradiology is one of the emerging areas in healthcare. Tele-radiologists are able to read thousands of scans a month and contribute to the overall well-being of patient care.

This rotation will allow students to see how radiologists work let alone utilize today's advanced technology to diagnose patients from anywhere. 

Students will be exposed to a large amount of interesting cases in addition to common pathologies and will gain solid radiology knowledge which will be a helpful tool throughout their medical career. 


Please note that this is not a shadowing observership. The preceptor has created an optimal environment for IMGs and other learners to gain proficiency in ordering and interpreting imaging studies:


  • The preceptor will discuss learning objectives with you at the start of the rotation.

  • ​You will have access to a large library of radiology cases from which to build your knowledge​

  • You will read cases with the preceptor.

  • You will have exposure to a wide range of imaging studies.

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

  • You may deliver talks about important topics.

  • You will take part in quizzes and learning modules to solidify and deepen your learning.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that this preceptor has helped medical students publish their scholarly works in the past, and there may be opportunities for you to be involved in such projects. If you are interested, please let the preceptor know early in the rotation. The availability of projects 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 radiology. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, and surgery will also find this rotation particularly useful since radiologic imaging is an important part of diagnosis and management in these specialties. IMGs unable to take part in the hands-on rotation should consider this experience as it is also available as a telemedicine rotation. 

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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