Specialty: Dermatology/Pathology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 5

Where the rotation will take place: You will be rotating through a practice within several miles of the world famous Texas Medical Center. Please note that there are no spots available in this rotation through August. 

​Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 5 PM

What you will do: You will work directly with a physician who is known to be a gifted educator and mentor. He holds faculty appointments at the following medical schools:


  • Baylor College of Medicine (Associate Clinical Professor)

  • McGovern Medical School at UT Health (Associate Clinical Professor)

  • University of Texas Medical Branch (Clinical Professor)

He is actively involved in the education of residents from Baylor, UT Houston, UTMB, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

In the mornings, you will see patients in his office. There will be opportunities to take the patient history. You may also be able to perform the exam under the preceptor's supervision. You will also deliver talks, teach other team members, and provide patient education.


In the afternoon, you will participate in dermatopathology sign out and the grossing of specimens. In the office, you may have a chance to interact with other students, residents, and fellows. 

This physician is very much involved in research. So, for the motivated IMG, there will be opportunities to publish case reports or articles. He has over 180 publications on record at PubMed.

Please note that you will be actively involved during this pathology experience. 

You will receive regular feedback from the physician. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking patient care experience, pathology experience, or dermatology experience should consider this rotation. IMGs pursuing residency training in primary care specialties will also find this rotation beneficial as skin problems are a common complaint in outpatient medicine. IMGs interested in building their CV through publication will be able to do so under the supervision of a prolific writer. 

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.

What is the anticipated size of the class?

The class size for the Audiology Program is 25 and Physiotherapy program is 30 students
depending upon the candidates in the applicant pool. Ultimately, the goal is to keep the class
size small enough to provide close mentorship and guidance by faculty but afford students the opportunity to learn and grow with a larger cohort.

How early may I submit an application?

The application opens in early June.

When is the application deadline?

July 15.

What percentage is required for admission to the program?

A minimum higher education cumulative GPA/percentage of 50% scale is required.

Are there any pre-requisite criteria required for admission?

For more information see the Eligibility criteria page.

What kind of financial aid is available to the students?

Funding possibilities include the Prerna scholarship, National Scholarship, Medhabruti
Scholarship and Margdarsi scholarships are awarded on a merit basis. Low interest loans are available to qualified applicants.Funding possibilities include the Prerna scholarship, National Scholarship, MedhabrutiScholarship and Margdarsi scholarships are awarded on a merit basis. Low interest loans areavailable to qualified applicants.

What clinical experiences can I expect in Audiology?

Students are exposed to a broad range of clinical experiences. In addition to the Balamukunda Memorial Centre for Audiology, Speech, Language, and Learning in Model Centre for Children with Special Needs (MCCWSN), we currently have off-campus affiliations with Hospitals, private Clinics, Companies, Industries, physician groups, and rehabilitation facilities throughout the India. Clinical experiences include hearing evaluation, hearing aid selection and fitting, cochlear implants, Electro-physiologic assessment, vestibular assessment, and hearing loss management (aural rehabilitation).



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To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with Dr. Desai and his team