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internal medicine

tele-rotation IN Internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 168


Where will the rotation take place: This is a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. Therefore, you can take part in this rotation from anywhere in the world.

Hours: Monday 10 AM to 4 PM; Wednesday - Friday 10 AM to 4 PM (Central Time Zone)

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 be under the supervision of a board-certified internal medicine physician who is on staff at eight area hospitals, including AMITA Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. During this hands-on tele-rotation experience, you will be actively involved in patient care as this preceptor feels strongly that students learn best by taking histories, presenting cases, and entering notes in the EMR. 

Rotators will be assigned patients to evaluate. These evaluations will take place either by phone or video call. Prior to the encounter, students will be informed of the reason for the visit and have access to the EMR. Following the encounter, students will present the case to the preceptor and receive feedback on the quality of the case presentation. The preceptor feels that case presentation does not receive the attention that it deserves; therefore, considerable emphasis will be placed on acquiring this important skills throughout the rotation. The goal is to help you learn how to present at the level of a first-year resident. 

Following the oral case presentation, the student will finalize the assessment and plan with the attending and then document the encounter fully in the EMR (Practice Fusion). Students will have the chance to work with the staff to implement the plan (for example, writing prescriptions). 


In a typical day, 6-14 patients are seen by telemedicine. The number of patients you will see will depend upon the number of learners rotating with you. There are usually 1-5 rotators at any one time. Please note that, during busy periods, you may see 2-4 patients per day. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience or observership in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.

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


Read and listen to our transcribed podcast about How to Succeed in Your Tele Rotation



"The doctor is an amazing physician to work with and learn from, he was welcoming and congenial. This is the most structured tele-rotation available out there. I am glad that I took this rotation because this gave me a much-needed introduction to USCE, and I am confident that I can perform well in the upcoming in-person rotation. During the rotation, I got to see 1 - 3 patients each day, use the EHR and directly enter the SOAP notes in it, and also discuss the patient management plan. I would rate this tele-rotation a 5/5 and recommend it to my friends and juniors."

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