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internal medicine

tele-rotation IN Internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 160


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 1 PM; Tuesday 10 AM to 1 PM; Wednesday 9 AM to 4 PM; Thursday 2 PM to 6 PM; Friday 9 AM to 2 PM

​What you will do: This is a prevention/wellness rotation under the supervision of a board-certified internal medicine physician. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds staff privileges at AMITA Hinsdale and AMITA LaGrange Hospitals, both of which have residency programs. 

​Since this is a tele-prevention/wellness rotation, the attending will be teaching from multiple sites depending on his patient schedule. The student will be able to follow the physician regardless where he may be since the student will be learning from the comfort of their own laptop/desktop.

The preceptor has created a tele-rotation model that allows you to be actively involved in patient care. The patient will be physically present with the physician or his assistant in the physician's office, and you will be able to observe the encounter. The first week will largely be observation so that you can learn how the process works, the type of questions to ask in the history, etc. 

Once you become comfortable (usually in the second week), you will have the opportunity to take the history either in the presence of the physician or his assistant. If the physician is not present, then you will present the case to him after he enters the room. Following the encounter, you will be able to see how the assistant writes the note through screen share of the EMR.

You will also be asked to give topic presentations several times throughout the month.

You will also be able to interact with the preceptor and his team through a WhatsApp group. Through this group, you will be able to ask questions. 

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

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.

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


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To start, schedule a free rotation discussion with Dr. Desai and his team