OUTPATIENT US clinical EXPERIENCE
IN obstetrics & gynecology
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 103
Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in the physician's outpatient practice in the Los Angeles area (50 miles south of downtown).
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM
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: (Please note that this rotation will strictly be an observership) You will be under the supervision of a physician board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. After completing his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard Medical School, he completed two fellowships:
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Reproductive Andrology and Male Infertility
He has served as a faculty member in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at such places as Harvard Medical School, Stanford University School of Medicine, and UCLA School of Medicine. He has published and presented extensively, having authored many articles, abstracts, and book chapters.
What gives him tremendous joy is utilizing his experience and knowledge to help people become parents. He creates a warm and supportive environment for his patients.
His other passion is teaching. He has been teaching international medical students and graduates for years. He considers himself a mentor, and strives to help his students reach their goals. During his rotation, he encourages his students to write, and has been successful in partnering with students to develop case reports, journal articles, and book chapters.
As an observer in his office, you will observe patient encounters dealing with (please note that this experience remains within the regulations of California pertaining to the unlicensed practice of medicine. Rotators will not be practicing medicine but will be learning under the guidance of the physician preceptor):
Fertility issues in LGBT population
Fertility issues in cancer
You will have the opportunity to observe procedures.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Please note that you will have the opportunity to work with his physician partner who is also board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. This physician is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, and has been training residents for many years.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking careers in obstetrics and gynecology will 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. Eugene Toy (Professor and Assistant Dean for Educational Programs in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UT Health and McGovern Medical School) about How To Match into Obstetrics and Gynecology
Listen to Dr. Desai's Advice for Applicants Interested in Applying to Obstetrics & Gynecology
"I highly recommend this rotation to all medical students wishing to pursue a career in OB/GYN. Honestly, he is one of the best doctors I have ever rotated with, if not the best, and you will also have the opportunity to rotate with more physicians that work in partner practices. Not only is he an outstanding, knowledgeable doctor but he is also a great mentor, teacher and writer. He will always be available for your questions and will go out of his way to make you feel comfortable and specially make you feel part of the team. He is also very kind and caring towards patients and so are all the other preceptors I was lucky enough to work with...this is a great opportunity to learn more about reproductive endocrinology and infertility subspecialty since in med school we are not trained enough in this area, especially if you are interested in the field. Lastly, if you are willing to do research, there are also many opportunities provided."