tele-rotation in neurology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 131
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 - Friday 9 AM to 1 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: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a highly regarded physician educator who is board certified in Neurology. He holds the following faculty appointments:
Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington University
Clinical Assistant Professor at Michigan State University
He has been involved in the education of residents from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He holds hospital appointments at George Washington Hospital, Bridgepoint Hospital, Inova Fairfax, Inova Mount Vernon, Sentara Hospital, and Pineview Future Care.
This clinical experience will expose you to a wide range of neurological problems. These include but are not limited to the following:
This four-week tele-rotation in neurology begins with an online orientation several days before the start date. The typical day is as follows:
9 AM to 9:30 AM: Presentations by students (typically assigned by the attending or his staff; usually a clinical question related to patient care that requires the student to search the literature or topic presentation)
9:30 AM to 1 PM: You will see patients with the attending via Zoom. The attending will enter the room and introduce the students to the patient. As the attending takes the history, he will involve the students. He will ask the students what they are thinking and what they would like to do. At times, he will have the students ask the patient questions. There may be opportunities for the student to interview the patient. Following the encounters, there will be time to reflect upon what you have seen with the team. This period of reflection and discussion will help ensure that you are making the most of the patient care experience.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking clinical experience in Neurology.
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.
Wondering how to do well during your neurology rotation? Read Dr. Desai's Article - How To Succeed in Your Neurology Rotation
"The doctor is very knowledgeable and caring with the patients. It is clear that he enjoys teaching and explaining to the students about the clinical cases...This rotation is a great opportunity to have a look at how a neurological consult looks like. We saw a variety of cases and...it was a good rotation."