new york cardiology

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We have multiple internal medicine rotations in New York City.

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new york Cardiology #1

 

outpatient US clinical experience
in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 126

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Where will the rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in the Bronx at the preceptor's office. You will be responsible for your own transportation.

Hours: Monday 10 AM to 6 PM; Wednesday 10 AM to 6 PM; Thursday 10 AM to 6 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 under the supervision of a board-certified cardiologist who is Clinical Associate Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He holds hospital privileges at the Jack D. Weiler Hospital of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he is involved in the education of cardiology fellows through hospital rounds and lectures. He is also on staff at Montefiore Medical Center, Jacobi Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. 

Over his 30 plus years in cardiovascular medicine, he has made contributions in multiple areas, including patient care, teaching, and research. He is accomplished in research and is the recipient of many grants. He has published extensively in journals and books and enjoys serving as a reviewer for cardiology journals. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved in patient care). This includes the following:​

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Entering chart notes in EMR (EHI EMR) 

  • Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Being involved in patient education.

  • Teaching other team members.

  • Have opportunities to give talks.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

At the end of your workday, after you have entered your notes in the EMR, the preceptor will review your documentation and make any necessary corrections and give feedback. He encourages his students to review his corrected notes so that they can see what improvements need to be made in their note-writing. Given the importance of documentation in the day to day work of residents in the U.S., this will be an excellent rotation to hone your written communication skills.

This preceptor will also push you to practice evidence-based medicine. You will learn about many studies in cardiology and how they form the basis for our treatment recommendations. Students rotating with this preceptor will also be given journal articles to read and learn how to appraise the literature in a critical manner. During your internal medicine residency, you will be expected to present articles during Journal Clubs and other conferences. Therefore, this experience will help you become a more effective presenter as you approach your residency training. 

As this preceptor is very academic, there may be opportunities to participate in research projects. The availability of these projects is at the discretion of the preceptors, and interested students are encouraged to discuss this with the preceptor early in the rotation. 

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine since cardiology problems are commonly encountered in these specialties.  

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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. 

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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

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new york Cardiology #2

outpatient US clinical experience
in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 179

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Where will the rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in New York City. Time will be spent at clinics in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. 

Hours: Monday 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM; Tuesday 8:30 AM to 1 PM or 9 AM to 5 PM (Tuesday hours vary depending upon the clinic he is assigned to for that particular Tuesday); Wednesday 8 AM to 5 PM; Thursday 3 PM to 7 PM. You will be responsible for your own transportation (if you do not have a car, you can travel to these locations by subway). Please note that the preceptor will confirm with you with every day the plan for the next day's schedule. 

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 under the supervision of a board-certified cardiologist who is Clinical Associate Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and works with internal medicine residents and cardiology fellows. This preceptor see patients at multiple locations.Residents and fellows may be present at some clinic locations. The attending physician holds hospital privileges at the Mount Sinai-affiliated hospitals which are spread over 8 campuses in New York City.  

Over nearly 15 years in cardiovascular medicine, this physician has made contributions in multiple areas, including patient care, teaching, and research. The preceptor is accomplished in research, has published work in leading medical journals, and presented the findings at national and international conferences. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved in patient care). This includes the following:​

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Being involved in patient education.

  • Teaching other team members.

  • Working with and understanding the roles and responsibilities of other healthcare professionals.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to participate in case reports or book chapters. The availability of these projects is at the discretion of the preceptor, and interested students are encouraged to discuss this with the preceptor early in the rotation. 

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine since cardiology problems are commonly encountered in these specialties.  

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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. 

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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

 

TESTIMONIALS

Kathleen

"The doctor is very knowledgeable in his area of expertise and he communicates this well to his patients. He listens and is very efficient. We took patient’s history, did physical assessment and entered it in the EMR. We presented cases to attending and discussed plan of care, diagnostic and treatment plan. We observed patient’s undergoing treadmill stress test, nuclear stress test. We also observed and were taught how to read nuclear myocardial perfusion test imaging." 

TESTIMONIALS

Mohammad

"I had an amazing time rotating with the doctor. He has practice locations throughout NYC and you get to see a very diverse population. The doctor is highly knowledgeable. He is very caring and approachable. He instills confidence in his students. Got to see a lot of procedures. The preceptor is very prompt to answer our questions. The preceptor also provided great insight for residency application. The staff at his practices were very friendly and provided a great learning environment. He is highly appreciated by his patients for his care. I would strongly recommend this rotation."

Happy Doctor

new york Cardiology #3

 

audition rotation in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 241

Where will this rotation take place: This inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in New York City.

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 3 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: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in cardiovascular medicine and interventional cardiology. This attending is an Assistant Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is on staff at Staten Island University Hospital where there is an IMG-friendly internal medicine residency program. As a graduate of the program, he is very close to program leadership, serves on the residency selection committee, interviews applicants for residency, and is willing to advocate for rotators that show strong work ethic, excellent teamwork, superb communication skills, and high degree of professionalism. Students who have rotated with him have secured interviews at the residency program and some have matched. As such, this clinical rotation is an audition rotation. 

This attending physician strongly believes in developing close relationships with his students. Therefore, he likes to only have a very small number of students at a time. Rotators will spend time in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Several days of the week will be spent entirely in the hospital observing procedures such as cardiac catheterizatons. The remaining time will be in the clinic where a range of patients with diverse cardiac conditions will be seen and evaluated. 

This clinical experience will be highly educational. Here is how a past rotator described his learning experience under this attending physician:

The doctor has a great enthusiasm for teaching and great ability to make the student understand medical concepts. His first words to me were you will have fun doing this rotation. On the first day, I was taught how to correctly read an ECG, identify the findings of MI, the expected area of hypokinesis on the echocardiogram, and which coronary artery is involved. From that time, he always brought up different subjects which I would be asked questions about and then he explained the topic in great detail. He can also push people to their best efforts. I was fortunate and surprised to be able to hear splits, murmurs, and their respiratory variations.  

Caring for patients with this attending physician will also allow you to observe his excellent bedside manner. Here is what one student said:

Besides knowing the patients individually and remembering their names and families, he has this knack of putting people at ease. I still remember when a middle-aged gentleman was brought to the ED for first time diagnosis of CHF. He was crying when he learned about his diagnosis but in around a minute and a half of his conversation with the doctor, he started smiling, feeling reassured. He explains issues in easy-to-understand language...

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved in patient care):

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  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Educating patients.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.​

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

You may have opportunities to attend the Clinical Case Conference at the hospital during which cardiology attendings, cardiothoracic surgery attendings, and cardiology fellows meet to discuss challenging cases to facilitate clincial decision-making.

 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in family medicine, internal medicine, or cardiology.

​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

TESTIMONIALS

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