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We have multiple neurology rotations in New York City.

Please click on your rotation of interest below to learn more about the rotation

 

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OUTPATIENT US clinical experience
IN neurology

Specialty: Neurology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 170

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in New York City (Manhattan). One to two days per week may be spent in a satellite office in New Jersey near the George Washington Bridge).

Hours: Monday to Friday 9 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 an attending physician who is board-certified in two specialties: Internal Medicine and Neurology. Although the attending physician is doubly boarded, the practice is entirely neurology. The physician is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, and on staff at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, and Lennox Hill Hospital. The preceptor holds an Adjunct Clinical Professor position at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. 

This will be an excellent rotation for students interested in gaining exposure to common problems in neurology, including migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, and Parkinson's disease. The satellite location in New Jersey focuses on falls, ataxia, and dizziness. The preceptor is committed to teaching. Cases will be discussed as will interesting topics in neurology. Articles from the literature will often be the basis for discussion. 

The preceptor has educated international medical students and graduates from all over the world and enjoys supporting these future doctors as they pursue their professional goals. The preceptor typically has 1-2 students at a time.​

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US 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

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new york neurology #2

 

TESTIMONIALS

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"The doctor was knowledgeable and liked giving lectures from which I learnt a lot. He introduced about his clinic and US medical system. He was very humorous and easygoing. The whole experience was great. He did a lot of EMGs, so I learnt more about neuromuscular diseases and how EMG is done."

OUTPATIENT US Clinical experience 
IN neurology

Specialty: Neurology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 180

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in New York City. Please note that this preceptor has two offices. The offices are approximately one hour apart. Two days will be spent at one location and two days at the other location (you will not have to travel to both locations on the same day). 

Hours: Monday to Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of an attending physician who is board-certified in both neurology and psychiatry. The attending holds staff privileges at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Although the practice's larger focus is on patients with migraines and epilepsy, you will see patients with other neurological conditions including:

  • Dementia

  • Memory problems

  • Dizziness and vertigo

  • Headache

  • Neuropathy

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Movement disorders

  • Tremor

In addition to learning how to elicit an accurate neurological history, you will develop a deeper understanding of the indications for diagnostic testing in neurology. During the rotation, you will have the opportunity to observe neurologic tests and procedures, including EEG and EMG. By spending time with the technician, you will learn how these procedures are performed. 

​You will also see patients with psychiatric diseases. Since the two specialties are interconnected, the opportunity to evaluate patients with psychiatric disease is an added bonus of this rotation for students who are pursuing careers in neurology. Recognizing the importance of psychiatry in neurology clinical practice, the American Academy of Neurology has created a psychiatry curriculum for neurology residents, and this highlights the importance of gaining experience in psychiatry for the aspiring neurologist. 

The preceptor has educated international medical students and graduates from all over the world and enjoys supporting these future doctors as they pursue their professional goals. The preceptor typically has 4-5 students at a time.

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:​

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  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing progress notes (no EMR)

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

  • Being involved in patient education.

  • Giving talks. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US 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

To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with Dr. Desai and his team

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