OUTPATIENT US clinical experience
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
"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."