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We have multiple pathology rotations in New York City.

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Microscope

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outpatient experience

in pathology

Specialty: Pathology

MD2B Connect Physician ID #120

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Where will the rotation take place: This rotation will take place in Brooklyn at the physician's office.

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (except for Wednesday which is a day off). All time will be spent in Brooklyn with the exception of Monday when you will be at the Staten Island office. 

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience under the supervision of a board-certified pathologist who has held academic affiliations with NYU School of Medicine and the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. This pathologist's area of expertise is in fine needle aspiration of lesions, and has a high-volume referral practice. 

Learners will have the opportunity to observe the physician as he interacts with patients presenting with lesions of the thyroid gland, breast, and other tissues. Following the patient interview, the affected area is examined by ultrasound, a target site is identified, and then the FNA is performed. Observers will be able to see how the slide is prepared and then participate in sign out. In many cases, a diagnosis is established later that same day. 

For the motivated learner, there may be opportunities to participate in a project during the rotation. The availability of the project is at the discretion of the pathologist. 

Please note that this rotation is not the standard type of practice in pathology. It is a niche area, and the rotation is ideal for those who have a specific interest in thyroid disease since most patient encounters lead to FNA of thryoid lesions.

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking experience in Pathology. Other learners that may find this rotation appealing are aspiring endocrinologists as well as IMGs who wish to learn how to perform these FNA procedures in their native countries. 

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​Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter. 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.

NEW YORK PATHOLOGY #1

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outpatient experience

in pathology

Specialty: Pathology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 166

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Where will the rotation take place: This rotation will take place in New York City (in Westchester County approximately 30 miles north of Manhattan)) at the physician's office. Please note that the in-person rotation is not currently available. However, the preceptor does offer a virtual pathology telemedicine rotation. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 10 AM to 6:30 PM

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience under the supervision of a pathologist who is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. The pathologist is an active member of multiple professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the College of American Pathologists. The preceptor is a passionate educator with considerable experience educating and mentoring international medical students and graduates. 

This will be a very interactive rotation during which you will be involved in a range of activities. Your mornings will be spent with pathology technicians receiving and processing tissue specimens for analysis. An understanding of tissue processing is essential to your future practice of pathology, and your morning activities will introduce you to the steps that are taken before slides are read. You will appreciate the effort and technique required for proper processing, and learn how mistakes in this process can be disastrous. You will also have the opportunity to observe how technicians perform gross examinations (macroscopic examination) and the importance and role of these examinations in the diagnostic process. 

In the afternoon, you will review the prepared slides with the attending physician. You will have the opportunity to learn about the patient's clinical presentation, and how to interpret the microscopic findings in the context of the presentation. Differential diagnoses will be discussed, and reading assignments will be given based on cases seen that day. For interested students, there may be opportunities to practice documentation by generating the written pathology report. Reports are generated following a two-day process: on the first day, light microscopy and immunofluorescence are the focus. On the second day, the focus will shift to electron microscopy. 

You will have the opportunity to deliver a topic presentation during the last week of your rotation. 

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking experience in Pathology. 

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​Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter. 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.

Scientist in Laboratory

new york pathology #2

 

NEW YORK PATHOLOGY #2

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