MD2B Connect Physician ID #120
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.
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.
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.
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