new york pediatrics

outpatient externship

in pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 96

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place in the Bronx (New York City).

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM (except Wednesday which is 8 AM to 1 PM)


What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in Pediatrics. She holds hospital privileges at the Montefiore Medical Center and Bronx Lebanon Hospital. 

She has decades of experiencing caring for children of all ages in one of the most diverse places in the U.S. For years, she has educated PA students and international medical students and graduates. She also used to have pediatric residents from Bronx Lebanon rotating through her office. 

This IMG physician has received tremendous joy from taking care of her patients. She has followed many patients from a young age to adulthood, and considers these patients her "children." Her caring and compassionate nature make her a favorite among her patients, and she has many outstanding patient care reviews. She is eager to continue educating future doctors in her practice. 

You will see patients in her office. 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):


  • You will take patient histories.

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter clinic progress notes.

  • You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will have opportunities to teach other team members.

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Although this position is largely clinical, there may be opportunities to take part in projects to improve the practice. Such opportunities, if available, will be presented to the rotator but at the preceptor's discretion. 

Please note that this preceptor requires rotators to complete HIPAA training prior to the rotation. You may take one of the following courses:


Rotators should send the certificate of completion following the course to us.


Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in pediatrics. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine will also find this rotation useful as the care of children is an important part of family medicine.

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.

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.

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Su-Ting Li (Associate Vice Chair for Education and Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at UC Davis) about How to Match Successfully in Pediatrics


"During my rotation with the doctor, her easy-going nature and flexibility encouraged me to gain more clinical confidence as well as going a long way in getting well acquainted, hands on, and comfortable with the EMR and how medicine is practiced in the states. This included but wasn’t limited to triaging patients, drawing blood samples, preparing and giving vaccinations, rapid strep throat culture, KOH preparation, and using the EMR."

Eiman (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor has been practicing for a very long time and has clearly built close relationships with some of the patients. She deeply cares about her patients and is passionate about what she does. She genuinely wants everyone to be happy and successful. The doctor wanted the students’ time to be productive so she encouraged us to interview, do the physical exam, and educate the patients."

Tim (MD2B Connect Client)

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PO Box 701344

Plymouth, Michigan 48170


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Last updated: January 10, 2020


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