Outpatient US clinical experience
in internal medicine
Specialty: Internal Medicine
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 174
Where will the rotation take place: This US clinical experience will take place 15 miles west of Newark, New Jersey.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4 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: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in Internal Medicine. The preceptor holds hospital privileges at Overlook Hospital. The physician has extensive experience teaching medical students and residents and was formerly a Clinical Associate Professor at Seton Hall University.
This preceptor believes in the delivery of cost-conscious healthcare with a focus on using the history and exam to guide the proper ordering of diagnostic testing. You will learn how to practice patient-centered care with an emphasis on going above and beyond for patients, as you would want and expect from your own physician. New patient evaluations will be extensive, often lasting 1-2 hours.
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:
Taking patient histories under supervision.
Examining patients under supervision.
Assisting the preceptor with the EMR (Patient Fusion).
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Internal Medicine.
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.
Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Roy Ziegelstein (Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Former Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) about How to Match Successfully in Internal Medicine
"The doctor's clinical astuteness, desire to teach & ability to explain concepts with clear & concise reasoning are beyond exceptional. Furthermore, he is not only extremely patient but actively fosters an ideal educational environment to facilitate the learning process. His ability to teach bedside medicine in a way that allowed me to touch, listen & inspect his patient while making them feel comfortable & at ease is above admirable. For example, I expressed my insecurity in being able to appreciate cardiac auscultation abnormalities & with every patient that had a cardiac abnormality he not only pointed it out but described exactly what to listen for at the bedside to allow for recognition."