orlando internal medicine

internal medicine #1

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We have multiple internal medicine rotations in Orlando.

Please click on your rotation of interest below to learn more about the rotation

 

OUTPATIENT US clinical experience
IN internal medicine

Specialty:Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 117

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place 80 miles northwest of Orlando, Florida.

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Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 6 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: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified internal medicine physician. He holds hospital privileges at Citrus Memorial Hospital and Bayfront Seven Rivers Health. Of note, several years ago, Citrus Memorial Hospital started a new internal medicine residency program. Many of their residents are international medical graduates. Please note that this preceptor is not part of the residency program but rotating in the area may allow for networking with the program. 

 

This physician is a preceptor to medical students from Florida State University as well as PA students from Lincoln Memorial University, and enjoys teaching students. In addition to caring for patients in the office, you may be able to accompany the preceptor to area nursing homes. 

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.

  • Performing exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing notes.

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Educating patients under supervision.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that this is a clinical position. 

 

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.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

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

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internal medicine #2

inpatient/OUTPATIENT US clinical Experience 
IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 133

Where will this rotation take place: This inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Orlando, Florida. ​

Hours: Monday - 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: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She has a passion for teaching, and enjoys having IMGs in her practice. She holds hospital privileges at Advent Health and Orlando Health. The typical schedule is one week in the clinic followed by one week in the hospital. In a typical rotation, you can expect to spend two weeks in the clinic and two weeks in the hospital. During the hospital component of the rotation, you will be under the supervision of one of the preceptor's colleagues. On average, you will round on 30 hospitalized patients with the team. During the inpatient weeks, you are welcome to return to the clinic after rounds for additional clinical exposure.  

Please note that while Advent Health has an internal medicine residency program, this opportunity does not involve patient care with resident physicians. You will be working directly with the attending physician. You may have opportunities to attend teaching conferences such as Noon Conference and Grand Rounds but this will be at the discretion of the preceptor. . 

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You will see patients in the hospital and in her office. 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:​

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  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Helping write or enter progress notes.

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Educating patients.

  • Delivering talks about important topics.

  • Teaching other team members.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may also be opportunities to work on a project to improve the physician's practice. Please note that the availability and exact nature of the project will be at the discretion of the preceptor. Students should make their interest in this area known to the preceptor early in the rotation. 

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.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

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

 

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internal medicine #3

 

inpatient US clinical Experience 
IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 232

Where will this rotation take place: This inpatient US clinical experience will take place in Orlando, Florida. ​

Hours: Monday - Friday 7 AM to 2-3 PM (day may end at 7 PM when the doctor is on call). Please note this doctor may work for 7-12 days consecutively before having 2 days off. What this means is that you may be rotating in the hospital on some weekend days.

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: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in Internal Medicine. Over 15 years practicing hospital medicine, he has enjoyed teaching international medical graduates. He holds hospital appointments at hospitals within the AdventHealth System. On average, you will round on approximately 18 patients per day with the attending physician. 

Two to three patients will be assigned to you and you will be expected to follow these patients from admission to discharge. You will arrive in the morning to complete prerounds with a focus on gathering patient information from the overnight period which you will then present to the attending during attending rounds. This preceptor strongly believes in collegiality and cooperation with nursing staff in the delivery of patient care. Therefore, part of your prerounds will involve discussions with nurses about the events that have occurred overnight, including their perspectives and concerns. This will be an excellent way to build your skills in interprofessional communication. Since residency programs value students who have these skills, this will enhance your strength as a residency candidate. 

Following this, you will continue prerounds by interviewing your 2-3 assigned patients. You will inquire about the symptoms that brought them to the hospital and any new symptoms or concerns they have. You will then present this information in a structured manner during attending rounds. This will help you hone essential skills in presenting cases. After you discuss your proposed assessment and plan, you will see the patient together to finalize the day's plan. During these discussions, the attending will share important teaching pearls. You will also be asked to interpret patient information and answer the question, "What would you like to do next for this patient?" Following the patient encounter, the attending will update the EMR with the patient's progress note and enter orders. 

When the doctor is on call, you can participate in the evaluation of new patient admissions through the Emergency Department. Please note that in the ED you will spend time with the nurse practitioner who is heavily involved in the admissions process. Please note that while AdventHealth has an internal medicine residency program, this opportunity does not involve patient care with resident physicians. You will be working directly with the attending physician. 

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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.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Educating patients.

  • Delivering talks about important topics.

  • Teaching other team members.

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.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

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

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials Coming Soon!

To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with Dr. Desai and his team