orlando internal medicine

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SELECT YOUR ROTATION OF INTEREST

We have multiple internal medicine rotations in Orlando.

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

 

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty:Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 117

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation 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 care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved in patient care):​

  • You will take patient histories under supervision.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write notes.

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

  • You will educate patients under supervision.

  • You will spend 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 hands-on patient care experience in internal 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. 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

ORLANDO INTERNAL MEDICINE #1

TESTIMONIALS


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internal medicine #2

inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 133

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on inpatient and outpatient rotation 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. On average, this preceptor rounds on 30 hospitalized patients. 

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 an initial period 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 particularly in the clinic as the hospital does place some restrictions on what rotators can do):

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  • You will take patient histories.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will help write or enter progress notes.

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

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will deliver talks about important topics.

  • You will teach 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 hands-on patient care experience in internal 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. 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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TESTIMONIALS


"The doctor provided a very comfortable learning environment. She was understanding and encouraging. She demonstrated a depth of knowledge and had honest open dialogues with her patients." - Jinzy "This is a rotation where hands-on rotation is guaranteed. The doctor supports and trusts her students. She guides students to learn in the exam rooms where you can direclty practice history taking, physical exam, and observe assessment, planning, and counseling to patients with a wide spectrum of diseases. The doctor also allows students to be well trainined in the use of eClinicalWorks and be supportive and flexible in other aspects of clinical operations such as answering calls, performing EKG, requesting medical records, and scheduling patients." - Judy

"The doctor has a great team to work with. She is always able to teach you whatever you want to know. The environment is nice, you have the opportunity to see different kinds of patients and improve your communications skill in medicine."

- Mirtha





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internal medicine #3

 

inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 199

Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on inpatient and outpatient rotation will take place in Orlando, Florida. ​Please note that the hospital is approximately 6 miles from the clinic; you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation via car or ride share (Uber, Lyft).

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 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. He has been involved in educating students for years, having served as a preceptor for the Florida State University College of Medicine. He has also taught international medical graduates and nurse practitioners. He is an excellent role model for aspiring residents with very high patient care reviews that reflect his dedication to delivering compassionate care. He holds hospital privileges at AdventHealth and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is currently Assistant Chief of Medicine at a major hospital and will soon be Chief of Medicine. 

The day will begin with hospital rounds. Students will be expected to meet the preceptor at the hospital. Please note that rounds will be observational. After rounds are completed, you will see patients in his clinic where you will be actively involved in hands-on care under supervision. 

​​After an initial period of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership):

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  • You will take patient histories.

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

  • You will present patients.

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

  • You will work with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsbilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in internal medicine. 

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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. 

​​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

ORLANDO INTERNAL MEDICINE #3
TESTIMONIALS


"The doctor provided a very comfortable learning environment. She was understanding and encouraging. She demonstrated a depth of knowledge and had honest open dialogues with her patients." - Jinzy "This is a rotation where hands-on rotation is guaranteed. The doctor supports and trusts her students. She guides students to learn in the exam rooms where you can direclty practice history taking, physical exam, and observe assessment, planning, and counseling to patients with a wide spectrum of diseases. The doctor also allows students to be well trainined in the use of eClinicalWorks and be supportive and flexible in other aspects of clinical operations such as answering calls, performing EKG, requesting medical records, and scheduling patients." - Judy

"The doctor has a great team to work with. She is always able to teach you whatever you want to know. The environment is nice, you have the opportunity to see different kinds of patients and improve your communications skill in medicine."

- Mirtha





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