tele-rotation in pathology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 166
Where will the rotation take place: This is a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. Therefore, you can take part in this rotation from anywhere in the world. Please note that this rotation is only available from May through October.
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 AM to 6:30 PM (Eastern Time Zone)
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 under the supervision of a pathologist who is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and is based in the New York City area. The pathologist is an active member of multiple professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the College of American Pathologists. The preceptor is a passionate educator with considerable experience educating and mentoring international medical students and graduates.
This will be a very interactive rotation during which you will be involved in a range of activities. Your mornings will be spent with pathology technicians receiving and processing tissue specimens for analysis. An understanding of tissue processing is essential to your future practice of pathology, and your morning activities will introduce you to the steps that are taken before slides are read. You will appreciate the effort and technique required for proper processing, and learn how mistakes in this process can be disastrous. You will also have the opportunity to observe how technicians perform gross examinations (macroscopic examination) and the importance and role of these examinations in the diagnostic process.
In the afternoon, you will review the prepared slides with the attending physician. You will have the opportunity to learn about the patient's clinical presentation, and how to interpret the microscopic findings in the context of the presentation. Differential diagnoses will be discussed, and reading assignments will be given based on cases seen that day.
You will have the opportunity to deliver a topic presentation during the last week of your rotation.
Please note that during peak periods (summer months) that this preceptor may have as many as 10 students at a time. However, the preceptor is a gifted educator who has developed processes to ensure the development of strong relationships with all rotating students.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking clinical experience in Pathology.
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.
"This rotation is very helpful for those pursuing pathology residency in the U.S. The preceptor is a very knowledgeable person with a full of passion for teaching and mentoring trainees. Even though the tele-rotation, this rotation is well-structured with opportunities to observe grossing and lab management in the morning and participate in sign-out in the afternoon."