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psychiatry

tele-rotation IN psychiatry # 1

Specialty: Psychiatry

 

​MD2B Connect Physician ID # 45 

 

Where will this rotation take place: This is a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. Therefore, you can take part in this rotation from anywhere in the world.

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 5 PM to 7 PM; Friday - Saturday 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 psychiatrist who evaluates and manages the care of patients with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, anxiety, and substance abuse. She provides psychiatric care for both children (> 5 years) and adults. She completed her residency at the National Institutes of Mental Health and St. Elizabeth Hospital. She holds a staff appointment at Doctors Community Hospital.  Previously, she served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Laurel Regional Hospital. 

On Friday and Saturday, you will able to listen in on encounters between the physician and patients with mental health illness. Typically, the physician sees 20 patients per day - a combination of follow-up appointments and new patient evaluations. You will be actively involved during these patient encounters. You will be able to take histories during which you will inquire about symptoms, assess response to treatments, ask about side effects, etc., under the physician's supervision. There will be opportunities to discuss the patient's case during the day. Please note that these are audio calls. 

From Monday through Thursday, you will meet virtually from 5 PM to 7 PM via Zoom with the preceptor for case presentations and in-depth discussions of psychiatric diseases. During this time, students will present cases and topics, and the entire team will engage in discussion. Following that, the physician preceptor will give an overview of the patients that she saw that day, including diagnosis, treatment, and important learning points. She will ask students to read about these patients and then ask questions the following day about anything from the readings.

 

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

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Rotators should send the certificate of completion to us. A background check is also required. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking clinical experience in psychiatry. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful since mental health problems are common in outpatient and inpatient practice. 

 

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.

Listen to Dr. Desai's Interview (Part 1 and 2) with Dhruv Gupta Who Recently Matched into Psychiatry:

TESTIMONIALS

Maged

"The doctor is very knowledgeable and has a long time clinical experience in the field. She was a great source for both clinical and theoretical information. She aslo provided some helpful tips in best ways of communicating with patients especially hard-to-deal-with ones. She gave us chances to present about case studies or important topics which was a great drive to read, learn and gain confidence. She is also good at providing feedback –both positive and negative- that helped me develop better skills."

Stressed Woman

psychiatry #2

Tele-rotation in psychiatry # 2

Specialty: Psychiatry

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 163

 

Where will this rotation take place: This is a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. Therefore, you can take part in this rotation from anywhere in the world.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM to 7 PM  (some days you will finish a bit earlier)

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 physician who completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Michigan. After residency, he completed two fellowships - one in addiction psychiatry and the other in child and adolescent psychiatry. As a faculty member at both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, he is actively involved in the education of U.S. medical students who rotate with him in his outpatient practice. He is also called upon to lecture at the medical school. 

Please note that this is not a shadowing observership. You will be actively involved in patient care via either Zoom or audio calls. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. Then you will begin to take histories under the preceptor's supervision. Once you have demonstrated the skills to take histories, you will then be allowed to conduct independent interviews with patients. Your responsibilities are listed below. 

  • You will take histories

  • You will develop evidence-based therapeutic plans.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write progress notes.

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

  • You may deliver talks about important topics.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

​​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking clinical experience in psychiatry. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics will also find this rotation particularly useful since mental health problems are common in these specialties. 

 

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. Please note that this letter of recommendation will be written on hospital letterhead.

 

​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.

TESTIMONIALS

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