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raleigh-durham cardiology

inpatient/outpatient US clinical Experience
in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 79

Where will this rotation take place: This inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Greensboro, North Carolina (1 hour from Raleigh).

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 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 cardiology. He is on staff at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hosppital.  He is actively involved in the education of family medicine residents at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. Residents rotate with him during their cardiology elective, and he lectures to them regularly. 

This rotation will take place in his cardiac center. You will also accompany the preceptor for rounds in the hospital and be able to observe procedures in the inpatient setting. 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):


  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic progress notes.

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

  • Educating patients.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.​

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

You may have opportunities to attend Noon Lecture at the hospital with family medicine and internal medicine residents. 

Although this position is largely clinical, there may be opportunities to take part in projects to improve the practice. Examples include creating patient care handouts or informational pages for the practice website as well as participation in ongoing research projects. Such opportunities, if available, will be presented to the rotator but at the preceptor's discretion. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in family medicine, internal medicine, or cardiology.

​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



"The doctor has a very good bedside manner. He is very knowledgeable. He takes the time to explain the subject/disease to both patients and student. He is up-to-date with current/new studies and drugs/treatment options. He asks you challenging questions that make you think. You will be able to improve your auscultation skills."

To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with the MD2B Connect team
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