san francisco psychiatry

outpatient experience

in psychiatry

Specialty: Psychiatry

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 77

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient rotation will take place in the San Francisco area. Please note that transportation will be required as this physician preceptor has multiple offices in the San Francisco area. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 5 PM


What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University. He has held multiple leadership roles, having served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at a community hospital and President of several medical and psychiatric organizations. He has also been invited to speak as a visiting professor at different institutions. He is dedicated to delivering high quality patient care, and is the recipient of multiple awards for compassionate care. 

You will be a part of a multidisciplinary team that includes psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, neuropsychologists, psychotherapists, and counselors. 

​After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care:

  • You will help the psychiatrist take patient histories.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will help the psychiatrist write or enter clinic progress notes.

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

  • You will educate patients.

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

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

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, or participating in ongoing research on transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). 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 patient care experience in psychiatry. Those seeking to enter careers in family medicine or internal medicine may also find this rotation useful as primary care physicians are often the initial point of contact for patients with mental health conditions. 

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. Please note that, in some cases, preceptors may ask their students to submit 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:



Do you allow pets?

We allow up to two cats per unit. Cats must be spayed or neutered and be up to date on their shots.

Does the rent include any utilities?

Yes, your rent includes gas (heat and hot water), trash, and water. You pay your electric only.

Do you require a security deposit?

Yes, we require a security deposit equal to one month's rent. Half of this amount is due within three (3) business days of your application being accepted and the other half is due before you receive your keys.

Do you have an apartment available?

Availability changes frequently. Please contact us via phone or email to discuss what we currently have available for rent.

What school district are you in?

We are located in the Greece Central School District. Students who live at Greenleaf Meadows typically attend:
- English Village Elementary School - Lakeshore Elementary School - Arcadia Middle School - Arcadia High School

Do you have a fitness center?

We do have a fitness center on-site, which is available to all residents. Due to COVID-19, the fitness center is currently operating under restricted hours, occupancy, and protocols.

Do you have models that I can visit?

Due to COVID-19, our models are currently closed to in-person traffic. However, we have created detailed video tours of both models and vacant apartments, which can be found here.

(Click on the arrow at right)
To start, schedule a free rotation discussion with Dr. Desai and his team

Get your FREE 

100+ page excerpt of

The Successful Match


MD2B Connect

PO Box 701344

Plymouth, Michigan 48170


Tel and WhatsApp: +1 (248) 595-2638

Name *

Email *



  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black LinkedIn Icon
  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon



Last updated: January 10, 2020


The information contained on the MD2B Connect website (the "Service") is only intended as an informational guide for some aspects of the U.S. medical education and training process. Any recommendations and information provided is based on MD2B Connect’s best and latest knowledge of the U.S. medical system. The information is provided with positive intention and without bias. Each individual situation is unique, and many factors are outside of our control, therefore MD2B Connect cannot guarantee specific outcomes from our Service.


In no event shall MD2B Connect be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. MD2B Connect reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice. MD2B Connect does not warrant that the website is error free or free of viruses or other harmful components.

© 2021 by MD2B Connect