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We have tele-rotations in multiple specialties. 

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

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psychiatry

 

tele-rotation IN psychiatry # 1

Specialty: Psychiatry 

 

​MD2B Connect Physician ID # 123

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: Rotation hours will include patient care on Monday (2:30 - 6 PM), Wednesday (2:30 - 8 PM), Friday (2:30 - 6:30 PM), and Saturday (11 AM - 3PM); there will be two hours of didactic/lectures and 8-10 hours of homework assignments per week (approximately 25 hours total per week)

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a psychiatrist who evaluates and manages the full spectrum of psychiatric disease. He is board-certified in the field through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. After completing his residency in psychiatry, he completed fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry. He holds staff appointments at St. Francis Hospital and Chicago Lakeshore Hospital. 

 

He has extensive experience educating international medical students and graduates. He strives to create a collaborative environment in which team members can not only work well together but also learn from each other while delivering high quality care to patients with mental health illnesses. 

The tele-rotation takes place by Zoom and will include:

  • Opportunity to observe patient encounters led by the physician

  • Opportunity to ask patients questions at the discretion of the physician

  • Discussion and question/answer with the physician following patient encounters

  • One-hour didactic/lecture sessions taking place between 9 AM and 10 AM twice per week

  • 8-10 hours homework assignments per week

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. 

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.

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

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psychiatry

 

tele-rotation IN psychiatry # 2

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: Monday - Thursday 5 PM to 7 PM; Friday - Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM

 

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. There will be opportunities to discuss the patient's case during the day. 

From Monday through Thursday, you will meet virtually from 5 PM to 7 PM with the preceptor for case presentations and in-depth discussions of psychiatric diseases. 

 

​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 patient care 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. 

 

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 that 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.

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

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internal medicine

 

tele-rotation IN Internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # TBD

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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.

Hours: Monday 10 AM to 1 PM; Tuesday 10 AM to 1 PM; Wednesday 9 AM to 4 PM; Thursday 2 PM to 6 PM; Friday 9 AM to 2 PM

​What you will do: This is a prevention/wellness rotation under the supervision of a board-certified internal medicine physician. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds staff privileges at AMITA Hinsdale and AMITA LaGrange Hospitals, both of which have residency programs. 

​Since this is a tele-prevention/wellness rotation, the attending will be teaching from multiple sites depending on his patient schedule. The student will be able to follow the physician regardless where he may be since the student will be learning from the comfort of their own laptop/desktop.

The preceptor has created a tele-rotation model that allows you to be actively involved in patient care. The patient will be physically present with the physician or his assistant in the physician's office, and you will be able to observe the encounter. The first week will largely be observation so that you can learn how the process works, the type of questions to ask in the history, etc. 

Once you become comfortable (usually in the second week), you will have the opportunity to take the history either in the presence of the physician or his assistant. If the physician is not present, then you will present the case to him after he enters the room. Following the encounter, you will be able to see how the assistant writes the note through screen share of the EMR.

You will also be asked to give topic presentations several times throughout the month.

You will also be able to interact with the preceptor and his team through a WhatsApp group. Through this group, you will be able to ask questions. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking patient care experience or observership in Internal Medicine or Family 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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radiology

 

tele-rotation in radiology

Specialty: Radiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 149

 

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: The attending is on a 7 days on and 7 days off schedule. During the 7 days on week, you will join the attending from 12 to 8 PM (U.S. Eastern Time Zone) three to four times per week for patient care. During the 7 days off, you will receive 3-4 hours of interactive lectures three times per week and 6 hours of lecture once per week (these sessions will be conducted by the attending or his assistant). Over a 4-week rotation, you can expect to have two weeks of patient care and two weeks of interactive lectures. 

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified radiologist who has completed multiple fellowships in radiology, including interventional radiology and neuroradiology. He has trained in radiology at the following institutions:

  • University of Texas Southwestern

  • University of Texas Medical Branch

  • Indiana University

  • University of Virginia

For several years, he served on the faculty in the Department of Radiology at the University of Missouri where he was actively involved in medical student and resident education. He enjoys mentoring and teaching the next generation of physicians. Although his practice is now based in Detroit, he continues to serve as a guest lecturer at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology. He is on staff at the following hospitals: Beaumont Hospital (Dearborn), Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital. 

Students will be exposed to a large number of interesting cases in addition to common pathologies and will gain solid radiology knowledge which will be a helpful tool throughout their medical career. 

 

During the experience:

  • The preceptor will discuss learning objectives with you at the start of the rotation.

  • ​You will have access to a large library of radiology cases from which to build your knowledge​

  • You will read studies of real patients with the preceptor (preceptor will present the age of the patient, relevant history, and indications for the test and then read the film while talking out loud what he sees; periodically, he will stop to go over important learning points, ask you questions, and invite you to ask your own questions).

  • You will have exposure to a wide range of imaging studies.

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

  • You may deliver talks about important topics.

  • You will take part in quizzes and learning modules to solidify and deepen your learning.

​​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking patient care experience in radiology. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, and surgery will also find this rotation particularly useful since radiologic imaging is an important part of diagnosis and management in these specialties. 

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 that 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.

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X-Ray Results

gastroenterology

 

tele-rotation in Gastroenterology

Specialty: Gastroenterology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 56

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. 

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Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM (U.S. Central Standard Time)

 

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified gastroenterologist. He is actively involved in the education of internal medicine residents at the Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He holds hospital appointments at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Presence Saint Joseph Hospital. 

 

You will see patients via Zoom together with the attending. The attending will lead the patient encounter but there may be opportunities to ask patients questions at the end of the encounter. At times, you will be asked to present patients and cases to the attending and this will help you sharpen your communication skills. 

 

You will also be expected to  deliver topic presentations. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking patient care experience in gastroenterology. Those seeking to pursue a career in family medicine, internal medicine, or general surgery will also find this experience useful as GI problems are common in these specialties. 

 

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. Please note that the letter will be written on hospital letterhead if requested by the student. 

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

TESTIMONIALS

"The doctor is very approachable. I felt welcomed and the whole rotation was very pleasant. He has given me a lot of opportunities to learn. I participate in seeing patients, reading their notes, and also attend many different kinds of meetings. He has given me opportunities to present cases, which is also very helpful." 

Yue (MD2B Connect Client)

Brain Scans

neurology

 

tele-rotation  in neurology

Specialty: Neurology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 131

 

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. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 1 PM 

 

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a highly regarded physician educator who is board certified in Neurology. He holds the following faculty appointments:

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  • Clinical Professor of Neurology at George Washington University

  • Clinical Assistant Professor at Michigan State University

 

He has been involved in the education of residents from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He holds hospital appointments at George Washington Hospital, Bridgepoint Hospital, Inova Fairfax, Inova Mount Vernon, Sentara Hospital, and Pineview Future Care. 

 

This clinical experience will expose you to a wide range of neurological problems. These include but are not limited to the following:

  • Epilepsy

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Myasthenia Gravis

  • Malignancy

  • Stroke

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Headache

This four-week tele-rotation in neurology begins with an online orientation several days before the start date. The typical day is as follows:

  • 9 AM to 9:30 AM: Presentations by students (typically assigned by the attending or his staff; usually a clinical question related to patient care ​that requires the student to search the literature or topic presentation)

  • 9:30 AM to 1 PM: You will see patients with the attending via Zoom. The attending will enter the room and introduce the students to the patient. As the attending takes the history, he will involve the students. He will ask the students what they are thinking and what they would like to do. At times, he will have the students ask the patient questions. There may be opportunities for the student to interview the patient. Following the encounters, there will be time to reflect upon what you have seen with the team. This period of reflection and discussion will help ensure that you are making the most of the patient care experience. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking patient care experience in Neurology. 

​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.​

Wondering how to do well during your neurology rotation? Read Dr. Desai's Article - How To Succeed in Your Neurology Rotation

TESTIMONIALS

"The doctor is very knowledgeable and caring with the patients. It is clear that he enjoys teaching and explaining to the students about the clinical cases...This rotation is a great opportunity to have a look at how a neurological consult looks like. We saw a variety of cases and...it was a good rotation."

Maria (MD2B Connect Client)

cardiology

 

tele-rotation in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 75

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. 

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Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 6 PM

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who has made significant contributions to the specialty of cardiology through patient care, research, and teaching. After completing his internal medicine residency, he completed fellowships in both cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and electrophysiology. He holds hospital staff appointments at Medical City Dallas and Medical City McKinney. 

During the first week of the four-week experience, students are oriented to the processes of the cardiology clinic by clinic staff and senior students. This includes how patients are seen and the type of history to obtain through phone calls with patients. Students are also oriented to the EMR (eClinicalWorks). 

In the second week, students take on increasing responsibility with patient care through taking histories under the supervision of clinic staff. Following histories taken over the phone, students are given the responsibility to type their notes in the EMR.

During the third and fourth weeks of the tele-rotation, as the student becomes more comfortable, there will be opportunities to evaluate more patients. In the third week, the student will be evaluating follow-up patients. In the fourth week, the student will be evaluating new patients to the clinic. 

The student's EMR notes will be reviewed by the attending, and feedback will be given primarily through a WhatsApp group. 

Note that this preceptor is very actively involved in research and there may be opportunities to take part and publish during the rotation. If the student has an interest in this area, this should be communicated to the preceptor at the beginning of the rotation. 

Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking careers in family medicine, internal medicine, and cardiology will find this rotation particularly useful. 

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. 

How will Dr. Desai be involved: Dr. Desai will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. He will be providing you with tools and resources to maximize your educational experience. He will also be checking in with the physician to ensure that the goals of the rotation are being met. 

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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