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Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM
Please note that the hours listed above include formal activities (e.g., microscopy session with faculty, conferences [consensus conference, tumor board, journal club, etc.] and independent study time to work on daily/weekly assignments and end-of-rotation presentation.
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.
Location: Los Angeles
You will be rotating through a hospital approximately 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles.
Combined Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Pathology
What you will do:
You will work directly with a physician who is a board-certified pathologist. This physician is a well-regarded educator, mentor, and leader, and holds a faculty appointment as an Associate Clinical Professor at a major academic medical center. The attending is involved in the education of pathology fellows. Please note that there is a $100 hospital fee that is the responsibility of the rotator.
Rotators will be able to experience the following during this rotation:
One-on-one “on the scope” microscopy session with the faculty mentor
Slide session with surgical pathology fellow
Consensus conference (daily)
Other departmental didactic conferences/lectures
Online resources that will be utilized during this rotation include:
Daily/weekly assignments will be given to the rotator to enhance their learning experience. The rotator will be expected to present an interesting case or journal article at the end of the rotation.
Opportunities to work on a project or case report may be available to interested students. Please note that the availability of such projects is at the discretion of the attending. Students interested in participating should let the attending know early in their rotation.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in pathology should consider this rotation.
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.