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Monday 8 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday & Wednesday 9 AM to 5 PM; Thursday & Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Please note that the hospital component of the clinical experience will take place one day per week for 1-2 hours at a time. The preceptor is usually but not always on call one weekend of every month. Rotators interested in joining the preceptor for hospital rounds should inform the preceptor at the start of the rotation. Please note this on call rounding is optional. 

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: Baltimore

This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland (15 miles south of downtown).

Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Internal Medicine

What you will do:

You will be under the supervision of an experienced physician educator who is board certified in Internal Medicine. The attending has many years of experience educating international medical students and graduates. As an IMG, the preceptor was fortunate to rotate with dedicated mentors before residency. The physician is now committed to offering the next generation of IMG physicians the same opportunities. The attending holds hospital appointments at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Medstar Harbor Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Howard County General Hospital.

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Helping write or enter progress notes.

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

  • Educating patients.

  • Delivering talks about important topics.

  • Teaching other team members.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals (nurse practitioners and social workers) in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.

The activities above will mostly take place in the outpatient setting. As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in internal medicine.

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.


The rotation was an invaluable experience that helped me gain experience of working in the US healthcare system. Dr. X is a great clinician. His clinical expertise is excellent and his ability to form relations with patients is unparalleled. He is very friendly with his staff and never once did I feel nervous working under him. He is considerate and is always willing to clear my doubts.


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