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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.

During your experience, you will learn the following U.S. medical practices 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.


Rotating with Dr X was a wonderful experience. From day one, he made sure we were involved in patient care by giving us the opportunity to take patients’ clinical histories, perform physical examination and present their cases to him. I truly felt like I was part of the team, and everyone at the clinic is extremely efficient and friendly. I’ve learned so much over the past four weeks. The preceptor has a truly special bond with his patients, and it’s beautiful to witness the way he cares for them. He is an amazing mentor, taking the time to answer questions and explain the patient’s management. He is very welcoming and patient. I’m really gonna miss my days at this rotation.


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