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Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM
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.
This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in a suburb of Baltimore, Maryland (5 miles south of downtown).
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 preceptor has a passion for teaching, and enjoys having IMGs in the office. The doctor is actively involved in the education of residents from the Medstar Harbor Hospital internal medicine residency program. The physician has hospital privileges at Medstar Harbor Hospital and University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
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.
Helping write or enter progress notes.
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Delivering talks about important topics.
Teaching other team members.
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.
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
Dr. X is a kind and understanding primary care physician who leads her students, at a comfortable pace, into the first steps of community practice.