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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.

Location: Baltimore

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.

  • 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.

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.

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


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.


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