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Monday to Wednesday 9 AM to 9 PM; Friday 9 AM to 9 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: Atlanta

This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Internal Medicine

What you will do:

You will be under the supervision of a board-certified internal medicine physician who is on staff at Emory Midtown Hospital and Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. As an international medical graduate, this preceptor is very sensitive to the challenges that IMGs face in establishing their careers in the U.S. The doctor aims to give each learner an immersive experience to help build important clinical skills. Many of the doctor's past students have entered residency, and the doctor is proud to now call them colleagues.

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.

  • Writing or entering clinic notes

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

  • Educating patients.

  • Teaching other team members.

During this clinical experience, there will be an emphasis on acquiring best practices in note writing. This preceptor is known for the quality of written documentation and spends considerable time with learners to help them build skills in this important area. During residency, you will be responsible for accurately documenting your findings and thoughts in the chart and your work will be reviewed by your attending physicians. There is significant evidence that shows that errors are common in resident notes, including admission notes, progress notes, and discharge notes. Since effective documentation is a core competency for entering residency, this rotation will be particularly useful for learners seeking to strengthen this essential skill.

Please note that during peak periods (Apr-Aug) the doctor may have 10 students at a time.

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.


Dr. X is an amazing doctor. The biggest thing I learnt from him was patient interaction. Never seen patients loving their doctor so much. Truly the best to learn communication from! He is a great influence to students because he demonstrates how he keeps his patients above everything else. He also gives constructive feedback to his students and remembers details so well. He would always go out of the way to teach us and give the experience we need. He is also very understanding and cooperative when it comes to team work in the hospital, which is something that highly impressed me. It is unbelievable how he manages so much in a day. He also always made sure we learn about the patients we see and taught us how notes are typed
in the healthcare system. It was truly the best rotation I had in the US. Thank you so much for this!


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