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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.

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.

  • 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.


Attending is very active and helpful. She teaches the way to take the history, do the physical exam, and teaches the plan and assessment of the patient. Besides that, she teaches important topics every day. During this rotation, I was able to use electronic medical record, which I think is very helpful.


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