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Monday - Friday 9 AM - 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: Chicago

This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in two locations. The physician preceptor has one office 12 miles south of downtown Chicago and another office 25 miles south of downtown Chicago. Please note that you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation (personal vehicle, Uber or Lyft, or Chicago trains).

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 at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, St. Bernard Hospital, and Ingalls Memorial Hospital.  The preceptor is an experienced educator having taught and mentored international medical students and nurse practitioners in his practice for years. The doctor is a strong believer in having students become actively involved in patient care.

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.

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

  • Educating patients.

  • 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.


"I enjoyed my rotation with the doctor. I was able to see patients, do physical exams and assessments under supervision. It's a good opportunity to learn and experiment with US medical healthcare. He is a very approachable physician, he explains some useful tips for residency, and discusses topics seen in consultation. He has good bedside manners and explained methodology for notes."


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