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Monday 9 AM to 5 PM (Manhattan Office); Tuesday - Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM (Brooklyn Office). Please note the preceptor sometimes sees patients on the weekends but this varies from week to week (rotators should discuss the weekend schedule with the preceptor at the start of the rotation).

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: New York

This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in two locations - Brooklyn and Manhattan (New York City).

Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Pediatrics

What you will do:

You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in Pediatrics. The preceptor holds hospital privileges at Maimonides Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Weill Cornell. The physician is presently Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Pediatrician at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Maimonides Medical Center.

The doctor has practiced pediatrics in different settings and countries. The physician's career began as a pediatric hospitalist before the doctor established an outpatient practice in New York City where doctor splits time between Manhattan and Brooklyn offices. In the past, the physician was actively involved in the education of pediatrics residents at Maimonides Medical Center.

Because the preceptor has a background in both Western medicine and traditional and complementary medicine, this is an excellent opportunity to learn how to deliver holistic and evidence-based care utilizing either or both approaches. An increasing number of pediatric residency programs are incorporating complementary therapy in their curriculum in response to heightened demands for these services from parents and children. You will gain knowledge and experience in speaking to patients about lifestyle, yoga, and herbs among other treatment modalities.

During your experience, you will learn the following U.S. medical practices under the preceptor’s supervision:

  • Taking patient histories (escort patients to the room, check vitals, take HPI, enter info into EMR).

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Entering clinic progress notes into the EMR (eClinicalWorks).

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

  • Have opportunities to teach other team members.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in pediatrics. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine will also find this rotation useful as the care of children is an important part of family 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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