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Monday – Friday 7:30 AM to 4 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: New York

This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in New York City at multiple locations (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island).

Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Plastic Surgery

What you will do:

You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in plastic surgery. The physician is on staff at multiple hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital, NYU, Mt. Sinai, and Nassau University Medical Center. The preceptor is actively involved in the education of plastic surgery residents at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook. The attending has also taught PA and medical students from NYU and Hofstra.

Cases seen in the outpatient practice are split evenly between cosmetic and reconstructive cases. Topics learners should read about to maximize their learning in this rotation include:

  • Sutures and knot tying

  • Wound healing

  • Grafts and flaps

  • Skin and subcutaneous disease

  • Breast surgery

  • Pressure sores

  • Local anesthetics

  • Facial trauma

  • Facial aesthetics

  • Aesthetic surgery/body contouring

  • Chest/abdominal reconstruction

  • Lower extremity reconstruction

  • Burn reconstruction

  • Microsurgery

Please note that this physician is a member of a large group of plastic surgeons. A small part of your total time in this rotation will be spent with colleagues in the group.

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

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Observing cases in the operating room

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

  • 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 plastic surgery.

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!


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