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Monday - Friday 10 AM to 6:30 PM (Eastern Time Zone)

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: Telerotation

This is a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. Therefore, you can take part in this rotation from anywhere in the world. Please note that this rotation is currently only available for September 2024.

Telerotation in Pathology

What you will do:

This is an outpatient experience under the supervision of a pathologist who is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and is based in the New York City area. The pathologist is an active member of multiple professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the College of American Pathologists. The preceptor is a passionate educator with considerable experience educating and mentoring international medical students and graduates.

This will be a very interactive rotation during which you will be involved in a range of activities. Your mornings will be spent with pathology technicians receiving and processing tissue specimens for analysis. An understanding of tissue processing is essential to your future practice of pathology, and your morning activities will introduce you to the steps that are taken before slides are read. You will appreciate the effort and technique required for proper processing, and learn how mistakes in this process can be disastrous. You will also have the opportunity to observe how technicians perform gross examinations (macroscopic examination) and the importance and role of these examinations in the diagnostic process.

In the afternoon, you will review the prepared slides with the attending physician. You will have the opportunity to learn about the patient's clinical presentation, and how to interpret the microscopic findings in the context of the presentation. Differential diagnoses will be discussed, and reading assignments will be given based on cases seen that day.

You will have the opportunity to deliver a topic presentation during the last week of your rotation.

Please note that during peak periods (summer months) that this preceptor may have as many as 10 students at a time. However, the preceptor is a gifted educator who has developed processes to ensure the development of strong relationships with all rotating students.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking clinical experience in Pathology.

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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