washington dc dermatology

OUTPATIENT US clinical EXPERIENCE
IN DERMatology

Specialty: Dermatology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 91

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Where will the rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Washington, DC. Please note this rotation involves time spent at two different locations. Therefore, transportation will be needed (either your own or via Uber or Lyft).

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 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.

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a group of four highly dedicated dermatologists with expertise in general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and Mohs surgery.  

Collectively, this group has decades of experience providing high quality skin care to a diverse patient population. Members have been recognized as Top Doctors in Washington DC. The group has also been actively involved in educating dermatology and family medicine residents from Inova Fairfax Hospital and Georgetown University. 

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.

  • Examining patients under supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Being involved in patient education.

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

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to take part in projects to improve the physician's practice. Please note that the availability of these projects is at the discretion of the preceptor. 

 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Dermatology. 

​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.

TESTIMONIALS

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To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with Dr. Desai and his team