OUTPATIENT EXPERIENCE IN DERMatology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 91
Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation 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
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 care. This includes the following:
You will take patient histories.
You will examine patients under supervision.
You will present patients.
You will have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
You will be involved in patient education.
You will spend 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 hands-on clinical experience in Dermatology.
Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter. 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.
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