Family at a Beach

washington dc family medicine

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN family medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 95


Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place 20 miles north of  Washington, DC. 


Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in Family Medicine. He holds hospital privileges at Baltimore Washington Medical Center and Anne Arundel Medical Center.  For years, he has been actively involved in the education of international medical students from different schools. The preceptor describes his rotation in the following manner:

I have been in practice for over 30 years...I have a large amount of patients with different diagnoses so students have a very wide spectrum to learn from. Our staff is very friendly, and are willing to learn from and work with new students. They value the opportunity. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved in patient care). This includes the following:​


  • You will take patient histories under supervision.

  • You will examine patients under supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter clinic or progress notes.

  • You will have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will educate the patient. 

  • You will teach other team members.

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

You may be able to attend educational lunch and dinner programs. 


Please note that this is a purely clinical experience. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on clinical experience in Family Medicine. 


​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.



"The doctor is a passionate and caring physician who is an expert in preventive medicine. His patients have a deep level of trust and respect that I hope to achieve with my own patients one day. Was very patient and very approachable with students and staff. Definitely one of the most professional and funnest offices I have had the chance to rotate in. Highly recommend this rotation to future clinicians wishing to obtain family medicine residency and career." - Raj "The doctor has a great office staff that is very friendly. He has a large pool of patients that he sees weekly...also allows students to draw blood, give immunizations, as well as vitamin B12 injections to patients - that was a wonderful way to advance upon these clinical skills and gain more practice." - Sapana

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