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We have multiple internal medicine rotations in Washington DC.

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OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 114

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place 10 miles north of  Washington, DC. ​

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM; Friday 9 AM to 1 PM (plus two Saturdays per month 9 AM to 1 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 Internal Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Howard University School of Medicine. He has hospital privileges at Holy Cross Hospital. From time to time, he has medical students and residents from these two institutions rotating through his office. 

He has been educating future doctors for over 20 years, and has been recognized for his dedication to teaching. He is the recipient of a national teaching award from Alpha Omega Alpha. 

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:​

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  • You will take patient histories under supervision.

  • You will examine patients under supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will help to write or enter notes. 

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

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

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

​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 Internal Medicine. 

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​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.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Roy Ziegelstein (Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Former Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) about How to Match Successfully in Internal Medicine

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TESTIMONIALS

"The doctor is an excellent teacher, very knowledgeable, and passionate about patient care. He takes great care to involve students in patient care. I like when he asks me questions and gets me to think. I learned a lot and highly recommend rotating with him."

Salar (MD2B Connect Client)

"Excellent opportunity for those who seek hands on experience. The doctor treated me as an assistant to him rather than merely an observer. He encouraged me to participate in all areas of patient care. He discusses each and every patient we encounter in the clinic..Educates the patient thoroughly about their disease and works with the patient in treatment."

Jafrikh (MD2B Connect Client)

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Outpatient externship in internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 108

 

Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place 15 miles northeast of  Washington, DC. 

 

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 8 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 Internal Medicine. He holds hospital privileges at Anne Arundel Medical Center.  For years, he has been actively involved in the education of medical students and residents from different schools, including the Howard University College of Medicine.​

This preceptor sees many patients with chronic medical conditions, and this will be an excellent opportunity to see and take part in the care of these disease processes in the outpatient setting. He also has a deep focus on preventive medicine, and IMGs will be able to gain a better understanding of the role internal medicine physicians play in the prevention and early detection of disease. 

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:​

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

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Several days a week, you will be able to attend educational lunch programs. 

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​Please note that this is largely a clinical experience. However, for the motivated learner, there may be opportunities to participate in a project to improve the practice. These opportunities, if available, will be at the discretion of the preceptor. 

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

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​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.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Roy Ziegelstein (Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Former Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) about How to Match Successfully in Internal Medicine

TESTIMONIALS

"The doctor is an incredibly personal, warm, and respectful with all of his patients. He spends a great deal of time with every patient, teaches and educates them as he performs the H&P, empathizes with the patient's concerns, and really builds a strong physician-patient rapport with excellent bedside manner...This most definitely has been an excellent externship and one of my favorites. The doctor and his team really make you feel at home. He has gotten to know me at a personal level, genuinely shows you that he cares, and wants you to excel with all your future endeavors. The multitude and variety of cases and clinical encounters I was exposed to never left me bored."

Sapana (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor was an excellent preceptor. He was very interested in helping me learn and improve my clinical skills. He allowed me to interview patients independently, complete physical exams, and write SOAP notes. This was all excellent practice and training before residency. I am very happy MD2B placed me with him and would recommend his primary care clinic for future externs."

To start, schedule a free rotation discussion with Dr. Desai and his team

Mifrah (MD2B Connect Client)

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