OUTPATIENT EXternship IN internal medicine
Specialty: Internal Medicine
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 114
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:
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.
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.
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
"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)