OUTPATIENT EXternship IN family medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 50
Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Hours: Tuesday 9 AM to 5 PM; Wednesday Noon to 7 PM; Friday 9 AM to 6 PM; Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM
What you will do: This is not a shadowing observership experience. This will be a hands-on rotation. You will be under the supervision of a board-certified family medicine physician who cares for a largely underserved Spanish-speaking population. Most patients in his practice are uninsured and low income individuals. Please note that this rotation requires fluency in Spanish.
He completed his family medicine residency at the University of New Mexico. He is a passionate educator, and is dedicated to helping students reach their professional goals in medicine. He has helped many students from diverse backgrounds achieve their dreams of becoming physicians.
You will see patients in his office. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. You will do the following under supervision:
You will take patient histories.
You will perform exams under the physician's supervision.
You will present patients.
You will write or enter clinic notes.
You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
You will educate patients.
You will teach other team members. Since he has many premedical students working in his office, there are many opportunities to teach.
You will spend time with other healthcare professionals (diabetes educator, acupuncturist, homeopathy) in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care 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.
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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