atlanta family medicine

OUTPATIENT EXPERIENCE IN family medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 134

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient rotation will take place in Atlanta.

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Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM; Friday 9 AM to 3 PM (please note that there may be one weekend per month where there will be opportunity to take care of patients)

 

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a highly experienced family physician known for the relationships he buiilds with his patients. He has educated international medical graduates from all over the world, and is dedicated to helping learners grow through experiences in his practice. Recognizing that learners are at different stages in their education, he encourages them to share what they hope to get from their clinical experience. He feels that this is an important conversation to ensure that he is able to meet the needs of each learner. 

Notable features of his background include:

  • ​Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Morehourse School of Medicine

  • Former Clinical Dean of an international medical school

In his family medicine office, you will see a largely adult population presenting with acute disease and chronic illness. Although most of your time will be in his office, you will also visit a mental health center once a week to provide primary care to patients with psychiatric problems, including depression, bipolar disorder, shizophrenia, and ADHD. Since most patients with psychiatric disease will initially present to their primary care physician, he believes that this is an important part of his rotation. 

This preceptor is also involved in the care of foster children. There may be opportunities to visit foster care centers during the rotation to provide health care to a group that often lacks it. This will be an excellent opportunity to understand the health challenges these patients face due to their backgrounds. 

You may also have the opportunity to visit the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia where the preceptor serves as Medical Director. This will give you a better understanding of how family medicine physicians can impact organizations in the community. Students may also learn how to perform hemoglobin electrophoresis in the foundation's lab. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care under supervision:​

  • You will take patient histories. 

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter notes. 

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

  • You will educate patients.

  • 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 you will also be asked to give a presentation at the end of the rotation. 

 

Who should consider this rotation: IMG 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. 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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PO Box 701344

Plymouth, Michigan 48170

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Last updated: Nov 13th, 2018

 

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