OUTPATIENT US Clinical Experience
IN family medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 95
Where will the rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in a suburb of Baltimore (20 miles south of downtown).
Hours: Monday - Wednesday 8 AM to 1 PM; Friday 8 AM to 1 PM; Every other Saturday 8 AM to 1 PM
Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.
What you will do: This is an outpatient US clinical experience during which you will be under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in Family Medicine. He holds hospital privileges at the University of Maryland 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 encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:
Taking patient histories under supervision.
Examining patients under supervision.
Writing or entering clinic or progress notes.
Having opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Educating the patient.
Teaching other team members.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
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 US clinical experience in Family Medicine.
How to obtain a letter of recommendation: The rotator should ask the preceptor for a LOR near the conclusion of the rotation. Dr. Desai has provided the physician with guidelines about best practices in letter writing that meet residency program requirements. 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."