tele-rotation in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 75

Where will this rotation take place: This is a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. Please note that this experience is only available to students in the U.S.


Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 6 PM

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who has made significant contributions to the specialty of cardiology through patient care, research, and teaching. After completing his internal medicine residency, he completed fellowships in both cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and electrophysiology. He holds hospital staff appointments at Medical City Dallas and Medical City McKinney. 

During the first week of the four-week experience, students are oriented to the processes of the cardiology clinic by clinic staff and senior students. This includes how patients are seen and the type of history to obtain through phone calls with patients. Students are also oriented to the EMR (eClinicalWorks). 

In the second week, students take on increasing responsibility with patient care through taking histories under the supervision of clinic staff. Following histories taken over the phone, students are given the responsibility to type their notes in the EMR.

During the third and fourth weeks of the tele-rotation, as the student becomes more comfortable, there will be opportunities to evaluate more patients. In the third week, the student will be evaluating follow-up patients. In the fourth week, the student will be evaluating new patients to the clinic. 

The student's EMR notes will be reviewed by the attending, and feedback will be given primarily through a WhatsApp group. You will also be given a topic or topics to present to the attending.

Note that this preceptor is very actively involved in research and there may be opportunities to take part and publish during the rotation. If the student has an interest in this area, this should be communicated to the preceptor at the beginning of the rotation. 

Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking careers in family medicine, internal medicine, and cardiology will find this rotation particularly useful. 

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. 

How will Dr. Desai be involved: Dr. Desai will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. He will be providing you with tools and resources to maximize your educational experience. He will also be checking in with the physician to ensure that the goals of the rotation are being met. 

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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Plymouth, Michigan 48170


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Last updated: January 10, 2020


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