chicago cardiology

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We have multiple cardiology rotations in Chicago.

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chicago cardiology #1

 

inpatient/outpatient experience

in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 69

Where will this rotation take place: This inpatient and outpatient rotation will take place 30 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois.

 

Hours: Monday - Wednesday 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM; Thursday (may be day off or there may be light patient duties or procedures in the office); Friday 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM; inpatient component will be from 12:30 to 2:30 PM (please note that the inpatient component will take place only at Alexian Brothers Medical Center and the frequency of the inpatient component will depend on whether or not there are patients to see there).

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified cardiologist. He holds hospital appointments at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, St. Alexius Medical Center, and Northwest Community Hospital. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn from an exceptionally kind and compassionate physician. He is a great example of a physician that has made contributions beyond patient care to impact the communities in which he has served. For his contributions to service, he has been the recipient of several service awards. 

 

You will see patients in his office and accompany him to the hospital for rounds. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care:​

  • 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 spend time with other healthcare professionals in the office 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: IMG seeking hands-on patient care experience in internal medicine or family medicine since cardiology problems are so common in these specialties.

 

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. Please note that, in some cases, preceptors may ask their students to submit 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.

TESTIMONIALS

"The doctor has a very calm and reassuring demeanor making it very easy for the student to initiate discussions points and questions. He is super intelligent and demonstrates superb patient care in the form of understanding and compassion...The doctor talked through many procedures and explained every step of the process to me, he made sure to always introduce me to patients and made me feel included and part of the practice. The doctor is indeed the entire package for any successful doctor, compassionate, patient, understanding and calm, and I am fortunate to have spent a month in his clinic and learned a lot from his experiences as a cardiologist...If anything, I wish I had extended my rotation to 8 or 11 weeks, I would have done so but time constraint for this year’s NRMP match season was the reason I did not. As you can tell, this was a very rich experience and as an aspiring doctor wanting to practice in the USA, it’s a necessary field to gain some experience in and I can’t thank Manish and Dr. Desai for personally tailoring this preceptorship experience for myself."

Selma (MD2B Connect Client)

chicago cardiology # 2

outpatient experience

in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 136

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient rotation will take place 12 miles north of downtown Chicago.

 

Hours: Monday - Thursday 10:30 AM to 7 PM; Friday 2 PM to 7 PM; Saturday 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM PM (please note that there will be a break every day between 1:30 and 4 PM for lunch and study time)

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified cardiologist. He holds hospital appointments at Presence St. Francis Hospital, AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. For many years, he was an active faculty member in the internal medicine residency program at Presence St. Joseph Hospital. In recent years, he has shifted his focus to teaching international medical students and graduates. 

Over several decades in practice, he has educated hundreds of international medical graduates, and is known to develop close relationships with his students. Many of his students have gone on to become physicians in the U.S., and he is proud of their accomplishments. 

As the practice of medicine has become more reliant on technology, he has seen an erosion in clinical skills. For this reason, he has created a rotation that will emphasize the mastery of clinical skills. He wants his students to be able to perform a proper cardiac exam, recognize murmurs, and extra heart sounds. 

During the rotation, you will also go over 80 Board Review EKG questions. You will go through these EKGs in great detail with the preceptor. By the end of the month, you will have significantly improved your EKG interpretation skills. 

Since his office has the capability of performing nuclear cardiac stress tests, echocardiograms, and carotid ultrasounds on site, students will have the opportunity to learn the proper indications for ordering these tests, observe these procedures, and learn how to interpret them. 

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 take patient histories.

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

  • You will be assigned topics to research and discuss. 

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

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that this is a purely clinical experience. 

Because of this physician's dedication to teaching and mentoring, he is very popular among students. During certain months, he may have 10-12 students at a time. Despite this number, he has created a system that allows him to get to know all learners and write meaningful letters of recommendation. 

Who should consider this rotation: IMG seeking hands-on patient care experience in internal medicine or family medicine since cardiology problems are so common in these specialties.

 

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. Please note that, in some cases, preceptors may ask their students to submit 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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Last updated: Nov 13th, 2018

 

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