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dallas Allergy & Immunology

OUTPATIENT US clinical experience
IN Allergy/Immunology

Specialty: Allergy & Immunology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 4 

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in a northwest suburb of Dallas (approximately 25 miles from downtown).


Hours: Monday and Tuesday 9 AM to 1 PM; Wednesday 12 PM to 5:30 PM; Thursday 10 AM to 1 PM; Friday 9 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: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.  He is involved with teaching internal medicine residents and allergy/immunology fellows. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. As a resident, he received an award in recognition of superb humanistic qualities. 

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.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic progress notes.

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Educating patients.

  • Delivering talks about important topics.

  • Have opportunities to teach other team members.

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

  • Spending time in the front office and billing departments to understand how an office operates.

Part of your rotation will include protected time for you to work on a variety of projects to improve the physician's practice. This may include the creation of patient care handouts, material for inclusion in the practice's website, and case reports. This will be an excellent opportunity to gain valuable skills in patient care while taking part in non-patient care-related activities that will strengthen your CV for residency. Please note that this physician preceptor has published and presented extensively in a variety of journals and at conferences. 


There may be opportunities to attend Grand Rounds. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics will find this rotation particularly useful since allergy problems are common in outpatient practice. 

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.

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