MD2B Connect Physician ID # 82
Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place in the Dallas Fort Worth area (45 minutes northwest of downtown Dallas).
Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM
What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in pediatrics. She is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to her patients, and provides personalized care to each and every patient that she sees. These include routine check-up and well-child visits for newborns, toddlers, and children, as well as visits with patients having acute or chronic disease. As an international medical graduate, she enjoys teaching and mentoring the next generation of healthcare professionals, including future physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.
You will see patients in her office. Please note that this is not a shadowing observership. You will be actively involved in patient care. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care:
You will take patient histories.
You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.
You will present patients.
You will write or enter clinic progress notes.
You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
You will educate patients.
You will have opportunities to teach other team members.
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.
Although this experience is largely clinical, there may be opportunities to participate in projects to improve the physician's practice. This may include creation of patient care handouts or material for inclusion in the practice's website. Please note that the exact nature of the project, if available, will be decided by the preceptor.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience. IMGs seeking careers in pediatrics 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.
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.
Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Su-Ting Li (Associate Vice Chair for Education and Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at UC Davis) about How to Match Successfully in Pediatrics
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