inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN pulmonology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 72
Where will this rotation take place: This combined hands-on inpatient and outpatient rotation will take place in the Dallas Fort Worth area (45 minutes west of downtown Dallas).
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM to 6 PM (outpatient on Monday and Wednesday from 12:30 to 5 and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 AM to 1 PM)
What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He is involved in the education of internal medicine residents at Medical City Fort Worth Hospital. He holds hospital appointments at Medical City Fort Worth Hospital, THR Harris Methodist Hospital, and Baylor Scott & White Fort Worth Hospital.
Among the pulmonary conditions you will encounter during these rotation include asthma, bronchitis, COPD, lung cancer, sarcoidosis, pulmonary fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary function tests are performed at his office, and you will have opportunities to observe and interpret these studies. The preceptor also evaluate and manages patients with sleep disorders.
This experience will take place in his outpatient office, hospital, and long-term acute care centers.
You will see patients in his 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.
Part of your rotation may include protected time for you to work on a variety of projects to improve the physician's practice. This may include creation of patient care handouts, material for inclusion in the practice's website, and participation in research projects. 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 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 family medicine,, internal medicine, pulmonology, sleep medicine, and critical care 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. Roy Ziegelstein (Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Former Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) about How to Match Successfully in Internal Medicine
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