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cardiology rotation

Inpatient/Outpatient Experience in Cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 40 

Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient rotation will take place in Denver, Colorado.


Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM


What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is an Instructor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is involved with teaching internal medicine residents from the University of Colorado. He holds staff appointments at Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, North Suburban Hospital, Aurora Medical Center, Saint Joseph Hospital, and Sky Ridge Medical Center. 

You will see patients in his office and in the hospital. 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 scrub in and be present in the operating room, as necessary.

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

  • You will educate patients.

  • You will deliver talks about important topics.

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

Please note that this attending physician is widely known to have an extensive collection of EKGs in his library. He has developed his own teaching methods to help learners become more proficient in EKG interpretation over the course of the four-week rotation. 

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, development of case reports, and participation in ongoing 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 availability and nature of the project will be at the discretion of the preceptor. 


There may be opportunities to attend hospital conferences during the noon hour. 

Who should consider this rotation: IMG seeking hands-on patient care experience. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful since cardiology problems are common in outpatient and inpatient practice. 

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.



"Very passionate about his work and teaching. He always made sure to teach me something new and was patient during the teaching process and open for questions. The communication with him and the rest of the medical staff was very comfortable, and all were friendly and helpful. His high motivation and teaching approach made my elective experience unique,and strengthened my love for internal medicine and cardiology. This rotation is highly recommended for anyone who would like to learn about the US medical system, improve his medical knowledge, and join a highly qualified doctor."

Saleh (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is very knowledgeable and knows well about the clinical trials conducted in cardiology field. He will train every student well for EKG reading and I was able to be exposed to a wide variety of EKGs from his archived files and current patients...He is very approachable and willing to answer my questions...He would generously provide me the right directions to learn and suggestions to expand my understanding."

Pu (MD2B Connect Client)

"I want to start with statement, that it was a rare luck to work with and learn from this doctor. He is phenomenal...The doctor is a great mentor and a role model. I saw dozens of interesting medical cases, I really enjoyed the way he approached them, how he was diagnosing and managing them, talking to patients, examined them. It gave me knowledge and confidence on diagnosis and management of common cardiac problems.  The doctor allowed me to see his patients. We were practicing patient presentation until he was certain I am doing it well. The doctor was always open for questions or discussions. I really appreciate honest and constructive feedback and suggestions the doctor gave me on how to move forward in my training."magnificen

Oleg (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is an excellent cardiologist and person. He explains EKG like no other attending I have every met. He is an excellent bedside manner and relationship with patients. He takes thorough medical history and physical exam and is thoughtful and patient when explaining to patients their condition and answering all questions. He is always on time and ready to help other doctors, patients, and staff. It was truly an honor to learn from him!"

Mayra (MD2B Connect Client)

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Last updated: Nov 13th, 2018


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