Outpatient US Clinical Experience
in allergy & immunology
Specialty: Allergy & Immunology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 1
Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in a northeast suburb of Detroit (approximately 25 miles from downtown).
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8 AM to 5 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 faculty member at two medical schools in Michigan. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also actively involved as a faculty educator at the following teaching hospitals:
McLaren Macomb Hospital - he is involved with their internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, and ENT residency programs
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - he is involved with their internal medicine and family medicine residency programs
Huron Valley Hospital - he is involved with their internal medicine residency program
He also holds staff appointments at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and Troy, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Harper Hospital, and Detroit Receiving Hospital. Approximately three times per week, you will see new patient consults in the hospital with the residents. These are consultations requested by other specialties for problems in allergy and immunology. Typical reasons for these consults include penicillin allergy, non-penicillin allergy, Stevens Johnon syndrome, intravenous contrast allergy, eosinophilia, immunodeficiency, and rash. Rotators should read about these problems in advance of the rotation so that they can make the most of their learning opportunities
In the mornings, you will see patients in his office. 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.
Writing or entering clinic progress notes.
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Delivering talks about important topics.
Have opportunities to teach other team members.
Please note that the hands-on component of this clinical experience will take place in the hospital. Because of the volume of patients seen in the outpatient clinic, your role in this setting will be strictly observational.
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.
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
"He wants you to succeed and do better, and be there to guide you along the way. Great experience and you feel like you are part of his team."