outpatient experience in ophthalmology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 26
Where will the rotation take place: This rotation will take place in Toledo, Ohio, approximately 60 miles south of downtown Detroit. Because the doctor visits multiple locations, a vehicle is recommended.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 AM to 5 PM in the office; Wednesday 8 AM to 3 PM observing surgeries/procedures.
What you will do: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified ophthalmologist who has subspecialized in retinal disease. He holds staff appointments at University of Toledo and St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.
After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. This includes the following:
You will take patient histories.
You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.
You will present patients.
You will have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
You will teach other team members.
You will spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Please note that this a purely clinical experience.
Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking experience or careers in ophthalmology.
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.
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