OUTPATIENT EXternship IN
Specialty: Family Medicine
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 116
Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place 50 miles north of Miami.
Hours: Monday 8:30 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday 10 AM to 7 PM; Wednesday 8:30 AM to 3 PM; Thursday 8:30 AM to 8 PM; Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM
What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified family medicine physician who holds faculty appointments at the following institutions:
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
He holds a hospital appointment at Wellington Regional Medical Center.
He is widely regarded as an excellent educator, and he makes teaching a priority. After completing his residency in family medicine, he was honored to serve as chief resident. He continues to teach medical, PA, and NP students in his office.
After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved 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 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.
There may be opportunities to attend educational conferences at the Boca Regional Medical Center.
Please note that this will largely be a clinical experience.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in family medicine or internal medicine.
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.
"The doctor was a great preceptor to work with because he is very up to date with the latest medications for the most common clinical cases. He was interested in my future career plans and also gave some personal suggestions to follow. He was committed to my learning and even stayed past closing time to answer my questions."
Uday (MD2B Connect Client)