tele-rotation in family medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 47
Where will the rotation take place: This is a tele-rotation or telemedicine rotation. Therefore, you can take part in this rotation from anywhere in the world.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 4 PM
What you will do: This is tele-rotation experience during which you will be under the supervision of a well regarded physician educator who is board certified in Family Medicine. She holds a staff appointment at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. In the past, she was involved in the education of medical students from the Baylor College of Medicine. This will be an excellent opportunity to develop clinical skills in primary care while seeing a diverse patient population. This preceptor also completed general surgery residency training, and she enjoys performing minor surgical procedures in her office. This physician mentor is known for her compassion and warm bedside manner.
Presently, 100% of this preceptor's patient visits are being conducted by telemedicine. Therefore, you will have a wonderful opportunity to see how technology is being used to deliver care in family medicine. On a typical day, this preceptor sees approximately 15 patients per day (mix of phone and video call visits). You will observe patient encounters either by FaceTime or Zoom. Before the case, the preceptor will orient you to the patient. Following the encounter, you will have the opportunity to ask the preceptor questions. She will also engage you in discussions about the patient's symptom or clinical presentation to help you become more comfortable and confident evaluating patients with common problems in primary care.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking experience in Family Medicine. IMGs seeking to pursue a career in pediatrics will also find this rotation useful as this preceptor does see children.
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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