OUTPATIENT EXternship IN neurology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 183
Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient hands-on rotation will take place in Las Vegas.
Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9 AM to 1 PM; Thursday 9 AM to 4 PM; Friday 9 AM to 1 PM
What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in neurology. The preceptor is a core faculty member of a neurology residency program, and is actively involved in the education of neurology residents. Neurology residents rotate through the clinic, and the preceptor also rounds daily in the hospital with residents of the program. This is a neurology residency program based at three hospitals - Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, Mountain View Hospital, and Sunrise Children's Hospital and Medical Center.
This is an office-based neurology rotation during which you will see patients with a wide variety of neurological conditions. You will be able to hone your skills in history-taking, gain confidence in your ability to perform the neurological exam, present cases, and document your findings. Opportunities to observe procedures in the office, including EEG and NCV, will be made available to rotators.
On Thursday afternoons, you will take part in the academic half-day with the residents. These are didactics that have been developed for the neurology residents. These will take place either in-person or via Zoom.
After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care under supervision (please note that this will not be a shadowing observership experience; you will be actively involved in patient care):
You will take patient histories.
You will perform exams under the physician's supervision.
You will present patients.
You will enter notes in the EMR.
You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
You will educate patients.
You will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other healthcare professionals.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Please note that students rotating through this practice may have opportunities to take part in projects such as case reports and other articles. If you are interested, please let the preceptor know as early as possible. The availability of these projects is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the preceptor. Some projects may be completed in collaboration with residents.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in neurology.
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.
Wondering how to do well during your neurology rotation? Read Dr. Desai's Article - How To Succeed in Your Neurology Rotation
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