OUTPATIENT US clinical experience
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 159
Where will the rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in a northern suburb of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 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: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. After completing his internal medicine residency in the Northeast, he received his fellowship training in the Midwest. He holds hospital privileges at Baptist Medical Center and Conway Regional Medical Center. For years, he has been actively involved in the education of internal medicine residents. At the present time, he teaches and mentors PGY2 and PGY 3 internal medicine residents from Unity Health Hospital.
Students will gain experience in the evaluation and management of diverse pulmonary conditions, including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and sleep apnea. Time may be spent learning about sleep medicine in the center's sleep lab.
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 under supervision.
Examining patients under supervision.
Writing or entering clinic or progress notes.
Having opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Educating the patient.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Please note that this is largely a clinical experience. However, for the motivated learner, there may be opportunities to participate in research. Currently, there are two ongoing research studies in the clinic. These opportunities, if available, will be at the discretion of the preceptor.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine.
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.
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