OUTPATIENT EXternship IN
Specialty: Internal Medicine
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 184
Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on outpatient rotation will take place 40 miles north of downtown Miami.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified internal medicine physician who is committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to a multicultual patient population. The physician holds staff appointments at Broward Health North and Northwest Medical Center as well as several nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation centers.
Care will be focused on patients over the age of 18 who present with acute disease, chronic illness, or for preventive screening. The clinic has established programs to help patients with smoking cessation, weight loss, and diabetes control. Rotators will learn how physicians can partner with their patients to optimize health.
Please note that this physician works one week in the outpatient clinic and one week in the hospital. As a result, you will spend two weeks with the preceptor and two weeks with the preceptor's partner. Both physicians will be actively involved in your education. Education is a focus of this rotation and, on most days, there will be approximately one hour set aside for didactic lectures.
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). Please note that your responsibilities will increase over time. That means during the first week, you will observe to understand the workflow and logistics of the clinic and then begin to perform patient intake and vitals. Following that, your responsibilities will include:
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.
Please note that this will largely be a clinical experience. Although during most months you can expect up to 4 students at a time, there may be more students during peak periods requiring the group of students to be split into two groups with one group seeing patients in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in 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.
MIAMI INTERNAL MEDICINE
"Very caring towards patients, shows excellent bedside manners and patient interactions. He is very approachable and friendly, loves to teach. Willing to go out of his way to help students achieve their residency goals within the local community." - Assad