in family medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 64
Where will this rotation take place: This hands-on inpatient and outpatient rotation will take place in practice locations in New York (New York City - offices in Massapequa, Babylon, Wantagh).
Hours: Monday 9 AM to 7 PM; Tuesday to Thursday 9:30 AM to 5 PM; Friday 9 AM to Noon
What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics with considerable teaching experience. He is on staff at the Good Samaritan Hospital and St. Joseph's Hospital Long Island. He is involved in the education of family medicine residents at Good Samaritan Hospital. He has been educating international medical graduates for several decades.
You will see patients in his office but also make visits to the hospital. Hospital rounds typically take place between 7 AM and 9:30 AM, at either Good Samaritan or St. Joseph Hospital.
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 spend time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
You may also have opportunities to attend Grand Rounds at Good Samaritan Hospital and evening lectures.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation useful.
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.
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.
NEW YORK FAMILY MEDICINE
"Very passionate and kind physician. Loves to teach. Includes you in decision making regarding the patient."
I highly recommend this doctor to all medical students wishing to pursue a career in family practice. His very hands-on, interactive method of learning...contributes to a high caliber practice. He also listens and integrates clinical recommendations by students regarding patient plan and management.