Outpatient US clinical experience
in family medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 64
Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience 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
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: 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.
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.
Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.
Writing or entering clinic progress notes.
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Spending 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 US clinical experience. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation useful.
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.
"Very passionate and kind physician. Loves to teach. Includes you in decision making regarding the patient."