outpatient US clinical experience
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 70
Where will this rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in a suburb of Raleigh (30 minutes southwest of downtown Raleigh).
Hours: Monday 8AM to 3 PM; Tuesday 8 AM to 5 PM; Thursday 8 AM to 3 PM; Friday 8 AM to 4 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 pediatrics. She is on staff at the Wake Med Cary Hospital. As an IMG herself, this preceptor is sensitive to the issues that IMGs face in adjusting to the U.S. healthcare system and navigating the challenges of securing positions in residency training programs. Her aim is to provide a strong educational experience that helps the learner build important clinical skills, gain familiarity with how medicine is practiced in the U.S., and reach their professional goals. She is also actively involved in the education of osteopathic medical and physician assistant students.
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.
Spending time in the front office and billing departments to understand how an office operates.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Although this position is largely clinical, there may be opportunities to take part in projects to improve the practice. Examples include creating patient care handouts or informational pages for the practice website, writing case report, and conducting patient surveys. Such opportunities, if available, will be presented to the rotator but at the preceptor's discretion.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in family medicine or pediatrics.
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.
Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Su-Ting Li (Associate Vice Chair for Education and Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at UC Davis) about How to Match Successfully in Pediatrics
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