Location: Los Angeles
This combined inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Huntington Beach.
Monday 8:30 AM to 6 PM (in office with NP or PA until 1 PM and then with attending from 1 to 6 PM)
Tuesday 8:30 AM to 7 PM (in office with NP or PA until 2 PM and then with attending from 2 to 7 PM)
Wednesday 8:30 AM to 5 PM (in office observing/participating in allergy testing with medical assistant)
Thursday 10 AM to 3 PM (in office with attending)
Friday 9 AM to 5 PM (in office observing/participating in pulmonary function testing with technician)
For those who are interested, there are sleep studies that take place on most evenings beginning at 6:30 PM.
Tuesday 9 PM to 11:30 PM (observing in ICU with attending)
Wednesday 9 PM to 11:30 PM (observing in ICU with attending)
One weekend per month (possible to spend time observing in ICU with attending; please check with attending for availability)
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. and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Huntington Beach.
Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Internal Medicine/ICU/Pulmonology
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a physician board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary/critical care, and sleep medicine. Although you will be seeing patients in his office, you will also spend part of your time observing in the ICU. This physician holds staff appointments at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Orange Coast Medical Center, South Coast Global Hospital, Foothill Regional Hospital, and Hoag Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences.
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 (please note that this experience remains within the regulations of California pertaining to the unlicensed practice of medicine. Externs will not be practicing medicine but will be learning under the guidance of the physician preceptor):
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in internal medicine. IMGs seeking careers in internal medicine, pulmonology, critical care, and sleep medicine will also find this rotation particularly useful.
How to obtain a letter of recommendation: undefined
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.