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Monday 8 AM – 5 PM; Tuesday 7:30 AM – 5 PM; Wednesday 8 AM to 5 PM; Thursday 7:30 AM – 5 PM; Friday 7:30 AM to 3 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.

Location: New Orleans

This inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place close to New Orleans, Louisiana (75 miles west of downtown).  

Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Cardiology

What you will do:

You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in cardiology. The physician is on staff at multiple hospitals, including Ochsner Health and Baton Rouge General Hospital among others. The preceptor is actively involved in the education of medical students and serves as “Clinical Assistant Professor” at an Ivy League medical school located in the Northeast. During residency, the doctor was the recipient of an award given to a resident who demonstrates unselfish devotion and compassionate concern to patients. 

This preceptor believes in tailoring the experience based on the interests of the rotator. Rotators will learn how to evaluate and manage patients wide a wide range of cardiac complaints. Emphasis will be placed on delivering guideline-based care to patients with heart disease. Rotators will be able to spend time in the cardiac catheterization lab, electrophysiology lab, and round with the structural heart disease team. One to two days will each be spent with the nuclear medicine technician, ultrasound technician, and stress test technician learning how to perform cardiac stress tests and echocardiograms.

The inpatient component of the rotation will take place at two different hospitals, approximately once a week. In addition, the physician takes weekend call during one weekend of every month. During this weekend, the rotator will round with the physician at the hospital.

As this is an underserved community, learners will gain insight about the factors that are driving health care disparities including income, education, employment, housing, transportation, and limited insurance, and how these factors can lead to an increase in cardiovascular disease.

During your experience, you will learn the following U.S. medical practices under the preceptor’s supervision:

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Educating patients.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in family medicine, internal medicine, or cardiology.

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.


Dr. X is an amazing doctor. The biggest thing I learnt from him was patient interaction. Never seen patients loving their doctor so much. Truly the best to learn communication from! He is a great influence to students because he demonstrates how he keeps his patients above everything else. He also gives constructive feedback to his students and remembers details so well. He would always go out of the way to teach us and give the experience we need. He is also very understanding and cooperative when it comes to team work in the hospital, which is something that highly impressed me. It is unbelievable how he manages so much in a day. He also always made sure we learn about the patients we see and taught us how notes are typed
in the healthcare system. It was truly the best rotation I had in the US. Thank you so much for this!


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