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Interested in learning more about this rotation?  Start the process for a free introductory meeting with our team

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Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

Monday: New patient consults/follow-up of established patients/vein ablation therapy

Tuesday: New patient consults/follow-up of established patients

Wednesday: New patient consults/follow-up of established patients/nuclear stress test/vein ablation therapy

Thursday: New patient consults/follow-up of established patients

Friday: New patient consults/follow-up of established patients/nuclear stress test

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: Los Angeles

This combined inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Huntington Beach.

Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Cardiology

What you will do:

You will be under the supervision of a physician board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology. This physician holds a staff appointment at University of California Irvine Medical Center.  The attending is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of California Irvine School of Medicine. The preceptor is actively involved in the teaching of interventional cardiology fellows from the University of California Irvine.

Please note that this experience remains within the regulations of California pertaining to the unlicensed practice of medicine. Rotators will not be practicing medicine but will be learning the following under the guidance of the physician preceptor:

  • Taking patient histories under supervision.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic progress notes under supervision.

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

  • Educating patients under supervision.

  • Delivering talks about important topics.

  • Have opportunities to teach other team members.

  • Learning about billing and coding.

The activities above will mostly take place in the outpatient setting. As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational.

Approximately once every week, you will accompany the preceptor to the hospital where you will be able to observe procedures or round on hospitalized patients.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in cardiology. IMGs seeking careers in internal medicine or family medicine will also find this rotation particularly 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.


This experience is a great clinical rotation in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Time is equally distributed between both, which makes for a great variety of pathologies and conditions, which go from the most common cardiac ambulatory complaints to very complex multidisciplinary cases at the hospitals. Also, Dr. X is a great and very knowledgeable physician and teacher. One of the things I appreciated the most was his interest for teaching efficient ways to approach consults and follow-ups at the hospital, which is a skill highly valued by residency programs. Overall, I feel this rotation is a great opportunity for anyone trying to have an experience with a very high volume of patients and also for people trying to get a valuable introduction to EMRs.


To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with the MD2B Connect team
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