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Monday - Friday 7 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.
This combined inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Orlando, Florida. You will have the opportunity to accompany the preceptor to two hospitals, one of which is 8 miles from the preceptor's office and the other is 1 mile from the office). You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation.
Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Family Medicine
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a board-certified family medicine physician. The preceptor holds hospital privileges at Advent Health. The physician has been involved in the education of family medicine residents from Florida Health, and these trainees sometimes rotate in the doctor's outpatient practice. The preceptor has several decades of experience as a clinician and educator. The physician has taught international medical graduates from all over the world, and this gives the doctor's professional life considerable meaning.
You will see patients with the preceptor in the hospital and outpatient practice from 7:30 AM to 5 PM. The day begins with hospital rounds at Advent Health from 7:30 AM to 9 AM. Then you will see patients with the preceptor in the office until Noon. From 12:30 to 1:30 PM, you will return to the hospital with the preceptor to complete rounds. The remaining part of the day will be spent in the office seeing outpatients. Please note that the typical census in the hospital is 3-4 patients.
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 under supervision.
Performing exams under the physician's supervision.
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Educating patients under supervision.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
The activities above will mostly take place in the outpatient setting. As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational.
Please note that 40-50% of the patients are Spanish-speaking.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in family medicine in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
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 knowledgeable and caring, always willing to assist and find opportunities for learning. He would even pull me into cases he found interesting and discuss management of these unique cases with me. In addition, even if you were not a strong Spanish speaker, he would inform me about the discussion with patient and keep me in the loop. In addition, as an individual I saw a healthy amount of patients on my own and would endorse them once the physician was ready to see them.