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Monday 9 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday 1 to 5 PM; Wednesday 9 AM to 5 PM; Thursday 9AM to 5 PM; Friday 9 AM to Noon (surgery in the morning and office hours in the afternoons on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
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.
The combined inpatient and outpatient experience will take place in Miami, Florida. Please note at the current time access is permitted at the outpatient clinic, ambulatory surgical center, and at two hospitals. Rotators are responsible for their own transportation between different sites.
Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in General Surgery
What you will do:
This is an inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified general surgeon who has been in practice for several decades. The attending is on staff at the following hospitals:
Aventura Hospital & Medical Center
Mount Sinai Medical Center
North Shore Medical Center
Memorial Regional Hospital (Hollywood)
Jackson North Medical Center
The preceptor is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) which means that the doctor has been recognized by the American College of Surgeons, the most prestigious professional society for surgeons in the U.S., for education, training, qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct.
The physician is known for delivering outstanding patient care that is personalized and patient-centered. The doctor is also a dedicated teacher and mentor to general surgery residents at HCA Florida Healthcare where the physician is a core faculty member. The attending has surgical residents in the operating room and trains them in different surgical procedures.
Please note that the bulk of the time spent in this rotation will be in the operating room where you will be able to observe surgeries (per hospital policy, rotators are not permitted to scrub in). However, there will be some afternoons during the week when you will see patients in the office. You will typically accompany the preceptor from room to room largely in an observational role.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking U.S. clinical experience in surgery.
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.