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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.

Location: Los Angeles

This combined inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place approximately 40 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

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 the office, you will also spend part of your time observing in the ICU. This physician holds staff appointments at hospitals within the KPC Health System.  The preceptor is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences.

During your experience, you will learn the following U.S. medical practices under the preceptor’s supervision (please note that this experience remains within the regulations of California pertaining to the unlicensed practice of medicine):

  • Taking patient histories under supervision.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing or entering clinic progress notes under supervision.

  • Performing and interpreting spirometry under supervision.

  • Observing and interpreting pulmonary function tests and cardiopulmonary exercise tests.

  • Being involved with patients in the Sleep Lab and learn how to read sleep studies.

  • 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.

In the inpatient setting, you will learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:

  • Rounding on critical care ICU patients in an observer role.

  • Rounding on consults in the hospital in an observer role.

  • Observing procedures, including central lines, A-lines, chest tubes, thoracentesis, bronchoscopy, etc.

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:

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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