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Monday 9:30 AM to 4 PM; Tuesday 2:30 PM to 7 PM; Wednesday 10 AM to 3 PM; Thursday 10 AM to 3 PM; Friday 10 AM to 1 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 inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Chicago.
Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. This is a physician with considerable experience in teaching and is involved in the education of residents from the Ascension Illinois obstetrics and gynecology residency program. This attending interacts with residents in the operating room and labor and delivery suite. This physician holds a hospital appointment at Ascension Illinois.
You will spend time in the outpatient clinic and hospital. In the clinic, the volume of patients seen on a typical day is approximately 15 patients. In the hospital, you will accompany the physician to the operating room and labor/delivery suite. Rotators can expect to visit the hospital at least 2-3 times over the course of a four-week rotation.
Among the conditions or issues you will encounter in this practice include:
· Prenatal care
· Postpartum care
· High-risk pregnancy
· Pelvic pain
· Uterine fibroids
· Abnormal uterine bleeding
· Heavy menstrual bleeding
· Urinary incontinence
Since many patients will be presenting for prenatal care, please read the Chapter 6 in the following document to help prepare you for these patient encounters and enhance your learning:
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.
· Performing exams under the physician's supervision.
· Presenting patients.
· Entering notes in the EMR (Practice Fusion)
· Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
· Educating patients (students will typically make one topic presentation).
· Teaching other team members.
The activities above will mostly take place in the outpatient setting. As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in obstetrics and gynecology. Please note that, because of the preferences of this physician's patient population, only female students are eligible to complete this rotation.
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.
The rotation was an invaluable experience that helped me gain experience of working in the US healthcare system. Dr. X is a great clinician. His clinical expertise is excellent and his ability to form relations with patients is unparalleled. He is very friendly with his staff and never once did I feel nervous working under him. He is considerate and is always willing to clear my doubts.