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Monday - Friday 9 AM to 3:30 PM; Saturday 9 AM to Noon
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 US clinical experience will take place approximately 30 miles northwest of downtown Detroit.
Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Pediatrics
What you will do:
You will work with a pediatrician who is well regarded for delivering high quality care to children. The preceptor is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Michigan State University. The doctor holds staff appointments at William Beaumont Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, and Huron Valley Hospital.
The physician has been involved in teaching pediatric and family medicine residents for nearly 30 years, having taught pediatric trainees from William Beaumont Hospital and Children's Hospital of Michigan as well as family medicine trainees from William Beaumont Hospital, Wayne State University, DMC-Huron Valley Hospital, and Botsford Hospital. The preceptor regularly lectures to pediatric residents.
When the attending physician has patients in the hospital, students may accompany the doctor for inpatient rounds.
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 physical exams under the physician's supervision.
Writing progress notes.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Be involved in patient education.
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.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in pediatrics. IMGs seeking careers in 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.