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Monday - Friday 8:30 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.
Location: Little Rock
This combined inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in a northern suburb of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Pulmonology
What you will do:
This is a combined inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. After completing internal medicine residency in the Northeast, the doctor received his fellowship training in the Midwest. The physician holds hospital privileges at Baptist Medical Center and Conway Regional Medical Center. For years, the preceptor has been actively involved in the education of internal medicine residents. At the present time, the attending teaches and mentors PGY2 and PGY 3 internal medicine residents from Unity Health Hospital.
Students will gain experience in the evaluation and management of diverse pulmonary conditions, including asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and sleep apnea. Time may be spent learning about sleep medicine in the center's sleep lab.
The hospital component of this experience will take place in the wards and/or ICU of a local hospital where you will accompany the preceptor on 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 under supervision.
Examining patients under supervision.
Writing or entering clinic or progress notes.
Having opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Educating the patient.
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 Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine.
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 super chill and very knowledgeable about his specialty and beyond. He likes to explain the pathogenesis of the condition and the logics behind the treatment plan. The clinic has its own pulmonary function test, CT scan and sleep study which facilitate the diagnosis and management plan for the patients. I had great exposure to read CT scan and PFT. He is also very experienced in procedures including bronchoscopy, thoracentesis. EBUS et al. The staff of the clinic is super cool and welcoming. It’s a great learning experience.