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Monday - Thursday 10:30 AM to 7 PM; Friday 4 PM to 7 PM; Saturday 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM PM (please note that there will be a break every day between 1:30 and 4 PM for lunch and study time)

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: Chicago

This outpatient US clinical experience will take place 12 miles north of downtown Chicago.

Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Cardiology

What you will do:

You will be under the supervision of a board-certified cardiologist. The physician holds hospital appointments at Presence St. Francis Hospital, AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. For many years, the doctor was an active faculty member in the internal medicine residency program at Presence St. Joseph Hospital. In recent years, the preceptor has shifted his focus to teaching international medical students and graduates.

Over several decades in practice, the physician has educated hundreds of international medical graduates and is known to develop close relationships with students. Many of the doctor's students have gone on to become physicians in the U.S.. The doctor is proud of their accomplishments.

As the practice of medicine has become more reliant on technology, the physician has seen an erosion in clinical skills. For this reason, the preceptor has created a rotation that will emphasize the mastery of clinical skills. The physician wants to teach students to perform a proper cardiac exam, recognize murmurs, and extra heart sounds.

During the rotation, you will also go over 80 Board Review EKG questions. You will go through these EKGs in great detail with the preceptor. By the end of the month, you will have significantly improved your EKG interpretation skills.

Since the office has the capability of performing nuclear cardiac stress tests, echocardiograms, and carotid ultrasounds on-site, students will have the opportunity to learn the proper indications for ordering these tests, observe these procedures, and learn how to interpret them.

During your experience, you will learn the following U.S. medical practices under the preceptor’s supervision:

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will be assigned topics to research and discuss.

  • Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.

Please note that this is a purely clinical experience.

Because of this physician's dedication to teaching and mentoring, the doctor is very popular among students. During peak periods (Apr-Aug), the preceptor may have 10-12 students at a time. Despite this number, the doctor has created a system that allows the doctor to get to know all learners and write meaningful letters of recommendation.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in internal medicine or family medicine since cardiology problems are so common in these specialties.

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.


Various setting experience, include inpatient, outpatient, hospice, some other opportunities...the preceptor has wonderful experience and are very nice and kind...preceptor is easygoing


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