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Monday 9 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday 9 AM to 5 PM; Thursday 11 AM to 5 PM; every other Friday 11 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.
This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in two separate practices, located approximately 15 miles and 25 miles north of downtown Detroit. You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to these locations.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Cardiology
What you will do:
This is an outpatient experience under the supervision of a board-certified cardiologist who is Clinical Assistant Professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. The preceptor holds hospital privileges at institutions within the Ascension, Henry Ford, and William Beaumont health systems. The attending physician is involved in the education of internal medicine residents.
Over several decades plus in cardiovascular medicine, the attending has made contributions in multiple areas, including patient care, teaching, research, and community service. For contributions made in these areas, the preceptor has been recognized many times over and is the recipient of prestigious awards.
The physician has an excellent bedside manner and is known to spend time with patients making them feel heard and understood. The close relationships that this physician has built over a long period of time have allowed the practice to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. For rotators, this will be an excellent opportunity to work with a compassionate and caring role model committed to the delivery of high quality care.
After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved in patient care). This includes the following:
Taking patient histories.
Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities
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 commonly encountered 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.