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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.
This outpatient US clinical experience will take place two miles from downtown Dallas.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Endocrinology
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a physician who is an ATdjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. The preceptor has been recognized as one of the top physicians in Dallas as well as the nation. The physician is involved with teaching internal medicine residents from the Methodist Dallas Medical Center. The doctor is also actively involved in research, having been trained in research methodology at such institutions as Harvard, Yale, Mayo Clinic, Baylor, and UT Southwestern.
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 or entering clinic progress notes.
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Delivering talks about important topics.
Have opportunities to teach other team members.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.
Spending time in the front office and billing departments to understand how an office operates.
There may be opportunities to attend Noon Conference and Grand Rounds at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center but this is at the discretion of the attending physician.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful. Since internal medicine and endocrinology problems are commonly encountered in many fields, IMGs seeking careers in other specialties will also find value in 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.
Dr. X and his entire office are extremely nice people who are very welcoming and enjoy teaching. He is constantly involved in new treatment options and overall encourages his patients to have better eating and exercise habits. The rotation allows you to directly speak with patients and become involved with their management.