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Monday through Friday 9 AM to 6 PM; 2nd Saturday of the month 9 AM to 1 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 the Dallas Fort Worth area (30 miles north of downtown Dallas).
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Family Medicine
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a board-certified family medicine physician who has an extensive background in teaching, has served in the past as chief resident, clerkship director, and family medicine residency program director. He used to serve on the faculty at several medical schools and is the recipient of multiple awards for patient care and teaching. The doctor is on the hospital staff at Medical City Healthcare. Through his involvement in the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Academy of Family Practice, he serves annually as a Judge in their Poster Competition where he evaluates the scholarly work of family medicine residents.
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.
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Working 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 family 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 an excellent preceptor because he is knowledgeable, caring, responsible, and patient. He knows his patients very well and always works with them in a collaborative manner. His approach to patient care is individualized, and he has a strong focus on his patients’ general wellbeing including both physical and emotional health. He has exceptional knowledge about MSK, endocrinology, cardiology, and dermatology. I have learned many physical exam skills from him, as well as improving my H/P skills based on how he talks to the patients. He has a lot of experience as a faculty, and it is obvious that he enjoys teaching and medical education. I would strongly recommend this rotation to future students.