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Monday - Wednesday 8 AM to 1 PM; Friday 8 AM to 1 PM; Every other Saturday 8 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 a suburb of Baltimore (20 miles south of downtown).
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Family Medicine
What you will do:
This is an outpatient US clinical experience during which you will be under the supervision of a physician who is board certified in Family Medicine. The preceptor holds hospital privileges at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center and Anne Arundel Medical Center. For years, the doctor has been actively involved in the education of international medical students from different schools. The preceptor describes his rotation in the following manner:
I have been in practice for over 30 years...I have a large amount of patients with different diagnoses so students have a very wide spectrum to learn from. Our staff is very friendly, and are willing to learn from and work with new students. They value the opportunity.
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.
Teaching other team members.
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 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 a very experienced doctor. He always went the extra mile towards patient care. During the rotation, I learned how to see patients at a fast-paced clinic. I also learned about the EHR, and was given the opportunity to draw blood samples, give immunizations, and do strep and flu swabs. He always welcomed discussions on differentials and answered all my doubts. The staff in the clinic was exceptionally friendly and helpful from Day 1. I had a great experience during this rotation.