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Monday to Thursday 8 AM to 4 PM; Friday 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 Orlando, Florida.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Family Medicine
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in Family Medicine with considerable teaching experience. This preceptor is Clinical Assistant Professor at two U.S. medical schools – University of Central Florida and Florida State University.
Rotators will have opportunities to see patients with undiagnosed symptoms or concerns, acute complaints, and chronic disease. There will be an emphasis on health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, and patient education. The doctor is known for providing patient-centered care with a focus on compassion. Because this physician has been involved in several community outreach programs, this will also be an excellent way to learn about how primary care physicians are making an impact on the community beyond direct one-on-one patient care.
This attending also has an interest in addiction medicine. Given the scope of opioid addiction in the U.S., efforts to combat it will require the involvement of all physicians, not just specialists in addiction medicine. The specialty of family medicine has been called upon to lead the way and this physician has embraced that responsibility. Some useful resources to prepare you to see patients with opioid addiction include:
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.
Entering clinic progress note (you will have access to the EMR)
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.
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 useful.
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.