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Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM; Friday 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.
Location: Washington D.C.
This outpatient US clinical experience will take place 10 miles north of Washington, DC.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Internal Medicine
What you will do:
This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in Internal Medicine. The preceptor is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Howard University School of Medicine. The physician has hospital privileges at Holy Cross Hospital. From time to time, the physician has medical students and residents from these two institutions rotating through the office.
The doctor has been educating future doctors for over 20 years, and has been recognized for dedication to teaching. The doctor is the recipient of a national teaching award from Alpha Omega Alpha.
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.
Helping to write or enter notes.
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.
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.
He is helpful to students in terms of how to approach patients from a complete internal medicine perspective. He encourages thorough history taking and examination which help develop the skills of student physicians.