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Summer Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7 AM to 1 PM; Wednesday 9 AM to 2 PM.
Winter Hours: Monday - Tuesday 8 AM to 2 PM; Wednesday 9 AM to 3 PM; Thursday 7 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 US clinical experience will take place 30 miles north of downtown Detroit.
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 highly regarded physician educator who is board-certified in Internal Medicine. The preceptor is involved in the teaching and mentoring of internal medicine residents from the DMC/Huron Valley Hospital as well as students from the Michigan State University School of Osteopathic Medicine and University of Michigan Clinical Nurse Practitioner Program. The doctor holds staff appointments at DMC/Huron Valley Hospital and William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak.
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.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Be involved in patient education.
Teaching other team members.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
You may have an opportunity to attend an occasional conference at DMC/Huron Valley Hospital.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Internal Medicine; IMGs seeking careers in family medicine, internal medicine, or other specialties.
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.
"The doctor is an amazing person to work with and I have learned how to show empathy towards patients and handle a patient who is in discomfort and needs a doctor's help. I would like to thank Dr. Desai and his team for taking the time to speak with me and understand my abilities and skills to guide me in the right path."