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Monday - Tuesday 10 AM to 6 PM; Wednesday 11 AM to 8 PM; Thursday - Friday 10 AM to 6 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 12 miles north of downtown Chicago.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Internal Medicine
What you will do:
You will be actively involved in patient encounters during this US clinical experience. You will be under the supervision of a board-certified internal medicine physician who is on staff at at Presence St. Francis Hospital, Lutheran General Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital. These are hospitals that have internal medicine residency programs. This preceptor has been active in the education of internal medicine residents, particularly those from Presence St. Francis Hospital. The preceptor has also had students rotating in his office from University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Tulane University. The doctor is presently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College.
You will see patients in the outpatient practice. The preceptor also does rounds in the nursing home. If you are interested in rounding with the doctor in this setting, please let the doctor know.
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 exams under the physician's supervision.
Writing or entering clinic notes in the EMR (eClinicalWorks)
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Teaching other team members.
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.
The rotation was an invaluable experience that helped me gain experience of working in the US healthcare system. Dr. X is a great clinician. His clinical expertise is excellent and his ability to form relations with patients is unparalleled. He is very friendly with his staff and never once did I feel nervous working under him. He is considerate and is always willing to clear my doubts.