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Monday - Thursday 8 AM to 4:30 PM; Friday 8 AM to 2 PM (please note that one day per week will be spent at a second location which is approximately 10 miles from the main office location)
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 Phoenix, Arizona (15 miles northwest of downtown).
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Internal Medicine
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of two board-certified internal medicine physicians. The first preceptor completed internal medicine residency, and then had the privilege of serving as chief medical resident. The physician then completed a geriatrics fellowship. The physician holds hospital privileges at Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Dell E Webb Medical Center.
The second preceptor has interests in the care of the underserved and the practice of evidence-based medicine. The physician stays up-to-date on the latest advances in the field and encourages students to read regularly to expand their knowledge. The doctor emphasizes the delivery of culturally competent care.
Both preceptors are extremely dedicated to deliver patient-centered care to their patients while educating the next generation of physicians. They have created a practice that values teamwork, collaboration, and communication. There are learners at every level, including premedical students who serve as scribes, medical students actively involved in patient care, and internal medicine residents and geriatric fellows from Banner.
International medical graduates rotating through this practice will be able to actively contribute to patient care in the clinic. There may be opportunities to accompany the preceptors to the nursing home or during house calls.
The office also provides a wide variety of services, including allergy testing, biopsies, orthopedic care, bone density testing, imaging (ultrasound, echocardiogram), sleep testing, podiatry, and urodynamics. IMGs will have a wonderful opportunity to observe these procedures.
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.
Performing exams under the physician's supervision.
Writing notes in the EMR (eClinicalWorks)
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Educating patients under supervision.
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.
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.