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Monday 9 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday 9 AM to 2 PM; Wednesday - Friday 9 AM to 5 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: New York
This outpatient US clinical experience will take place at two locations in New York City (Manhattan and Queens). Students will not have to travel to both locations on the same day.
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 board-certified internist. During this rotation, you will have opportunities to take part in the full spectrum of care given in general internal medicine. This will include visits for acute care, chronic disease, and preventive medicine, including annual exams, vaccinations, and screening for cancer. As an Associate Professor of Medicine at Touro University, the doctor has been actively involved in the education of medical students and residents in the U.S., as well as international medical graduates. The physician holds staff appointments at Lenox Hill Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital.
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.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
May have opportunities to deliver talks or presentations about medical topics.
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.
As someone who plans on working as a PCP later on, this rotation gave me firsthand experience in running a clinic. I've gained a great deal of medical knowledge and hands-on experience. I'm fortunate to have worked under Dr. X; he's a terrific physician.