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Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 6 PM; Friday 8 AM to Noon
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 15 miles northeast 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 holds hospital privileges at Anne Arundel Medical Center. For years, the physician has been actively involved in the education of medical students and residents from different schools, including the Howard University College of Medicine.
This preceptor sees many patients with chronic medical conditions, and this will be an excellent opportunity to see and take part in the care of these disease processes in the outpatient setting. The physician also has a deep focus on preventive medicine, and IMGs will be able to gain a better understanding of the role internal medicine physicians play in the prevention and early detection of disease.
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.
Writing or entering clinic or progress notes.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Educating the patient.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
Several days a week, you will be able to attend educational lunch programs.
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.