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Monday through Friday 8:30 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: Los Angeles
This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in the physician's outpatient practice in the Los Angeles area (50 miles south of downtown).
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology
What you will do:
(Please note that this rotation will strictly be an observership) You will be under the supervision of a physician board certified in obstetrics and gynecology. After completing residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Harvard Medical School, the preceptor completed two fellowships:
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Reproductive Andrology and Male Infertility
The physician has served as a faculty member in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at such places as Harvard Medical School, Stanford University School of Medicine, and UCLA School of Medicine. The doctor has published and presented extensively, having authored many articles, abstracts, and book chapters.
What gives the doctor tremendous joy is utilizing experience and knowledge to help people become parents. The physician creates a warm and supportive environment for patients. The doctor's other passion is teaching. The preceptor has been teaching international medical students and graduates for years. The physician considers himself a mentor, and strives to help students reach their goals. During the rotation, the doctor encourages students to write, and has been successful in partnering with students to develop case reports, journal articles, and book chapters.
As an observer in the office, you will observe patient encounters dealing with (please note that this experience remains within the regulations of California pertaining to the unlicensed practice of medicine. Rotators will not be practicing medicine but will be learning under the guidance of the physician preceptor):
Fertility issues in LGBT population
Fertility issues in cancer
You will have the opportunity to observe procedures.
Please note that you will have the opportunity to work with his physician partner who is also board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. This physician is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, and has been training residents for many years.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking careers in obstetrics and gynecology will find this rotation particularly useful.
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.