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Tuesday 9 AM to 9 PM; Thursday 9 AM to 9 PM; alternating Friday or Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM (please note that there may be opportunities to rotate with the preceptor's colleague on Monday and Wednesday but this may not always be possible)
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 in New York City (Manhattan).
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. The preceptor holds hospital privileges at several Mount Sinai hospitals, including Mount Sinai West Hospital, where the doctor teaches residents in the operating room and labor and delivery. The physician is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists which is the highest level of distinction awarded by the leading specialty organization in the field.
The doctor has been practicing in New York for over two decades. During this time, the preceptor has been actively involved in educating medical and nurse practitioner students. The physician enjoys teaching and mentoring, and has never forgotten how fortunate he was to benefit from the guidance of dedicated mentors when he was a medical student. In precepting students, the doctor's goals are to shown learners how to develop strong relatonships with patients.
This preceptor is known for taking an active interest in his students and sharing his own experiences in the field. Rotators will receive considerable advice on careers in the field, job prospects, and professional satisfaction.
You will see patients in his office. Among the conditions and issues you will encounter during patients visit are the follwoing:
Procedures are also performed in the office, and include colposcopy, urodynamic testing, LEEP, IUD insertion and removal, circumcision, and minimially invasive surgery. Rotators will have the opportunity to observe these procedures.
Although this rotation is largely observational, please note there may be opportunities for hands-on care in approximately 10% of the encounters (taking history, performing physical exam under supervision, presenting patients). For those who wish to participate in hands-on care, please discuss this with the preceptor. Of note, there is no EMR access during this rotation.
Who should consider this rotation:
IMGs seeking US clinical experience in obstetrics and gynecology. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine will also find this rotation useful as obstetrical and gynecological care is an important part of a career in this specialty.
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.
I would highly recommend a rotation with Dr. X. I have really deepened my understanding of Obstetrics and Gynecology through his asking of questions and thorough explanations. It was also very nice to see how great of a relationship he had with all his patients, displaying professionalism and humanity, which is also important to see as a medical student. Everyone in the practice was nice and willing to help me learn. It was a great experience!