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Monday - Thursday 9 AM - 6:30 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.
This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Tampa, Florida.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Pediatric Cardiology
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a board-certified pediatric cardiologist. The doctor is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida School of Medicine. The physician is on staff at St. Joseph's Children Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Advent Health. The preceptor is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Cardiology and completed residency training in pediatrics in the Midwest before moving to Florida to complete fellowship training. The doctor has been recognized for expertise in diagnosis and treatment as well as the delivery of compassionate care in multiple patient reviews which describe the doctor as "amazing." The preceptor has many years of experience as an educator with students rotating through the practice.
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 exams under the physician's supervision.
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in pediatrics or cardiology.
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 doctor is very patient and a great teacher. He is passionate about his work and this rotation gave me a good insight into pediatric cardiology. He is also very supportive and kind. He has a lot of experience in his field and I had a great experience learning from him. He taught me all about POTS and basic interpretation of EKGs. He also taught me how to diagnose and treat common pediatric cardiology conditions and always gave me constructive advice on how to improve...I would love the opportunity to rotate with him again.