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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 Pulmonology
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist. The physician is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida School of Medicine and on staff at St. Joseph's Children Hospital. The preceptor is also Clinical Associate Professor at the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. The physician has been heavily involved in the education of medical students, nurse practitioner students, and international medical graduates.
The doctor completed residency training in pediatrics in the Midwest and served as Chief Resident. For excellence as a resident, the doctor received the Outstanding Pediatric Resident Award. Following a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology and critical care, the doctor moved to Tampa and has now been in practice for nearly 30 years. The doctor is widely regarded for excellence in patient care, having been named Best Pediatric Pulmonologist in America.
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.
Entering clinic progress notes into the EMR (Intergy)
Teaching other team members. Since he has many premedical students working in his office, there are many opportunities to teach.
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 pulmonology.
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.
"This rotation largely exceeded my expectations. The preceptor is really caring, his team is super inclusive and each of the members gave his contribution to the teaching and training. The whole team’s educational attitude and the busy clinic creates the perfect environment for learning and for a considerable professional growth."