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Monday - Friday; 9 AM to 4 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: Washington D.C.
This outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Washington, DC (approximately 5 miles north of downtown).
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Pulmonology
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 pulmonary and critical care medicine. The physician completed internal medicine residency at Howard University and served as chief resident in the final year of training. Following fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine, the doctor established a practice in Washington D.C. and has been delivering high quality care for several decades. The preceptor holds hospital privileges at the Adventist Healthcare System. For years, the physician has been actively involved in the education of international medical students.
Please note that the most of your experience will take place under the doctor's supervision. However, on Wednesdays, you will be working with a colleague in 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 under supervision.
Examining patients under supervision.
Writing or entering clinic or progress notes.
Observing pulmonary procedures including bronchoscopy and PFTs
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.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in 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.
"In this rotation, attending and student always see the patient together. Through all the steps including interview, physical exam, assessment and plan. You could learn how to communicate with patients, other medical professionals, and provider."