OUTPATIENT US clinical experience
IN hematology & oncology
Specialty: Hematology & Oncology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 262
Where will the rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place approximately 20 miles west of downtown Washington, DC. Please note this rotation involves time spent at two different locations. The two locations are approximately 10 miles apart. Therefore, transportation will be needed (either your own or via Uber or Lyft). For rotators who wish to remain at one location, a special arrangement can be made to accommodate you.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 AM to 4 PM; Friday 9 AM to 1 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.
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 Internal Medicine and Hematology & Oncology. Following residency in internal medicine, this physician completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology as well as advanced training in the specialty at the National Institute of Health. This physician has a hospital appointment at the Inova Health System.
Rotators will have the opportunity to see how a highly competent, caring, and compassionate physician provides care to medically complex patients with benign and malignant hematologic conditions and solid cancers. Patients have lauded this physician for professionalism, kindness, respect, empathy, and attentiveness. Rotators will also have the chance to appreciate the importance of communication and teamwork in the delivery of high-quality oncologic care. With the rapid advances in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, rotators will see how an expert in the field stays current with these developments and then implements these treatments to benefit patients.
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.
· Presenting patients.
· Reviewing patient charts in the EMR (NextGen; access provided but no note writing).
· Writing simulated notes for the preceptor’s review and feedback.
· Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
· Delivering brief talks on topics.
· 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 Internal Medicine or Hematology & Oncology.
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.
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