AMOpportunities provides clinical rotations and observerships for international medical students and graduates. Hear what Nakul, a visitor with AMO from UAE, had to say about his clinical rotation with an internist at Pajaro Health Center in California.
AMO: What inspired you to get a rotation through AMOpportunities?
I found out about AMOpportunities through a close friends of mine who completed rotations with AMO. He let me know about his positive experience and suggested that I consider doing one as well.
AMO: What did you think about your rotation and clinic experience?
The four-week rotation I had with Dr. R. and his team at Pajaro Health Center was truly great. I observed how the doctor obtained medical histories and took physical examinations. The rotation focused on common medical disorders and the methods with which these cases could be managed. The doctor encouraged me to review and learn about different diseases. This helped introduce me to new information about diseases and clinical signs that I was not fully aware prior.
During this experience I saw many complicated geriatric cases and learned how they could be managed with the help of an internist. In addition, the nursing staff was very helpful, they truly made me feel like a part of their team. They taught me how to do important diagnostic procedures such as ECG, ABI, and Spirometry. Overall, it was a great experience, and the staff of Pajaro Health Center was truly the best part.
AMO: What would you say to other international medical students and graduates thinking about working with AMOpportunities?
I would definitely recommend AMOpportunities to other IMGs and medical students looking for a U.S. clinical experience.
AMO: How do you think this experience will help you with your career and further studies?
The rotation will definitely aid in my future career. It has taught me me how internists function in a private setting. It has also taught me how to deal with complicated cases more efficiently.
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