Anoshia Farid

Anoshia Farid

Working at EPIC heart and vascular clinic, under the supervision of Dr. Usman Khan, was an enriching experience through and through. Throughout the externship, I had the opportunity to shadow Dr.Khan in various settings, including the outpatient clinic and the catheterization lab in hospitals. I had the opportunity to interact with patients and the medical team.

At the clinic, we had a hands-on experience, encompassing evaluating the patients, presentation of cases to Dr. Khan and other providers, and discussion of management plans and recent updates of clinical criteria. This allowed me to strengthen my clinical and communication skills and empathy to build rapport in a patient-centered setting. I also had the opportunity to actively utilize the clinic’s EMR system to document patient encounters, review medical histories, and access relevant diagnostic reports efficiently. The medical team’s patient interactions broadened my understanding of active listening techniques and providing clear and comprehensive explanation of medical information. I also had engaging discussions with the medical team regarding the rationale behind management plans. Working with various medical teams at the clinic, incorporated the spirit of collaboration in me.

Furthermore, I had exposure to various diagnostic modalities during my time at the clinic. I actively observed echocardiograms, exercise stress tests, and carotid and venous Doppler ultrasounds, which inspired a keen interest in understanding the nuances of these diagnostic procedures. I also observed the steps involved in varicose vein procedures, such as Varithena, Veniseal, and Venclose techniques, where Dr. Khan engaged us in learning the steps and differences of these innovative treatments, which stimulated my eagerness to explore specialized areas within cardiology. At the hospital, I had the opportunity to observe catheterization procedures, learn about right heart hemodynamics and coronary anatomy. After every procedure, Dr. Khan discussed the indication and specific procedure findings with us.
Additionally, in reference to scholarly activities, I acquired knowledge of latest research in cardiology by attending the journal club sessions conducted by my peers at the clinic and presented a recent study myself, prevalence and incidence of anemia in PARADIGM heart failure and the impact of Sacubitril/Valsartan, published in JACC, in a comprehensible fashion.

The externship/observership with Dr. Khan was a well-rounded and insightful experience of healthcare system in the United States.

MD Parbej Allam

I had the distinct privilege of working with Dr. Usman Khan during my four-week clinical rotation at Epic Heart and Vascular Center in the month of August. I am delighted to write this testimonial to express my gratitude for his guidance, expertise, and...

Albaraa Muad Abdulghani Alshargabi

I had the incredible privilege of spending the month of September at Epic Heart and Vascular, and the experience was genuinely invaluable. The entire Epic Heart and Vascular team graciously provided me with an extraordinary learning opportunity that exceeded all my...

Fnu Komal

I had the wonderful opportunity to complete a clinical rotation at the Epic Heart and Vascular Institute under the supervision of Dr. Khan, for the month of June 2023. It was my first U.S HealthCare System experience and Dr. Khan played an excellent role in...

Dina Abdelhamid

I had the incredible opportunity to complete a clinical rotation at the Epic Heart and Vascular Institute under the guidance of Dr. Khan. This experience marked my first encounter with the intricacies of the U.S. healthcare system, and I must say that Dr. Khan played...

Mikail Khanzada

Hello! I’m Mikail Khanzada, a 4th Year MBBS student at Lahore Medical and Dental College. I got the opportunity to rotate with Dr Khan at the Epic Heart and Vascular Centre and HCA Houston Northwest in September 2023. I found out about the rotation through contacting...