I am honored to work with Dr. Khan, a great mentor, phenomenal doctor and selfless human being. I got the amazing opportunity to have the hands on experience and electives rotation. From day one to life ahead, he made sure I was getting better to adjust and accommodate myself in US healthcare system, develop skills and qualities to be a qualified resident.
I had the chance to work both inpatient and outpatient, the best thing getting hands on experience, excess to EMR software, discussion on new innovations and recently upgraded articles, I availed the chance of interacting with the patients, taking histories, doing physical examination, providing consults, making notes, putting orders, did every single thing that a US medical student or a resident does. I am really overwhelmed by the wonderful learning opportunity. The best thing being he made sure that I was part of his team, got along with everyone really well, that enhanced my communication skills, I got better at team work secondly I learnt how to make acquaintances, learnt how to leave your mark when you leave.
I was fortunate to see and be part of many cardiac and peripheral catheterizations, transthoracic and transesophageal echos, saw many vein procedures such as venaseal, verithena, atherectomy and thermal ablations. I got a good grasp at ECGs, echos, cardiac and leg anatomy, vessels, tributaries and no. of pathologies. I learnt a lot from the stress tests and echoes, his technicians taught really well. I witnessed repatha injection, its indications and usage.
I learnt so much in one month more than any book could ever teach. He groomed both academically and professionally.
I had a very insightful and informative day with the ultrasonographist, learnt many pathologies and etiologies. I learnt many tidbits, facts, saw many cases, read many articles in various cardiac journals such as AHA, JACC; one case I remember on top of my head is where a patient was diagnosed with Mitral stenosis and Atrial fibrillation during cardiac cath because of varying pressure gradients.
The rotation made a possibility of turning my cardiology dream into a reality. I can now see that I can fit into the world where heart rhythms can sync with my career.
He appreciated me for my timely decisions, hardwork, motivation, will to explore, enthusiasm to learn more. The positive and negative criticism helped me grow and flourish more.
My anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, basic medical sciences got revived. We had fruitful discussions on various cases, topics, articles. I could see the improvement while doing uworld step 2ck questions simultaneously that how much these rotations escalated my knowledge and insight.
I encourage everyone who is interested into cardiology, please don’t miss this wonderful learning experience and the chance of rotating with the phenomenal mentor. I guess everyone deserves a best teacher and mentor like him. He brought up a good point that “it is better to wait and think rather than rushing up and committing a mistake”. I got many takeaway messages, suggestions that will help me throughout my life and enrich my career as well.
Dr. Khan is a considerate, passionate, generous gentleman and an amazing doctor.