I did one month rotation at epic heart and vascular center in July. I found this rotation to be extremely beneficial for both learning and also for my personal growth. It was inspiring to see the professionalism of all the staff members yet at the same time everyone was very friendly and you get along with them very easily. Dr. Khan is an outstanding clinician and a very good mentor, he always gives you positive and constructive feedback which help you understand and work on your shortcomings. During rotation you are exposed to diverse patient population, and toward end of rotation you are comfortable at taking good history, doing relevant examination and coming up with a plan for common cardiovascular diseases. I also got opportunity to observe many procedures like Arterial and venous Ultrasounds, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram and common vein procedures like Varithena and Venaseals, Dr. Khan and ultrasound tech are very willing to teach and answer any questions you have.
I also got to present on 2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Coronary Artery Revascularization: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/ American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines. We had a good discussion about the topic after the presentation. I also got chance to attend the topic presentation by Dr. Khan on Anticoagulants and Anti platelet in front of medicine department of HCA Hospital King wood, it was very through and informative presentation.
To conclude my experience, I will say that this rotation teaches you a lot about how USA medical system works and you learn a lot from Dr. Khan about professionalism, how to interact with staff members and patients and about time efficiency and management. This rotation not only helps to improve your knowledge of cardiovascular diseases and management but also encourages you to build confidence and qualities to a become better professional in the future.