I did one month rotation at epic heart and vascular center in January-February 2023. I found this rotation not only to be extremely beneficial for learning but also aided alot in my personal growth. The staff members are very professional and dedicated to their work. Everyone was very friendly and easy to get along with.
I was able to obtain outpatient and inpatient exposure. The day usually consisted of attending rounds and consults at Houston HCA. In addition, I got to observe various cardiovascular procedures in the clinic and the hospital, such as Cath lab procedures ,venous ablation , sclerosing therapy ,arterial and venous ultrasounds, stress testing, echocardiogram and different techniques for treatment for chronic venous insufficiency like Varithena and Venaseal. I got training in evaluating and managing patients and using EMR. I discussed several cases with Dr. Khan, who gave helpful feedback to make improvement and always took it as an opportunity to teach. This practice significantly aided in the improvement of my clinical skills, helped in improving my communication with the patient and increased exposure to American health system and electronic medical record(EMR).
I was also frequently encouraged to study different topics and present them to the fellow observers and Dr Khan like type of heart failure and their treatment, different heart failure drugs and their indications and contraindications.
I was also given a chance to present a research topic of AHA journals on the topic of performing Percutaneous intervention without interruption of oral aunitcogaulations.
Briefly I would say it was a great opportunity to learn and improve personal skills. The environment was very friendly and gives you a lot of opportunity to learn.