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 an instrumental role in making it a truly enlightening and memorable journey.
From day one, Dr. Khan displayed an unwavering commitment to my learning experience. He was not only approachable but also incredibly helpful, taking the time to answer all my questions and provide invaluable insights into the world of cardiology. Dr. Khan’s dedication to teaching made all the difference as I navigated the challenges of understanding and adapting to the U.S. healthcare system.
During my rotation with Dr Khan, I had the privilege of gaining exposure to a wide array of medical procedures and practices. One of the most fascinating aspects of my rotation was learning to take patient histories, even when language barriers were present, thanks to the help of interpreters. Additionally, I honed my skills in utilizing the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, an essential tool in modern healthcare.
The hands-on experiences were truly transformative. I witnessed numerous procedures such as venaseal, varithena, and RTA, all of which were utilized to treat varicose veins. I had the opportunity to observe cases involving Echocardiography (ECHO), stress Electrocardiography (EKG), Holter EKG, and Ultrasound (U/S) of lower limbs, providing me with a comprehensive understanding of cardiology diagnostics and interventions.
One of the most memorable moments during my rotation was attending a transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) procedure performed by Dr. Khan at the hospital, and attending a coronary angiography he performed at the cath lab. Dr. Khan explained in detail the different indications for CABG and PCI. They were remarkable experiences that deepened my appreciation for the complexity and precision of cardiology procedures.
In addition to my clinical experiences, I was given the opportunity to present on “Special Patient Population: Cancer and Young Adults,” drawing from the 2023 AHA Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Chronic Coronary Disease. This task allowed me to delve into the critical intersection of cardiology and oncology. I also successfully completed assignments on lipid management according to the 2023 guidelines for chronic coronary disease patients, goal blood pressure based on baseline cardiovascular disease risk, and the intricacies of superficial and deep venous systems.
I am profoundly grateful to Dr. Khan for his dedication, mentorship, and invaluable insights that have enriched my medical education. I absolutely recommend Dr. Khan’s rotation to any medical student seeking a profound experience in the US. This experience has not only deepened my medical knowledge but has also inspired me to approach patient care with the same level of compassion and dedication that I observed in Dr. Khan’s practice. It was an invaluable experience that I will carry with me throughout my medical career, and I cannot thank Dr. Khan enough for his invaluable contributions to my education and growth as a future physician.