An excellent mentor for immigrant medical graduates
I recently completed an externship at Dr. Roger Washington’s clinic. Doctor Washingtons’ daily presentation regarding the US Healthcare system helped me familiarize myself with different types of insurance, Medicare, HMO, and disability funds. In addition, this experience has allowed me to see and converse with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Under his assistance and supervision, I interviewed patients, assisted in writing patient notes, coordinated the appropriate tests, and got well versed with electronic medical records.
Furthermore, he is a compassionate doctor who listens to his patients and teaches them about healthy lifestyles. He is an excellent mentor for immigrant medical graduates who are looking for externship opportunities. Externship at this place helped me with my confidence and also evolved me as a person. Thank you, Dr. Washington.
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Dr. Samruddhi J
Every shift was productive, and I had something to learn.
I recently completed my externship at Dr. Washington’s clinic. I had an opportunity to get hands-on clinical experience, including taking history and performing physical examinations under his supervision. He provides autonomy in working on the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and discusses any changes in the notes he would recommend. In addition, we had one-on-one sessions at the end of the shift every day to discuss interview skills, patient care, and the latest research studies. Every
shift was productive, and I had something to learn. Read Dr. Priyanka’s Full Success Story
Dr. Priyanka K
You can tell that Dr. Washington is very passionate about his job
I just did a four-week externship at Dr. Roger Washington’s practice. As an international medical graduate, it’s extremely essential to have some exposure to the clinical setting in the US. During the four weeks, I learned a lot about insurance/ healthcare policy, communication skills, medical knowledge, and most importantly, the value of a family doctor. You can tell that Dr. Washington is very passionate about his job. He cares much about his patients and tries
his best to help them. I highly recommend Dr. Washington’s practice.
Exceptionally good at teaching things that books fail to convey
I recently had an opportunity to do an externship at Dr. Washington’s clinic and I am glad to share my positive experience here. First of all, He is very friendly and makes you feel extremely comfortable. He gave me an understanding of the US healthcare system as well as its day-to-day practices and protocols. He also provided a wider outlook on culture differences. I got the opportunity to obtain history and present it to Dr.
Washington. He included me during patient consultations. Subsequent discussions about diagnosis and management are genuinely a learning experience. Throughout the externship, he offered valuable tips that turned out effective in the process of writing personal statements for residency applications. I would highly recommend this externship program to any IMG looking to gain a firm understanding of this country’s medical system before applying to residencies here. He is exceptionally good at teaching things that books fail to convey. He always takes time to listen to patients, to whatever input they have in regards to their health. After witnessing so many patients in his clinic, I was amazed to see how the majority of patients suffer from a wide array of illnesses subsequent to ‘a stressful or busy schedule’ that was associated with lack of sleep. I personally experienced how you feel different when you are well rested. After witnessing his work closely, I highly recommend Dr. Washington’s Family Practice.
Committed to a holistic approach for patient care
I recently finished an externship here. I had great and valuable experience in Dr. Washington’s practice. It’s the only hands-on clinical experience in California for IMGs there and really worth the time. Dr. Washington has excellent communication and relationship with his patients. He is committed to a holistic approach for patient care. I enjoyed his enthusiasm for educating his patients (whether it’s how to manage your back pain, using inhalers in an effective way, boosting
mental health or applying wellness habits to your life). Also, he is determined to teach his externs and provide them with learning opportunities that they will benefit from. I highly recommend Dr. Washington’s practice.
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