Telehealth: Well, we all know that this field has been expanding rapidly for a couple of months due to Covid-19.
For all those who are unaware of this term, telehealth in a nutshell:
Telehealth is the delivery of healthcare, education, and health information services via remote technologies. Remote learning is the best opportunity for all those who want to gain valuable clinical experience amidst pandemic. The best thing about remote learning is you can learn from anywhere across this world. Virtual rotations are proven to be the glimmers of hope. If you are amongst the ones waiting for U.S. residency, you must participate in these programs. If you are unsure about this, look at the advantages that tele rotations provide you. We all know that learning never goes to waste.
Have you enrolled yourself yet? Are you still deciding? These tips will help you clear your misconceptions.
Perks of choosing Telehealth / Virtual rotations
Tele rotation: Access to healthcare, anytime, anywhere
- It is convenient
Remote learning is relatively more convenient and safer, as you don’t have to go physically and still you can gain something fruitful. Making people’s lives a priority, tele rotations are a better opportunity to learn.
- It is cost-effective
Again the best part of remote learning is that you can learn from the comfort of the home too. You won’t have to for visas, air tickets, living expenses, and much more. There are almost no traveling barriers. Ultimately, tele rotations are providing you the opportunity to rotate from your home. Participating in a virtual rotation will help you save your expenses.
- Ease of access
Medical students or graduates who are remotely located or homebound can easily access these rotations. You just need to have an internet connection and you can easily participate in any of the programs. You can access tele rotations from any of the digital devices. Not only the devices, but you can also access virtual/ telerotations from anywhere in your home or other locations.
- It’s available from any country
Many of you might be planning for USA residency but delayed due to COVID. But, don’t worry telehealth or virtual rotations are something that you can also access from where you are right now. Whether you are in India, Russia, or any other country, you need not worry about transportation. Virtual rotation makes the task easy for you.
- Saves time
Tele rotations are done within a given period or according to the US. time zones. Meanwhile, you can complete your other works or spend time on something that you want to do. Virtual rotations don’t take your whole time and hence you can make the most of your remaining time.
Now that you know the benefits listed above, you must work harder to make your virtual rotations count. But just listing the benefits are not enough right? The important part is how can you make the most after enrolling in a tele rotation program. I recommend you to follow these tips to have a successful rotation experience. Make your tele rotation experience a memorable and fruitful one, so that it helps you in the future.
Check out these tips.
- Be a vibrant participant
To receive a stronger Letter of Recommendation (LoR), you must pay attention to every week’s lectures. Show interest in the specialty you choose. Also, before choosing a specialty, research well, and make the right decision for your future. Make sure that you are an active participant and understand everything well. LoR’s are generally based upon merit. Hence, being an active participant will lead you to a stronger LoR.
- Limit interruptions
While remote learning, distractions are likely to arise more. But during the time of sessions, focus on what your preceptor teaches you. They will be sharing with you valuable information. You will have to limit your distractions and pay your full attention to the on-going rotation. Refrain from doing other activities while your tele rotations are going.
- Make sure you have a strong internet connection
An Internet connection can be a big barrier to your tele rotations. Cross-check the connectivity requirements before you get started. Ensure that you have a proper connection when your rotations are going on.
- Ask out your questions
Don’t shy from asking questions to your guide/preceptor. Ask out every single doubt that arises in your mind. Whether your query might be silly or important, clear all your queries. When you are paying for something, don’t let that time and money go waste. Hence, it’s always better to ask questions.
- Interact with your preceptor more
As you all know that you may have to interact with other medical students too. Take this opportunity as a good chance and try to interact more with your preceptor as well as other students. You will get to know other people as well.
Are you interested in a tele rotation program? View our offered programs and apply today!