New Providers are always welcome here at ECHO. In order to become an attending at the clinic, you must be either a board certified physician specializing in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine, or a certified Family Nurse Practioner.
The clinic is open every Saturday. The first patient is seen at 9:00am and the day usually ends by 3pm.
If you would like to volunteer to the clinic, please contact Kimberly Ashayeri at: email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can become an attending?
A: A board certified physician specializing in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine, or a certified Family Nurse Practioner.
Q: How often will I be coming into the clinic?
A: We encourage preceptors to volunteer once every few months but are open to any amount of commitment. Once you complete the credentialing process you can volunteer as often or as infrequently as you would like.
Q: What documents will you need from me?
A: The Institute for Family Health (IFH) requires several documents from all attendings. We will work with you to collect these documents and to sign additional IFH specific forms. Documents include: Resume/CV, Copy of Diploma/Degree, Residency Certificate (physicians), Current infection control certificate, Copy of current Registration, Copy of License, Internet verification of NYS license, DEA (physicians), Child Abuse Certificate (Family Physicians and FNPs ONLY), BCLS Certificate, and Malpractice Facesheet.
Q: What is a typical day like at ECHO?
A: The attending, arrives at the clinic at approximately 8:30am for a quick tour and orientation of the clinic. Patients are seen starting at 9am -- they first go to the nurses station and then to the clinic teams (consisting of 3rd and 4th year medical students at Einstein). The clinic team then presents the case to the attending and a decision is made about treatment.
Q: Do I get to choose the days I work?
A: Of course! Every 3 months or so, the Clinical Schedule Coordinator sends out an email to all the attendings of Saturdays that are open and asks for two possible dates to work. The Coordinator then assigns coverage based on those preferences.
Q: How many patients will I get to see during a normal day at ECHO?
A: A normal day can range from 15 patients to 25 patients.
Q: How fast will I be able to start at ECHO?
A: Once you express your interest, we will work with you to collect the appropriate paperwork, which unfortunately can take quite a while. The faster the paperwork gets into the IFH, the faster you can start enjoying ECHO.
Q: Who can I contact with a question that is not answered here?
A: Our Medical Provider Recruiter Kimberly Ashayeri can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org