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We have multiple anesthesiology rotations in Houston.

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Outpatient externship in anesthesiology

Specialty: Anesthesiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 78

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​Where will the rotation take place: The hands-on outpatient experience will take place at multiple outpatient locations in Houston, including the preceptor's main center as well as ambulatory surgery centers. Extensive travel is required. A vehicle is highly recommended.  

 

Hours: Monday - Friday 7 AM to 5 PM

What you will do: You will be under the supervision of a board certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. He has trained at multiple institutions, including Harvard University. At every stop of his career, he has been recognize for the quality of care he delivers. He has also performed research in the field, and has published and presented his work in scientific journals and at conferences.

 

He has an extensive background in teaching, having served as an Assistant Professor. He is the past recipient of a medical student teaching award for excellence in teaching as a resident. He is currently involved in teaching anesthesiology residents at Ben Taub Hospital. He holds staff appointments at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and Providence Hospital of North Houston.

Patients presenting to his center often come in with headache, facial pain, joint pain (neck, back, peripheral), sciatica, and neuropathy. He uses cutting-edge treatments to manage these conditions in an evidence-based manner. Among the procedures that he performs include epidural steroid injections, joint injections, trigger joint injections, stellate ganglion blocks, trigeminal ganglion blocks and spinal cord stimulator placement. ​

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. Please note that this is not a shadowing experience; you will be actively involved in patient care. This includes the following:

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  • You will take patient histories.

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write progress notes. 

  • You will have opportunities to observe procedures. 

  • You will have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will be involved in patient education.

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to participate in projects to improve the practice. Examples include development of templates for note writing, and instructions for patients pre- and post-procedure.  Since this is a growing practice, there may also be opportunities to participate in social media marketing. Please note that the availability of the project is at the discretion of the preceptor. 

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.   

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Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft. 

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During the rotation: Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.

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"The doctor is a great teacher. He has good interpersonal skills. He is very patient and nice to everyone he works with. I felt comfortable approaching him with questions and concerns, because he is knowledgeable and always willing to help. He will continue to explain things until I understand the information. He encouraged me to have more interaction with patients which strengthened my clinical skills. He provided the best pain medicine rotation experience." - Shaopeng "He is very nice. He has a lot of experience in pain management. He tries to let you feel very comfortable during the rotation." - Junior "The doctor is a highly talented and qualified pain medicine anesthesiologist. Along with his team at his office, he would try to provide a comfortable environment for your learning while still on a daily busy routine. Friendly, knowledgeable, and comprehensive." - Daniela

"The doctor is an amazing person and an exceptional physician. He helped me improve my patient history taking and increase my knowledge in pain medicine. His clinic is very busy and students will have a great exposure to patient care."

- Theodoro





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inpatient externship in anesthesiology

Specialty: Anesthesiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 85

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​Where will the rotation take place: The hands-on inpatient experience will take place two hours southwest of downtown Houston.

 

Hours: Monday - Friday (7:30 AM - End time varies depending upon last OR case)

What you will do: This is an inpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board certified anesthesiologist. After completing his anesthesiology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, he has practiced for many years. In addition to delivering high quality patient care, he is committed to educating future physicians. He is involved in the education of family medicine residents. He is on staff at DeTar Healthcare System and at Citizen's Memorial Hospital. 

This rotation will take place in the hospital setting and at an outpatient surgery center. Please note that the preceptor takes call once per week as well as one weekend of the month. Rotators will have opportunities to take part in these calls. 

Among the cases you will take part in include orthopedic surgery, bariatric surgery, general surgery, and cardiovascular surgery. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. Please note that this is not a shadowing observership. You will be actively involved in patient care. This includes the following:

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  • You will take patient histories (preoperative).

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will be present in the operating room. 

  • You will have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will be involved in patient education.

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that this will be a purely clinical experience. 

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking experience in anesthesiology.

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Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines which will improve the quality of the letter. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft. 

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During the rotation: Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.

Wondering how to do well during your anesthesiology rotation? Read Dr. Desai's article - How to Succeed in Your Anesthesiology Rotation 

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outpatient externship in anesthesiology

Specialty: Anesthesiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 157

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Where will the rotation take place: The outpatient experience will take place 45 minutes north of downtown Houston. The preceptor may spend time at three different locations so a car is recommended.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM; Friday 8 AM to Noon (please note that you will also spend some time seeing patients with one of his colleagues)

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board- certified physician in anesthesiology. He holds hospital staff appointments at Houston Methodist Hospital and HCA Houston Healthcare. He is actively involved in teaching and mentoring pain fellows from the MD Anderson Cancer Center and family medicine residents from HCA Houston HealthcareHe holds a faculty appointment at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

In his practice, he is committed to providing personalized care to patients suffering from painful conditions. Among the conditions that he routinely evaluates and treats include back pain, neck pain, cancer pain, headache, and neuropathy. Procedures that he frequently performs to help relieve pain include nerve blocks, epidural injections, implantation of pain pumps, nerve ablations, and placement of spinal cord stimulators. 

 

This rotation will take place mainly at the physician's outpatient clinic but some time may be spent in a surgical center. On the first day, you will be introduced to how the clinic operates, its processes, and patient flow. After several days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this rotation will be a mix of hands-on activities and observing). This includes the following:

 

  • You will take histories of new and established patients.​

  • You may have opportunities to examine patients under physician supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will observe state-of-the-art procedures in pain management.

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that some of your time will be spent with one of his colleagues in the practice.

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking experience in anesthesiology.

​​Will a letter of recommendation be offered: Yes, assuming that the IMG meets the expectations of the rotation. Dr. Desai will provide the physician with guidelines that will improve the quality of the letter. In some cases, the preceptor may ask the rotator to write a letter of recommendation draft. 

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​During the rotation: Our team will be checking in periodically with you to ensure that you are having an optimal experience. We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions during the rotation.

Wondering how to do well during your anesthesiology rotation? Read Dr. Desai's article - How to Succeed in Your Anesthesiology Rotation 

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