houston cardiology

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We have multiple cardiology rotations in Houston.

Please click on your rotation of interest below to learn more about the rotation

HOUSTON cardiology #1

 

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 41

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place 30 minutes southwest of downtown Houston.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 1 PM 

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a well regarded physician educator who is board certified in Cardiology. He holds staff appointments at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital Sugar Land, St. Luke's CHI Sugar Land, and West Houston Medical Center. This preceptor has offices at different two locations, and you will be seeing patients at both locations. 

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.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write or enter clinic progress notes.

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

  • You will deliver talks about important topics in your specialty area.

  • You will be involved in patient education.

  • You will teach other team members.

  • 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 is a largely clinical experience. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine; IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful as cardiology problems are frequently encountered in these specialties. 

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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.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Roy Ziegelstein (Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Former Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) about How to Match Successfully in Internal Medicine


"The doctor is very knowledgeable and responsible to both patients and students. He provides students with the best learning environment and asks questions when we discuss. He is a very nice teacher and doctor. We can take patient histories, perform physical exams, make the presentation, and write patient notes...This is a really nice chance to get involved in US clinical work." - Qianlan "Friendly office environment. Enthusiastic mentor to answer questions and support student's engagement in hands-on clinical exposure." - Saeed





HOUSTON CARDIOLOGY #1

TESTIMONIALS

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Houston Cardiology #2

 

Outpatient externship in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 80

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Where will the rotation take place: The hands-on outpatient experience will take place two miles from the Texas Medical Center in Houston. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board certified cardiologist. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is on staff at Houston Methodist Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital. He is actively involved in teaching cardiology and interventional cardiology fellows at Houston Methodist Hospital. 

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.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write progress notes. 

  • 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 teach other team members. 

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

A typical day will involve evaluation of patients from 8:30 AM to 1 PM followed by several hours of note writing and charting. In the late afternoons, you will be involved in topic discussions with the physician preceptor. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to participate in projects to improve the practice. Examples include writing case reports of interesting patients or articles for community newspapers, conducting patient surveys, and participating in ongoing research projects. 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 family medicine, internal medicine, or cardiology.   

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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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When is this rotation available: One spot is available every month. We are currently filling positions for 2019.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Roy Ziegelstein (Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Former Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) about How to Match Successfully in Internal Medicine


"The doctor is very knowledgeable and responsible to both patients and students. He provides students with the best learning environment and asks questions when we discuss. He is a very nice teacher and doctor. We can take patient histories, perform physical exams, make the presentation, and write patient notes...This is a really nice chance to get involved in US clinical work." - Qianlan "Friendly office environment. Enthusiastic mentor to answer questions and support student's engagement in hands-on clinical exposure." - Saeed





HOUSTON CARDIOLOGY #2

TESTIMONIALS

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Houston Cardiology #3

 

inpatient/Outpatient externship in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

 

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 112​

Where will the rotation take place: The hands-on experience will take place one mile from the Texas Medical Center in Houston. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 1 PM to 8 PM (please note that you will also be able to attend morning report at Baylor St. Luke's Hospital in the morning before joining the attending in his office)

What you will do: This is an inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board certified cardiologist. He is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston College of Medicine and the site director for the ambulatory care rotation for transitional-year residents from HCA Houston. He has hospital privileges at the following institutions:

  • Baylor St. Luke's Hospital

  • Houston Methodist Hospital

  • Cornerstone Medical Center Hospital

  • HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center Hospital

  • HCA Houston Healthcare Specialty Medical Center Hospital

Your day will begin attending internal medicine morning report at Baylor St. Luke's Hospital. You will join the attending physician in the afternoon at his office where you will be actively involved in patient care. After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. Please note that this is now a shadowing observership. 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 research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will be involved in patient education.

  • You will teach other team members. 

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

In the evenings, you may accompany the attending physician for hospital rounds. The inpatient component will account for 15-20% of your total experience. You will also be able to attend Grand Rounds at the Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor St. Luke's Hospital. There may be opportunities to present topics at Journal Club. Because he typically has two transitional-year residents rotating with him per month, you may have the opportunity to work with residents. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that this is a largely clinical experience. 

Please note that during peak periods this preceptor has multiple students ​per month (as many as 10). Despite the presence of multiple learners in the office, this physician preceptor has developed a system which allows him to work with each student closely. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in family medicine, internal medicine, or cardiology.   

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.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Roy Ziegelstein (Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Former Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) about How to Match Successfully in Internal Medicine


"The doctor is very knowledgeable and responsible to both patients and students. He provides students with the best learning environment and asks questions when we discuss. He is a very nice teacher and doctor. We can take patient histories, perform physical exams, make the presentation, and write patient notes...This is a really nice chance to get involved in US clinical work." - Qianlan "Friendly office environment. Enthusiastic mentor to answer questions and support student's engagement in hands-on clinical exposure." - Saeed





HOUSTON CARDIOLOGY #3

TESTIMONIALS

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Doctor's Clinic

Houston Cardiology #4

 

inpatient/Outpatient externship in cardiology

Specialty: Cardiology

 

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 150

Where will the rotation take place: The hands-on experience will take place 30 miles north of downtown Houston. Please note that the doctor has several offices. Two offices are 5 miles apart. A third office is 15 miles away from the other two locations. You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to these locations. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 6 PM (1/2 day in clinic with remaining time in hospital)

What you will do: This is an inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board-certified cardiologist. The preceptor holds hospital privileges at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's  - The Woodlands Hospital, and HCA Houston Conroe Healthcare. The attending physician is involved in the education of family medicine residents and there may be times when residents are rotating in the outpatient clinic. The physician is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a designation given by the professional society to cardiologists at the top of their field. 

Among the medical problems you will encounter include coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, arrhythmia, valvular heart disease, and hypertension. Procedures are commonly performed, and you may be able to observe stress tests, echocardiograms, angiograms, loop recorder implants, cardioversions, and imaging studies. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. Please note that this is now a shadowing observership. You will be actively involved in patient care. This includes the following:

​​​

  • You will take patient histories.

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

  • You will present patients.

  • 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 teach other team members. 

  • 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 is a largely clinical experience. 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in family medicine, internal medicine, or cardiology.   

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. 

​​

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.

See Where Our Students Applying to Internal Medicine Have Received Interviews or Matched

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Roy Ziegelstein (Vice Dean for Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Former Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center) about How to Match Successfully in Internal Medicine


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HOUSTON CARDIOLOGY #4

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