houston endocrinology

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We have multiple endocrinology rotations in Houston.

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

HOUSTON Endocrinology #1

 

OUTPATIENT EXPERIENCE IN endocrinology

Specialty: Endocrinology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 36

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Where will the rotation take place: This rotation will take place largely in the Texas Medical Center. However, one day out of the week will be spent at the physician's office in Katy (30 miles west of downtown Houston). You will be responsible for arranging your transportation.

Hours: Monday 7 AM to 4 PM (Texas Medical Center location); Tuesday 9 AM to 11 AM (Texas Medical Center location; Wednesday 7 AM to 2 PM (Katy location); Friday 7 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 Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, and is actively involved in the education of endocrinology fellows.  He holds staff appointments at Methodist Houston West Hospital and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center.  Given this attending's expertise and interest in technology, this will be an excellent opportunity to learn how technology can improve the patient care experience. 

Your responsibilities include the following:

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  • You will take histories of patients either by phone or by telehealth.

  • You will then prewrite all notes in advance for new patients scheduled to be seen during the week. You will format these notes and present them to the attending in the practice's digital dashboard. Please note that this note writing will require 12-15 hours of work outside of time devoted to patient care. 

  • You will review the plan for all follow-up patients and then edit these plans accordingly based on information learned during the visit. 

  • You will create YouTube videos for use as an educational tool for the patient in the office. These videos will cover different endocrine conditions. 

  • The attending has 100+ pages of patient information that he has created in a web library. You will be involved in updating sections of this website. 

  • You will research the literature to answer clinical questions that arise during patient care.

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

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

You will have the opportunity to attend Endocrine Grand Rounds in the Texas Medical Center one Thursday of the month.

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Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (MGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in Internal Medicine; IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine.

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

HOUSTON ENDOCRINOLOGY #1

TESTIMONIALS


"The doctor runs a very fast paced practice and is technologically adept. He is adapting his practice to the changing trends and future of medicine. His personality was always very warm and friendly towards me and all his patients and staff. He made sure that I was comfortable in my new setting and to be available for any questions/concerns I had. What I loved most was talking with him about medicine and observing his thought process. He is a visionary and his insights have rubbed off on me in positively." - Abdul





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HOUSTON Endocrinology #2

 

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN ENDOCRINOLOGY

Specialty: Endocrinology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 53

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Hours: Monday - Friday 7 AM to 4 PM

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board certified endocrinologist. She holds hospital staff appointments at Baylor St. Luke's Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital. Please note that this preceptor has a strong background in education, having previously served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. 

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.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Since this practice has a large number of Spanish-speaking patients, some command of the language will be an asset for the experience.

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine since endocrinology problems are commonly encountered in these specialties.  

 

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

HOUSTON ENDOCRINOLOGY #2

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