houston family medicine

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We have multiple family medicine rotations in Houston.

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

HOUSTON Family medicine #1

 

OUTPATIENT EXternship family medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 39

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

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM

Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.

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 Family Medicine.  She holds a staff appointment at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. This is a high volume patient clinic that will provide exposure to the full spectrum of problems and conditions seen in ambulatory care. IMGs will develop significant appreciation for the importance of continuity of care in a primary care setting. As a mentor, this preceptor cares deeply about her students and their future. She remains in touch with many of her former students. 

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 spend time understanding coding/billing

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

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Although this will largely be a clinical experience, there may be time set aside to work on a project to improve the physician's practice. Please note that the availability of these projects is at the physician's discretion.  

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) seeking hands-on patient care experience in Family 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. 

​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.


"Very knowledgeable, caring and compassionate physician." - Laurence "This preceptor loves her patients and their families. She also has a passion for teaching and mentoring and is loved by students rotating with her. She has a very busy clinic with many opportunities to pick up other skills if one is self-motivated and hard-working." - Layi

"The Doctor is very caring towards her patients and her students alike. She is extremely conscientious and always works towards creating learning experiences for her trainees. Her experience and dedication in ambulatory care in an area where healthcare for many can be hard to come by, is both an inspiration and a great motivator to always do better."

-Shaun

"The doctor operates a very busy clinic in Houston. Despite the heavy workload, she took her time with each patient and also let me examine the patients. She made it a point to discuss the cases with me and also gave me topics to look up on or read about. Would definitely recommend the rotation to anyone still studying for USMLE CK or CS or anyone who wants to brush on their patient- doctor skills."

-Poonam





HOUSTON FAMILY MEDICINE #1

TESTIMONIALS

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HOUSTON Family medicine #2

 

Outpatient externship in family medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 47

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place 15 minutes northwest of downtown Houston. This rotation is currently not available. 

Hours: Monday - Wednesday 9 AM to 5:30 PM; Friday 9 AM to 5:30 PM 

Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.

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 Family Medicine. She holds a staff appointment at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.  In the past, she was involved in the education of medical students from the Baylor College of Medicine. This will be an excellent opportunity to develop clinical skills in primary care while seeing a diverse patient population. This preceptor also completed general surgery residency training, and she enjoys performing minor surgical procedures in her office. This physician mentor is known for her compassion and warm bedside manner. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this 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 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. IMGs seeking to pursue a career in pediatrics will also find this rotation useful as this preceptor does see children. 

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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. 

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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HOUSTON FAMILY MEDICINE #2

TESTIMONIALS

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Family at a Beach

HOUSTON Family medicine#3

 

inpatient externship in family medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 167

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place approximately 30 miles north of downtown Houston.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5 PM (rotator will also have the opportunity to round with the preceptor on two weekends)

Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.

What you will do: This is an inpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified family medicine physician. The preceptor holds staff appointments at several hospitals, including HCA Houston Healthcare, where there is occasional contact with residents. Through this experience, students will gain familiarity with how family medicine physicians practice hospital medicine. 

 

This preceptor believes that students should be actively involved in patient care. The expectation will be that you will take histories and examine patients and then present cases to the preceptor. Patients will be seen in multiple areas, including the hospital ward, observation unit, med-surgical unit, and ICU. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this 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 under supervision.

  • 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. Please note that you may be asked to give short topic presentations.

  • 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. 

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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. 

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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HOUSTON FAMILY MEDICINE #3

TESTIMONIALS

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Family in the Park

HOUSTON Family medicine#4

 

inpatient/outpatient externship in family medicine

Specialty: Family Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # TBD

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place approximately 8 miles north of downtown Houston.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM (please note that you will also be asked to come in on weekends to round at the hospital; please discuss the timing of these rounds with the preceptor)

Hours have been provided by the preceptor. Hours are subject to change at the preceptor’s discretion, but the minimum total hours will remain approximately the same.

What you will do: This is an inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified family medicine physician. The preceptor holds a staff appointment at United Memorial Medical Center. Through this experience, students will gain familiarity with how family medicine physicians practice both outpatient and hospital medicine. 

 

Your day will begin with rounds in the ICU where you will see how the preceptor coordinates the care of critically ill patients with specialists in other fields, including gastroenterology, pulmonology, infectious disease, and nephrology. Following rounds, you will accompany the physician to his outpatient clinic where you will be actively involved in the care of these patients. As his practice serves a largely underserved area, you will learn how the socioeconomic determinants of health impact care in marginalized populations and how family medicine physicians are working with patients to help them overcome these challenges. 

On Mondays, you will accompany the attending to a nursing home where you will become more familiar with the role and responsibilities of the primary care physician in the evaluation and management of nursing home patients. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this 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 under supervision.

  • 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 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. 

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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. 

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.


Testimonials Coming Soon!





HOUSTON FAMILY MEDICINE # 4
TESTIMONIALS

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To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with Dr. Desai and his team