houston gastroenterology

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We have multiple gastroenterology rotations in Houston.

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

HOUSTON GASTroenterology #1

 

OUTPATIENT US Clinical experience
IN GASTROENTEROLOGY

Specialty: Gastroenterology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 23

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Where will the rotation take place: This outpatient US clinical experience will take place 45 minutes north of downtown Houston. 

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM; Friday 8 AM to 3 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 highly regarded physician educator who is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine. 

Although he has been in private practice for over 10 years, he remains actively involved in education. He is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. In this capacity, he periodically staffs cases in the Department of Gastroenterology at the Ben Taub Hospital, one of the main teaching hospitals at Baylor. As a preceptor, he has also hosted first-year medical students as part of their Physician, Patient, and Society course. In this role, he helps students acquire clinical skills. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:​

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Being involved in patient education.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

You may also have the opportunity to attend GI Grand Rounds at the Baylor College of Medicine.

There may also be time set aside to work on a project to improve the physician's practice. Some possibilities include participating in activities that cultivate a holistic approach to health care. There may also be possible opportunities for volunteer work in a charitable project. Please note that the exact nature of the project will be decided by you and your preceptor. 

 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Internal Medicine or Gastroenterology.

How to obtain a letter of recommendation: The rotator should ask the preceptor for a LOR near the conclusion of the rotation. Dr. Desai has provided the physician with guidelines about best practices in letter writing that meet residency program requirements. 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

Houston gastroenterology #2

 

TESTIMONIALS

Yoonho

"The preceptor is not only an expert in his field, but also an excellent teacher and a great mentor. I was highly impressed by the manner he sees his patients and learned a lot how to take patient histories, write notes and give a presentation about patients and topics. He has enthusiasm to teach and help his trainees and encouraged me at times heartfully."

Inpatient/outpatient US clinical experience
in
Gastroenterology

Specialty: Gastroenterology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 68

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Where will the rotation take place: This outpatient US experience will take place at two offices: one is 30 minutes south of downtown Houston and the other is 1 hour south of downtown Houston. The inpatient component will take place 30 minutes south of downtown Houston. You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 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 inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified gastroenterologist. He is known for his bedside manner, and his efforts to really form connections with his patients. When we asked him what he wants IMGs to learn from his rotation, he said the following:

The art of storytelling and story listening is the most important thing I want IMGs or any other student of medicine to take away from my practice.

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient encounters and learn the following under the preceptor’s supervision:​

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  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing progress notes. 

  • Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • Being involved in patient education.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

The activities above will mostly take place in the outpatient setting. As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to participate in projects to improve the practice. Examples include data analysis projects leading to publication at national GI society meetings. 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 US clinical experience in Gastroenterology.   

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How to obtain a letter of recommendation: The rotator should ask the preceptor for a LOR near the conclusion of the rotation. Dr. Desai has provided the physician with guidelines about best practices in letter writing that meet residency program requirements. 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

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

TESTIMONIALS

Hakan

"Being a student of this doctor was refreshing. I learned a lot about gastroenterology and how to interact with patients to create mutual respect, harmony, and friendship. You can learn about him, many things, and that is not limited to medicine. Because he is highly sophisticated, you get a good grasp of finance, American culture, how to manage your life, and plan your future, especially as an international medical graduate. Working with him also teaches you to have more humility and doubt since medicine is not magic and nothing is or works for 100% of situations or patients. For sure, you will become a more humble person if you spend time with the doctor. I would highly recommend this rotation for future medical doctors, especially those who pursue a career in internal medicine and gastroenterology and who would like to become a better physician and human."