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We have multiple general surgery rotations in Houston.

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Houston GENERAL  surgery #1

Houston General Surgery #1

Inpatient/outpatient US clinical experience
in general surgery

Specialty: General Surgery

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 185

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Where will the rotation take place: The hands-on inpatient and outpatient experience will take place in southeast Houston in a suburb approximately 20 miles from downtown. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 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 inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board-certified general surgeon. The physician is on staff at multiple hospitals in the HCA Houston Healthcare System and is a member of the American College of Surgeons. The preceptor is known for not only surgical skills but also for having a warm bedside manner. The attending has published research in several journals, including Journal of Surgical ResearchJournal of Surgical Education, and Journal of Surgical Oncology.

Part of every day will be spent in the outpatient practice where you will be actively involved in patient care. You will assist the physician in taking histories and refine your skills in case presentation. Among the conditions you may encounter include colorectal disease, hernias, hemorrhoids, appendicitis, as well as many others. 

There will be opportunities to accompany the preceptor to the hospital. Please note that the operating room will be available for your observation during two weeks of the four-week rotation. During the time spent in the operating room, hospital policy dictates that you observe the surgeries (you will not scrub in). Most of the surgeries that are performed are laparoscopic. 

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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  • 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.

  • 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. 

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

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. 

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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.

TESTIMONIALS

Zach

“A great opportunity to experience community general surgery with a preceptor who is eager to teach and discuss all aspects of clinical practice in the US.”

Houston GENERAL  surgery #2

Houston General Surgery #2

Inpatient/outpatient US clinical experience
in general surgery

Specialty: General Surgery

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 249

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Where will this rotation take place: This combined inpatient/outpatient US clinical experience will take place two hours southwest of downtown Houston.

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 AM to 6 PM (On Wednesday, the preceptor is on call so it is possible that the day could end well after 6 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: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified general surgeon who is a dedicated teacher. Every year, the general surgery residency program at McGovern Medical School at UT Health Science Center sends a resident to rotate with this attending for a period of two months. This attending also teaches and mentors premedical students and PA students.

 

Although this attending has multiple hospital staff appointments, 90% of the work is performed at a single hospital in Victoria, Texas. This hospital serves not only the patient population of Victoria but serves as a catchment area for the approximately 200,000 patients spread throughout the region surrounding the city, an area that has limited access to surgical care.

 

Rotators will have the opportunity to spend time in the outpatient clinic, operating room, and on call with the attending. Typical OR cases include laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repair (inguinal, incisional, umbilical), breast biopsy and other procedures, thyroid surgery, and colon resection. Every Wednesday, the doctor is on call. What this means is that the attending is available for emergency cases (e.g., cholecystectomy, colon perforation). While on call, new patient consultations will also be performed, a wonderful opportunity for the rotator to learn how to perform an evaluation of urgent surgical issues. The surgeon is also on call for acute care and trauma cases.

 

After one week 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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·    Taking patient histories.

·    Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

·    Presenting patients.

·    Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

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

·    Observing a variety of surgeries in the operating room (rotators will be permitted to scrub in).

 

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

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​​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience. IMGs seeking careers in surgery will find this rotation particularly useful. 

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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. 

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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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Houston GENERAL  surgery #3

Houston GS #3

Inpatient/outpatient US clinical experience
in general surgery

Specialty: General Surgery

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 253

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Where will this rotation take place: This combined inpatient/outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Houston, Texas (approximately 25 miles from downtown).

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 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: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified general surgeon who is a core faculty member of the University of Houston College of Medicine General Surgery Residency Program. The attending is on staff at Houston Methodist Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital, and HCA Houston Healthcare. The physician is on the cutting edge of technology in surgery (robotic and laparoscopic surgery) and is eager to share this knowledge and expertise with residents and students.

 

Two days of the week will be spent in the outpatient clinic and endoscopy suite. The other three days will be hospital-based with a combination of time spent participating in attending rounds, seeing new consults with the residents, and observing cases in the operating room.

Typical OR cases include laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repair (inguinal, incisional, umbilical), and colon resection.

 

After one week 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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·    Taking patient histories.

·    Presenting patients.

·    Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

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

·    Observing a variety of surgeries in the operating room (rotators will not be permitted to scrub in).

 

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

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​​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience. IMGs seeking careers in surgery will find this rotation particularly useful. 

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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. 

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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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Houston GENERAL  surgery #4

Houston General Surgery #4

Inpatient/outpatient US clinical experience
in general surgery

Specialty: General Surgery

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 258

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Where will this rotation take place: This combined inpatient/outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Houston, Texas (approximately 25 miles from downtown).

Hours: Monday 11 AM to 5 PM (clinic); Tuesday 8 AM to 4 PM (operating room); Wednesday 8 AM to 4 PM (operating room); Thursday 8 AM to Noon (clinic); Friday 9 AM to 5 PM (clinic)

 

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: You will be under the supervision of a board-certified general surgeon who completed fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery. Through this training, the attending has acquired advanced skills in laparoscopy and robotic surgery. This expertise allows the surgeon to perform surgeries with smaller incisions, permitting patients to recover quicker and return to normal life with less pain. The physician is a core faculty member of the University of Houston College of Medicine General Surgery Residency Program. The attending is on staff at Houston Methodist Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital, and HCA Houston Healthcare.

 

Three days of the week will be spent in the outpatient clinic. The other two days will be hospital-based with the bulk of the time spent in the operating room. Typical OR cases include laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repair (inguinal, incisional, umbilical), and colon resection.

 

This attending is an excellent role model who believes that it is sacred to have the opportunity to care for surgical patients. The physician holds this trust in high regard and is driven to provide these patients with the type of care that they deserve.  

 

After one week 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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·    Taking patient histories.

·    Presenting patients.

·    Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

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

·    Observing a variety of surgeries in the operating room (rotators will not be permitted to scrub in).

 

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

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​​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience. IMGs seeking careers in surgery will find this rotation particularly useful. 

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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. 

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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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