inpatient externship in infectious disease
Specialty: Infectious Disease
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 58
Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place in hospitals and long-term acute facilities throughout Houston. Therefore, IMGs will need transportation to travel from one facility to another.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 4:30 PM
What you will do: This is an inpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board certified infectious disease physician. He holds hospital staff appointments at Kindred Hospital, Cornerstone Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, West Houston Medical Center, CHI St Luke's Health Brazosport Medical Center, and UTMB Health Angleton Danbury Campus.
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:
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 have opportunities to give talks.
You will spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Surgery since infectious disease 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.
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.
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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