Houston internal medicine

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HOUSTON internal medicine #1

 

OUTPATIENT EXPERIENCE IN Internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 22

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Where will the rotation take place: This rotation will take place 45 minutes north of downtown Houston. This preceptor sees patients in different offices. Because you will be seeing patients in 3 different offices, this rotation requires the IMG to have his or her own transportation.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM

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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 Pediatrics. He completed his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, and was named Chief Resident during his last year of training. He has twice been named Physician of the Year by the hospital where he holds staff privileges. He has also been named one of America's top physicians. 

Although he completed his residency training in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, 80% of his practice involves the care of adults. Please note that this physician preceptor is involved in the education of medical students and nurse practitioners.  

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role 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 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 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. 

There may also be time set aside to work on a project to improve the physician's practice. Some possibilities include creating patient education handouts, creating informational pages for the practice website, and conducting patient surveys.  ​This will be an excellent opportunity to gain valuable skills in patient care while taking part in non-patient care related activities that will strengthen your CV.   Please note that the exact nature of the project will be decided by you and your preceptor. 

 

Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking hands-on patient care experience in Internal Medicine; IMGs seeking careers in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics. 

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

"Great outpatient rotation. All 3 offices are located in medical complexes with plenty of other doctors around which allows for additional network and interactions. The doctor is a good heart person. He will do his best to take good care of you. He is interested in hearing about your past and goals and takes time to show you around."

Sebastian (MD2B Connect Client)

HOUSTON internal medicine #2

 

OUTPATIENT EXPERIENCE IN Internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 21

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Where will the rotation take place: This rotation will take place 30 minutes southwest of downtown Houston. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 10 AM to 5:30 PM (except Wednesday 10 AM to 2 PM)

​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 Internal Medicine. He holds staff privileges at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital Sugar Land.

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role 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 enter or write notes in the chart.

  • 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 have opportunities to 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. 

Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking hands-on patient care experience or observership in Internal Medicine or 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.

TESTIMONIALS

"This rotation is actually the first four weeks of my U.S. clinical experience. The doctor helped me get familiar with the medical system in the U.S from 0. He is willing to do everything he can to help you."

Jun (MD2B Connect Client)

"This rotation is my first U.S. clinical rotation. The doctor showed me how doctors think and how to be a good doctor. During the rotation, I gradually built my confidence through hands on experience and his encouragement. I’m very grateful for this invaluable experience."

Amy (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is dedicated in teaching students and supportive."

Siyuan (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor and the staff are awesome. For a first glimpse of primary care clinic here in the US, the experience was perfect. You’ll get to see a variety of cases and get to work with different members of the healthcare team. The doctor is especially really approachable so do not hesitate to ask him questions. He eases you in with the process and gives you tips/ advise for better patient care every step of the way. He genuinely wants you to get the most of the experience."

Julian (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is a great teacher and doctor, very caring about his patients and clinic staff."

Armando (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is a very nice doctor who can guide you in the rotation. The clinic is near the hospital and there are different kinds of complicated patient I see in the clinic, I learned a lot from talking with these patients. During the clinic, under the guidance of the doctor, I can talk with even 10 patient a day...I very much appreciated the rotation here."

Shucen (MD2B Connect Client)

HOUSTON internal medicine #3

OUTPATIENT EXPERIENCE IN Internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 35

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Where will the rotation take place: This rotation will take place 30 miles southwest of downtown Houston. 

Hours: Monday 7:30 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday 9 AM to 5:30 PM; Wednesday 7:30 AM to 3 PM; Thursday 9 AM to 5:30 PM; Friday 7:30 AM to 2 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. As an osteopathic physician, she has been actively involved in the education of third- and fourth-year medical students from the University of North Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She enjoys teaching learners how to take complete/focused histories and exams, develop differential diagnoses, formulate treatment plans, and present cases. She holds a staff appointment at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role 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 be involved in patient education.

  • 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. Some possibilities include creating patient education handouts, writing a case report, EMR template creation, video editing, practice management support, and conducting patient surveys.  Please note that the availability of these projects is at the physician's discretion.  

Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking hands-on patient care experience in Internal 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

"The doctor explained to me how to improve an oral presentation in detail, which helps me a lot in the future. Also, she explained my questions patiently and nicely when we finished each patient encounter. The doctor is supportive and helpful."

Jodi (MD2B Connect Client)

Houston Internal medicine #4

 

Inpatient/outpatient experience in internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 66

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Where will the rotation take place: The inpatient component of this experience will take place in the Texas Medical Center at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. The outpatient component of the rotation will take place at two locations: one site is 20 minutes northwest of downtown Houston and the other site is 30 minutes southeast of downtown Houston. IMGs should have transportation, either in the form of their own car or through Uber/Lyft. 

Hours

Inpatient: Monday - Friday 6:30 to 8:30 AM and 2:30 - 5 PM

Outpatient: Monday - Friday 9 AM - 2 PM

Weekend duties are optional

What you will do: This is a combined inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board certified internal medicine physician. You will see patients at both his offices in the Houston area, and accompany him for hospital rounds at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. 

He has extensive experience educating IMGs over a long career in the specialty. In the past, he was involved in the education of students and residents from the Baylor College of Medicine, McGovern Medical School at UT Houston, and University of Texas Medical Branch. 

This is an attending physician who believes in the power of establishing strong connections with his patients. He is known for his warm and personable nature, and has been recognized for his compassionate bedside manner. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role 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 give talks. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to participate in projects to improve the practice. Please note that the availability of the project is at the discretion of the preceptor. 

​Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking hands-on patient care experience in Internal 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

"The doctor is an excellent educator. He was doing his best to give us well-rounded in- and outpatient experience. We were going to the hospital and clinic most days of the week if not every day (depending on admissions). We were rounding on his patients in the hospital. We gained in depth knowledge of hospital environment, work flow and patient management. Every student was getting patients of his clinic in turns. Then we were presenting patients to the doctor. When there was an interesting medical case or good teaching point to learn from a patient, the doctor was calling everybody in the room, so we all get the most out of the day in clinic and gain broad medical exposure and experience. He quizzed and discussed with us all steps of the medical case management. From routine ones to rare conditions."

Oleg (MD2B Connect Client)

"It was an incredible experience. The doctor is an incredible preceptor. Every time he had an interesting case, he called us so everyone can learn and always made us reason why it was happening."

Javier (MD2B Connect Client)

Houston Internal medicine #5

 

Inpatient experience in internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 124

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Where will the rotation take place: This is an inpatient rotation which will take place 25 miles north of downtown Houston.

Hours: Monday - Friday 7 AM to 6 PM

What you will do: This is an inpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board-certified internal medicine physician. He has hospital appointments at multiple hospitals, including HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe Hospital, HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Hospital.

 

Please note that while this attending physician is a core faculty member of the internal medicine residency program at the HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood Hospital, the rotation will take place at a different hospital. Although the hospital where you will be based has a family medicine residency program, you will be working directly with the attending physician. 

The typical census is 18-20 patients per day. ​After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. Under supervision of the attending physician:

 

  • 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 give talks. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to participate in scholarly projects. Learners should let the physician preceptor know as early as possible of their interest in participating in a project. 

​Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking hands-on patient care experience in Internal 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. 

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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

"The doctor is very good at teaching and educating. He asked questions during the rounds, elicited critical thinking about the medical cases and encouraged further learning on medical topics. He provided opportunities for me to get more interaction with patients and other team players. He is very knowledgeable. He explained in detail about the pathogenesis of the disease, the rationale of different drug uses and tests ordered for diagnosis differentiation. He always reviews the imaging results by himself and I have learned a lot on imaging reading including X-ray, CT and MRI. His bedside manner is most impressive. He takes time with his patients, listens to their stories and explains complex medical situation in plain language. As it is said, a good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. There is no doubt he is the latter one.  The doctor is so nice and friendly, to his patients, to the nurses, to his coworkers and to everyone. I never feel stressed working around him.  He cared about my career development and would like to offer help."

Xiaolei (MD2B Connect Client)

Houston Internal medicine #6

 

Inpatient/outpatient experience in internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 139

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Where will the rotation take place: This is inpatient and outpatient rotation which will take place 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston.

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 7 PM

What you will do: This is an inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board-certified internal medicine physician. He has hospital appointments at multiple hospitals, including Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Sugar Land Hospital, and OakBend Medical Center. He has been involved in teaching international medical students for years, and his interest in teaching stems from his training when he served as chief medical resident. 

In his practice, you will see adult patients with a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions. He is also committed to practicing preventive medicine and spends time with patients to ensure that they are well informed of the steps that they need to take to prevent disease. 

He is also involved in patient care outside of his outpatient practice, and see patients in the hospital, in nursing homes, and in skilled nursing facilities. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care. Under supervision of the attending physician:

 

  • You will take patient histories.

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will write notes (please note that these will be simulated notes for the doctor's review and will not be part of the medical chart)

  • 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 give talks. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to participate in projects in the office. Interested students should let the preceptor know early in the rotation. 

​Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking hands-on patient care experience in 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. 

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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Last updated: Nov 13th, 2018

 

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