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We have multiple internal medicine rotations in Houston.

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HOUSTON internal medicine #1

 

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN Internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 22

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on 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 (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 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: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students 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.

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


"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 Conenct Client)





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HOUSTON internal medicine #2

 

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN Internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 21

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on 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 (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 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: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students 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.

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


"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 Conenct Client)





HOUSTON INTERNAL MEDICINE#2

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HOUSTON internal medicine #3

OUTPATIENT EXternship IN Internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 35

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on 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 (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 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: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students 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.

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

 


"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





HOUSTON INTERNAL MEDICINE#3

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Houston Internal medicine #4

 

Inpatient/outpatient externship 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 hands-on 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 (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 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: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students 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.

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


"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 Conenct Client)





HOUSTON INTERNAL MEDICINE#4

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Houston Internal medicine #5

 

Inpatient externship in internal medicine

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 124

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Where will the rotation take place: This is a hands-on 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 (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved 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: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students 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. Please note that the attending physician will write the letter on hospital letterhead if requested by the student.

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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.

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


"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





HOUSTON INTERNAL MEDICINE#5

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Houston Internal medicine #6

 

Inpatient/outpatient externship 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 hands-on 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 (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved 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: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students 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.​

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


"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 Conenct Client)





HOUSTON INTERNAL MEDICINE#6

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Houston Internal medicine #7

 

Inpatient sub-internship in internal medicine/ICU/Pulmonology

Specialty: Internal Medicine

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 153

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Where will the rotation take place: This is an inpatient hands-on sub-internship which will take place 8 miles north of downtown Houston.

Hours: Monday - Sunday 5 AM to 5 PM (please note that this rotation will take place every day of the week)

What you will do: This is an inpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a physician who is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care. He holds faculty appointments at multiple U.S. medical schools, including the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) where he is Clinical Professor of Medicine. He is also a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Baylor College of Medicine. He has hospital appointments at multiple hospitals, including Houston Methodist Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, Kindred Hospital, and Cornerstone Hospital. He has taught hundreds of medical students and international medical graduates over several decades, many of whom have successfully matched and are now well established in their careers. 

He believes that future doctors learn best when they are actively involved in patient care. For that reason, he does everything in his power to provide the learner with a substantial experience. Rotating students will have a hands-on experience under his supervision.

The typical day will be as follows:

5 AM to 7 AM: Prerounds

8 AM to Noon: Attending rounds

Noon to 5 PM: Admitting new patients or performing consultations

Of note, there will be days in which the team will stay past 5 PM and this will depend on whether patients require additional attention. Students will also have the opportunity to take overnight call to gain appreciation for what they will experience as residents. 

There will be opportunities to become involved in research projects. This preceptor has published hundreds of articles in scientific journals, and feels strongly that students should get exposed to the research process. The typical student will complete the rotation with one publication. Interested students should inform the preceptor of their interest in taking part in research early in the rotation.

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). 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 

  • 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. 

Please note that this hands-on experience is not available as a one-month rotation. Interested students should be willing to commit to two or more months.

Students who choose to spend two months at the hospital will be able to earn two letters of recommendation, one from the primary preceptor and another from one of his colleagues. The second letter will be written by a colleague in infectious disease, nephrology, or other IM subspecialty with whom you will work. 

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, and Critical Care (ICU).   

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.​

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


"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





HOUSTON INTERNAL MEDICINE#7

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