HOUSTON nephrology

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We have multiple nephrology rotations in Houston.

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HOUSTON Nephrology #1

 

inpatient/OUTPATIENT US Clinical Experience
IN Nephrology

Specialty: Nephrology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 130

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place largely in the Texas Medical Center. On Wednesday morning, students can spend time in the doctor's outpatient practice located 30 minutes southwest of the Texas Medical Center. 

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Hours: Monday 8 AM to 5 PM (one half-day can be spent in the outpatient clinic and the rest of the time in different hospitals). 

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: During this US clinical experience in nephrology, you will be under the guidance of a board-certified nephrologist. ​The preceptor rounds at multiple hospitals, including Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor St. Luke's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Kindred Hospital, and Cornerstone Hospital. Rotators will have the opportunity to accompany the preceptor in the hospital for rounds. 

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.

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

Please note that the hospital experience is purely as an observer. 

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There will also be time set aside to work on a project to improve the physician's practice. ​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.   

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful since problems involving the kidney are common in outpatient practice. 

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.

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 nephrology #2

 

TESTIMONIALS

Shreedip

"The doctor is a great teacher. He is compassionate, patient, and always willing to answer any questions you may have."

inpatient/OUTPATIENT US clinical experience
IN nephrology

Specialty: Nephrology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 8

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Where will the rotation take place: This US clinical experience will take place 45 minutes south of Houston. Your time will be split between the outpatient and inpatient settings. Because you will be seeing patients in different hospitals, this rotation requires the IMG to have his or her own transportation. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 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 a combined inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a nephrologist who is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine

While in clinic, you will evaluate and manage patients with chronic kidney disease, nephrolithiasis, and other types of kidney disease. While in the hospital, you will see end-stage renal disease patients on the wards and in the dialysis units.

During your outpatient rotation in nephrology, you will be under the guidance of a nephrologist. During his fellowship completed at the Baylor College of Medicine, he was regarded as one of the program's finest teachers. 

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.

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 will also be time set aside to work on a project to improve the physician's practice. ​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 this experience requires a criminal background check or police report from your native country within the past year.

 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful since problems involving the kidney are common in outpatient practice. 

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 nephrology #3

 

inpatient/OUTPATIENT US clinical experience
IN nephrology

Specialty: Nephrology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 14

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Where will the rotation take place: This combined inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place 30 minutes north of downtown Houston.

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 a combined inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a well-regarded physician educator who is board certified in Nephrology. He holds staff appointments at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Houston Methodist Woodlands Hospital, Conroe Regional Medical Center, and Cornerstone Hospital. 

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.

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

  • Delivering talks about important topics in your specialty area.

  • Being involved in patient education.

  • Teaching other team members.

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

As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational. The hands-on component of this rotation will mostly take place in the outpatient setting.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. ​

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine; IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful as nephrology problems are frequently encountered in these specialties. 

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.

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

TESTIMONIALS

Pai-Chi

"This rotation includes inpatient and outpatient training. As a member of the renal consult team, I was allowed to see the patients myself and write progress (SOAP) notes and consultant notes. Then the doctor would review and discuss the notes with me. There were lots of patients in ICU we needed to take care of...it was a valuable experience to learn how to care for ICU patients. While following in the doctor's clinics, I could read the patients’ history and labs, and talk to the patients before the doctor came in. As an international medical student, it helped me a lot to understand how the medical system runs in the US."

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HOUSTON nephrology #4

 

inpatient/OUTPATIENT US clinical experience
IN nephrology

Specialty: Nephrology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 228

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Where will the rotation take place: This combined inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston. Although this clinical experience involves multiple locations, you may accompany the preceptor to these locations in his vehicle. 

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 a combined inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified nephrologist who is a dedicated teacher. He holds staff appointments at  Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital Sugar Land, and Kindred Hospital. 

This physician began his career following his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship caring for underserved patients. For years, he was based in rural New Mexico where he provided care to the American Indian (i.e., Native American or Indigenous American) population. He witnessed the higher incidence of end-stage renal disease in this patient population due to numerous factors, including lack of access to primary care and nephrology services. He found the work fulfilling and continues to travel to New Mexico periodically to serve these patients. 

In New Mexico, he recognized the importance of patient education in preventing and controlling chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus and the impact such teaching may have on reducing the risk for the development of chronic kidney disease. He brought this passion for education to his patients in Houston where he established his practice approximately ten years ago. 

In Houston he has been actively involved in the education of family medicine residents from the Memorial Hermann Health System. He was invited to give several lectures to the residents. He is also enthusiastic about teaching future doctors. 

This clinical experience will take place in dialysis centers, outpatient clinic (2-3 times per week - Monday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon, and Thursday morning), and the hospital. Although the preceptor visits multiple hospitals, students will be able to visit one or two hospital locations. 

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.

  • Entering notes in EMR (Practice Fusion).

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

  • Delivering talks about important topics in your specialty area.

  • Being involved in patient education.

  • Teaching other team members.

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

As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational. The hands-on component of this rotation will mostly take place in the outpatient setting.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. ​

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine; IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful as nephrology problems are frequently encountered in these specialties. 

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

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