HOUSTON nephrology

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We have multiple nephrology rotations in Houston.

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HOUSTON Nephrology #1

 

inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN Nephrology

Specialty: Nephrology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 6 and # 130

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place in an outpatient practice within 1 mile of the world-famous Texas Medical Center in Houston. Hospital rounds will occur in the Texas Medical Center and other institutions around the Houston area. You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation. 

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Hours: Monday 9 AM to 5  PM

What you will do: During your inpatient and outpatient rotation in nephrology, you will be under the guidance of two nephrologists. You will spend two weeks with one nephrologist and two weeks with the other nephrologist.

 

  • Nephrologist # 1 completed his nephrology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine. While there, he was regarded as one of the program's finest teachers. As an interventional nephrologist, he is affiliated with Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center Hospital, Texas Women's Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. This will be the outpatient component of the rotation.

  • Nephrologist # 2 rounds at multiple hospitals, including Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor St. Luke's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Kindred Hospital. Rotators will have the opportunity to accompany the preceptor in the hospital for rounds. During the two weeks with this preceptor, you will also have three 1/2 day clinics where you will be involved in outpatient care. You will also visit dialysis centers. 

 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that the outpatient component of this rotation will not be a shadowing observership and you will be involved in hands-on patient care; however, due to hospital policies, the inpatient component will be more observational). 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 spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

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 hands-on patient care 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. 

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.

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 a great teacher. He is compassionate, patient, and always willing to answer any questions you may have." - Shreedip "Student is exposed to various aspects of clinical nephrology, from consults at medical center, clinic to interventions. Preceptors are very caring. They do not ignore students and make sure students learn the most of out the rotation." - Yi "Great rotation with both inpatient and outpatient experience. I’ve had a great time rotating with the doctor, he is very knowledgeable and loved to teach during each clinical encounter in the office. I’ve had the opportunity to visit multiple hospitals where I rounded and got to see a wide array of acute problems. Overall, it was a well-balanced rotation with inpatient and outpatient experience as well as interventional procedures." - Bibi





HOUSTON NEPHROLOGY #1

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HOUSTON nephrology #2

 

inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN nephrology

Specialty: Nephrology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 8

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation 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​

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

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 hands-on patient care 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. 

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.

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


"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." - Pai-Chi "The doctor and his team made me feel part of the team. It's due to my externship with him that I made up mind to pursue a career to be a nephrologist. He is very nice, kind and humorous, very easy-going, having a great relationship with his patients. Everyone in his team liked him a lot. It's a positive environment and organized well. He cares about what you can learn from each patient. He is very good at teaching. He lets you do the history, physical, notes, and gives you the chance to present your assessment and plan, then he shows you his clinical thinking, ask you questions to help you better understand the concept." - Amy





HOUSTON NEPHROLOGY #2

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HOUSTON nephrology #3

 

inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN nephrology

Specialty: Nephrology

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 14

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Where will the rotation take place: This hands-on rotation will take place 30 minutes north of downtown Houston.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM 

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

  • You will deliver talks about important topics in your specialty area.

  • 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. 

Please note that this is a largely clinical experience. 

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care 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. 

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


"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." - Pai-Chi "The doctor and his team made me feel part of the team. It's due to my externship with him that I made up mind to pursue a career to be a nephrologist. He is very nice, kind and humorous, very easy-going, having a great relationship with his patients. Everyone in his team liked him a lot. It's a positive environment and organized well. He cares about what you can learn from each patient. He is very good at teaching. He lets you do the history, physical, notes, and gives you the chance to present your assessment and plan, then he shows you his clinical thinking, ask you questions to help you better understand the concept." - Amy





HOUSTON NEPHROLOGY #3

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