inpatient/OUTPATIENT US Clinical Experience
IN obstetrics & gynecology
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 145
Where will this rotation take place: This inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in Houston within the world-famous Texas Medical Center.
Hours: Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM to 5 PM; Friday 8:30 AM to 1 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: You will be under the supervision of a physician board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. He has tremendous expertise in the areas of high-risk pregnancy, trauma, and critical care obstetrics.
This is a distinguished physician who has been recognized for his contributions to patient care, teaching, and research. He has won multiple awards from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the American Academy of Obstetrics and Gynecology, two of the most prestigious professional society for specialists in the field. He is actively involved in the education of obstetrics and gynecology residents at two different residency programs. These include:
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (Memorial Hermann Hospital) Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program
Houston Methodist Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency Program
He holds hospital staff appointments at Houston Methodist Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital, The Woman's Hospital of Texas, and Texas Children's Pavilion for Women.
You will see patients in his office (please note that this is not a shadowing observership; you will be actively involved in patient care). You will also accompany the physician to Houston Methodist Hospital and/or Memorial Hermann Hospital where you will observe the care of patients in the 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:
Taking patient histories.
Performing exams under the physician's supervision.
Helping write or enter progress notes.
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Teaching other team members.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals (nurse practitioners and social workers) in the office 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.
You may have the opportunity to attend Grand Rounds at Houston Methodist Hospital once every month. Please note that this opportunity will be available at the discretion of the physician.
Please note that there may be opportunities to take part in projects during this rotation such as case reports or research. The availability of these projects are at the discretion of the preceptor. Interested students should talk to the preceptor early in the rotation.
Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking careers in obstetrics and gynecology will find this rotation particularly useful.
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.
Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Eugene Toy (Professor and Assistant Dean for Educational Programs in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UT Health and McGovern Medical School) about How To Match into Obstetrics and Gynecology
Listen to Dr. Desai's Advice for Applicants Interested in Applying to Obstetrics & Gynecology
"One of the best mentors I've ever met. A great teacher with passion. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from him. He is kind, patient, culturally sensitive, and caring. He always keeps the patient's best interest in mind. He treats his colleagues, students, and patients with respect and kindness. There are a wide range of research opportunities available for students if interested. I would strongly recommend this rotation to anyone who is interested."