inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXternship IN
obstetrics & gynecology
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
MD2B Connect Physician ID # 145
Where will this rotation take place: This inpatient and outpatient hands-on rotation 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
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 care under supervision:
You will take patient histories.
You will perform exams under the physician's supervision.
You will present patients.
You will help write or enter progress notes.
You will research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
You will educate patients.
You will teach other team members.
You will spend time with other healthcare professionals (nurse practitioners and social workers) in the office to understand their roles and responsibilities.
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.
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.
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." - Hao