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houston obstetrics & gynecology

inpatient/OUTPATIENT US Clinical Experience
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 at several different locations, including the Texas Medical Center and one site approximately 10 miles west of downtown. 


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 high-risk obstetrics. The preceptor 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 contributions to patient care, teaching, and research. The attending 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. The preceptor 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


The preceptor 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 the office. You will also accompany the physician to the hospital where you will observe the care of inpatients. In both settings, you will encounter expectant women with high-risk pregnancy due to either maternal or fetal factors. 


Because of the complexity of the patients that are seen in this practice (most patients are referred here from other ob/gyn physicians) and the emotional distress that these women are experiencing (i.e., fear, grief, frustration, anger, sadness, and guilt), opportunities to take part in hands-on care will be limited. However, because you will be working with an award-winning educator, you will learn best practices in taking histories, performing exams, and educating patients directly from this preceptor. Past rotators have also enjoyed learning how to perform obstetrical ultrasound. 


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 is 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

Matching into 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."

To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with the MD2B Connect team
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