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HOUSTON pediatrics

SELECT YOUR ROTATION OF INTEREST

We have multiple pediatrics rotations in Houston.

Please click on your rotation of interest below to learn more about the rotation

HOUSTON pediatrics #1

Anchor 1

inpatient/OUTPATIENT US clinical Experience
IN PEDIATRICS

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 1​1

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Where will the rotation take place: This inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in an outpatient practice 7 miles northwest of downtown Houston.

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Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 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 work with a pediatrician who is highly regarded for delivering high-quality care to children. She has received numerous awards, including America's Top Pediatrician and Texas Super Doctor Award. She has also been recognized for outstanding medical student teaching by the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch.

She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Houston. She holds staff appointments at Texas Children's Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann 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 physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing progress notes.

  • 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 although this experience largely takes place in the outpatient setting, there is an inpatient component as well. Students rotating in her practice will also accompany her for newborn nursery rounds at a local hospital.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may also be time set aside to work on a project to improve the physician's practice. Potential opportunities include writing a case report and creating informational pages for the practice's website. ​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. The exact nature of the project will be decided by the preceptor and you.

 

Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in pediatrics. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine will also 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. 

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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.

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Su-Ting Li (Associate Vice Chair for Education and Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at UC Davis) about How to Match Successfully in Pediatrics

TESTIMONIALS

Yabin

"The doctor is easy to get along, very nice and encouraging. She never said any harsh words to me even though I was quite green and clumsy at the beginning of my rotation. Instead, every time she found I made a progress, she would say something very positive to me to build up my confidence. The doctor likes teaching. Every time there is something interesting about the case, she would use the opportunity to teach students. A lot of hands on experience. After two days of observation, I started to interview patients, do physical examinations and use EMR."

HOUSTON pediatrics #2

Anchor 2

inpatient/OUTPATIENT US clinical experience
IN PEDIATRICS

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 1​2

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Where will the rotation take place: This inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in northwest Houston.

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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What you will do: You will work with a pediatrician who is highly regarded for her patient care and teaching. In her practice, she sometimes has pediatric and family medicine residents from the McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Houston rotating with her. She also precepts nurse practitioner students from different nursing schools.

She holds staff appointments at Texas Children's Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Students rotating in her practice will also accompany her for newborn nursery rounds at a local hospital where she previously served as Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.

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.

  • Writing progress notes.

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

  • Being involved in patient education.

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

You may have the opportunity to accompany the preceptor to the newborn nursery for rounds.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

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Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in pediatrics. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine will also 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. 

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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.

Read Dr. Desai's Interview with Dr. Su-Ting Li (Associate Vice Chair for Education and Program Director of the Pediatrics Residency Program at UC Davis) about How to Match Successfully in Pediatrics

TESTIMONIALS

Yabin

"The doctor is efficient, organized and smart. She gave students enough time for patient encounters, provided timely feedback to me to improve my performance and finished the patient encounter in time. The doctor is gifted in her ability to connect with patients and families from different cultures, ethnicities, and socioeconomic levels."

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