Houston pediatrics

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We have multiple pediatrics rotations in Houston.

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HOUSTON pediatrics #1

 

inpatient/OUTPATIENT EXPERIENCE IN PEDIATRICS

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 1​1

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Where will the rotation take place: This rotation will take place in an outpatient practice 7 miles northwest of downtown Houston.

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Hours: Monday - Wednesday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM; Thursday 9:30 AM to 1 PM; Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

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 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 write progress notes.

  • 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 although this experience largely takes place in the outpatient setting, there is an inpatient component as well. You may have the opportunity to accompany the preceptor to the newborn nursery for rounds in the hospital, as well as to Grand Rounds at the Texas Children's 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: IMG seeking hands-on patient care experience in pediatrics. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine will also 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. 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.

TESTIMONIALS

"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."

Yabin (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is an established and successful pediatrician with connections through her faculty appointments that make her a great example and an invaluable contact. She is very knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge to help you learn and be successful. She also allowed the medical students a great deal of autonomy; we were regularly able to independently interview and examine patients, complete patient notes and perform patient follow up calls thereby maximizing each patient interaction. She was willing to help the medical students rotating through her clinic in many different ways, i.e. she took myself and another student with her from the Texas Children’s Hospital where we met for Grand Rounds back to her clinic."

Juan (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is a perfect example of a great and considerate physician. She has the ability to teach her students with patience and has a vast amount of knowledge. She always has an answer for your questions. In addition, she is empathetic towards patients and I feel that she has taught me not only how to be a better doctor but also a better person. I am really grateful for this opportunity."

Maria (MD2B Connect Client)

"She is really nice to us, and also to our patients and their family. She has lots of pediatric clinical experience and would like to teach medical students."

Guyu (MD2B Connect Client)

HOUSTON pediatrics #2

 

OUTPATIENT EXPERIENCE IN PEDIATRICS

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 1​2

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Where will the rotation take place: This rotation will take place in an outpatient practice in northwest Houston.

Hours: Monday - Wednesday 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM; Thursday 2 PM to 5 PM; Friday 9:30 AM to 4:30 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.

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role 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 write progress notes.

  • 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 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: IMG seeking hands-on patient care experience in pediatrics. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine will also 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. 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.

TESTIMONIALS

"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."

Yabin (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is really a good pediatrician that I want to be, not only a doctor to sick babies, but a good teacher to me, a nice friend to me and other medical students. Our topics are from medical things to Chinese restaurants, I would like to say, if possible, I’d like to learn with the doctor for more than 1 month. Besides, nurses in the clinic are really nice as well, we made coffee or brought snacks for everyone, we had a great time. Thank you to the doctor and all friends in the clinic!"

Guyu (MD2B Connect Client)

"The doctor is compassionate, approachable, fosters a wonderful educational environment and makes students feel at home. She is quick in the clinic and directs the students efficiently and taught about the common clinical cases during the rotation. She allows students to document in the EMR which she goes over and makes changes and reaches out to students to make them aware of the changes so we can learn. She gave timely feedback and was overall friendly and open to questions. I requested her to present on a topic of interest and she was very welcoming and provided adequate time to prepare and present on it. The clinic staff are all very friendly and organized and this helped me learn a great deal about running an outpatient set up and learn the basics of outpatient pediatric patient care."

"Fast paced busy clinic. Good practice with EMR system and documenting patient data. Opportunity to see a wide range of pediatric cases and all age groups for WCC. Students get a chance to formulate their own assessment and provide with a plan with treatment dosing and calculations. However you are mentored and guided at every step of the learning process so as to make you very comfortable by the end of your rotation. This is an excellent pediatric rotation to understand US healthcare system and the various insurance coverages."

Madhu (MD2B Connect Client)

Himagana (MD2B Connect Client)

Houston Pediatrics #3

 

inpatient/outpatient experience in pediatrics

Specialty: Pediatrics

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 54

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Where will the rotation take place: This rotation will take place in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 6 PM; One Saturday per month 8 AM to Noon

What you will do: This is a combined inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board certified pediatrician. He is the Chief of Pediatrics at the Woman's Hospital of Texas. He also holds hospital staff appointments at Texas Children's Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine and the McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Houston.

Although most of the rotation will take place in the outpatient setting, there will be opportunities to accompany the preceptor during his inpatient rounds at Texas Children's Hospital, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Woman's Hospital of Texas. Where you will go will depend upon where the preceptor has patients in the hospital. 

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role 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 (please note that you will not be involved in the EMR).

  • 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. 

You will also be able to attend weekly Grand Rounds at Texas Children's Hospital. Twice a month, you will attend Grand Rounds in pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology at the Woman's Hospital of Texas.

Please note that during peak periods this preceptor has multiple students per month (as many as 10). As a result of the quantity of rotators and size of the practice, you may work with one of the preceptor's colleagues. Each preceptor typically works with 3 students. If given advance notice (>3 months), there is a high probability that we can have you rotate with the preceptor himself. 

​Who should consider this rotation: IMGs seeking hands-on patient care experience in Pediatrics. 

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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.

TESTIMONIALS

"The doctor is a great person and an excellent physician. He is kind and approachable and is willing to share his medical knowledge with you and to take the necessary time to help you refine your clinic skills so you can be successful. You will be working in a fast pace clinic that sees 30-40 patients daily and will therefore have ample opportunities to interact with patients, take medical histories, perform physical exams, and present cases. At the end of this rotation you will feel confident and prepared for the next step of your career."

Juan (MD2B Connect Client)

"Excellent patient population and patient volume with diverse and interesting case presentations. The learning opportunities were endless in this rotation. The attending is a sound physician with excellent clinical acumen and patient care knowledge. He demonstrates his effective way of communication and interpersonal skills to his students while in an interview with his patients or their families. He is a sharp physician with an outstanding sense of humor and hence we always had a laugh or two. He always welcomes his students to ask him academic or patient care related questions and was more than willing to share his wealth of knowledge with us but like a good mentor, he also expected us to do our homework first."

Himagna (MD2B Connect Client)

"Student and patient friendly, vast range of clinical cases, students can directly communicate to patients and parents, the doctor is extremely knowledgeable in clinical areas and incorporates teaching into daily patient care. The doctor has high emotional intelligence and focuses on patient welfare. He cares about the students rotating through his office."

Madhu (MD2B Connect Client)

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