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Houston physical medicine & rehabilitation

SELECT YOUR ROTATION OF INTEREST

We have multiple physical medicine and rehabilitation rotations in Houston.

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

Houston physical medicine & rehabilitation #1

PMR #1

outpatient US clinical Experience
in physical medicine & rehabilitation

Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 84

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Where will the rotation take place: The outpatient US clinical experience will take place 45 minutes north of downtown Houston. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 6 PM (four days will be spent in the office and one day out of the office working on research project)

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

This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. After completing residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, the preceptor acquired additional training by completing a fellowship in Spine, Sports, and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. The physician is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine.  

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This physiatrist is on the cutting-edge of non-surgical treatments and procedures for a range of conditions, including sports injuries and orthopedic conditions. These treatments include platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy or regenerative injection therapy, mesotherapy, and low-level laser therapy among others. This physician is also an expert on the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis.  

 

Of note, the philosophy of the practice is to provide a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person rather than only a set of symptoms. Therefore, more time will be spent with the patient, probing in detail their histories, and determining the different factors (i.e., environmental, lifestyle, etc.) contributing to the issues he or she is experiencing. As a practitioner caring for patients at the intersection of physiatry and functional medicine, the goal is to ascertain why illnesses occur and restore health by addressing the root cause of the issue.  

 

This rotation will take place mainly at the physician's outpatient clinic but some time may be spent in a rehabilitation unit.  

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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:​ 

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  • Greeting and rooming the patient, and being involved in patient intake. 

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision. 

  • Presenting patients. 

  • 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. 

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Please note that while you will spend most of your time with the preceptor, you will also have the opportunity to learn from the nurse practitioner.  

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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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.

Wondering how to do well during your physical medicine rotation? Read Dr. Desai's article - How to Succeed in Your Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Rotation

TESTIMONIALS

Emine

"The doctor has in depth knowledge of regenerave medicine and injection therapy as well as general PM&R practice. He likes sharing his knowledge and teaching. He is a perfect example of how to manage the best relationship with patients. In addition, he is supportive and courteous. I really enjoyed work with him. I had such an amazing experience during my rotation. I believe I acquired valuable experience to pursue a career in the US."

Senior Patient with Walker

Houston physical medicine & rehabilitation #2

PMR # 2

outpatient US Clinical experience
in pain management

Specialty: Pain Management

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 156

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Where will the rotation take place: The outpatient US clinical experience will take place 45 minutes north of downtown Houston. The preceptor may spend time at three different locations so a car is recommended.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM; Friday 8 AM to Noon 

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of board- certified physicians in pain management. They hold staff appointments at Houston Methodist Hospital, HCA Houston Healthcare and UTMB. They are actively involved in teaching and mentoring pain fellows from the MD Anderson Cancer Center and family medicine residents from HCA Houston Healthcare. 

In their practice, they are committed to providing personalized care to patients suffering from painful conditions. Among the conditions that they routinely evaluates and treat include back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, headache, neuropathy, and cancer pain. Procedures that they frequently perform to help relieve pain include nerve blocks, epidural injections, nerve ablations, placement of spinal cord stimulators, and implantation of pain pumps. 

Please note that some of your time will be spent with both colleagues in the practice and other providers.

 

This rotation will take place mainly at the physician's outpatient clinic but some time may be spent in a surgical center. On the first day, you will be introduced to how the clinic operates, its processes, and patient flow. 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 histories of new and established patients.​

  • May have opportunities to examine patients under physician supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

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

  • Observing state-of-the-art procedures in pain management.

  • Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

​Who should consider this rotation: International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in pain management, anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neurology. 

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.

Wondering how to do well during your physical medicine rotation? Read Dr. Desai's article - How to Succeed in Your Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Rotation

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