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We have multiple physical medicine and rehabilitation rotations in Houston.

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Houston physical medicine & rehabilitation #1

 

outpatient externship 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 experience will take place 45 minutes north of downtown Houston. 

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 AM to 6 PM

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 his residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, he continued his training at Baylor by completing a fellowship in Spine, Sports, and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is on staff at CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital. 

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

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

After a few days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this rotation will be a mix of hands-on activities and observing). This includes the following:

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  • You will greet and room the patient, and be involved in patient intake.

  • You will perform physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • 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.

A typical day will involve evaluation of patients with the preceptor for part of the day and time set aside to work on projects in the practice. Please note that you will spend approximately three half days per week with the preceptor in patient care with the remainder of the time split between patient care with his nurse practitioner, observing different therapies in the gym, and possibly working on projects.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

There may be opportunities to participate in projects to improve the practice. Examples include writing case reports of interesting patients or articles for community newspapers, and participating in ongoing research projects. Please note that the availability of the project is at the discretion of the preceptor. 

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

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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.

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


"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." - Emine





HOUSTON

PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB #1

TESTIMONIALS

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Houston physical medicine & rehabilitation #2

 

outpatient externship in physical medicine & rehabilitation

Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

MD2B Connect Physician ID # 156

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Where will the rotation take place: The outpatient 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 (please note that this preceptor does not see patients on Monday and Friday; on those days, you can work with one of her colleagues)

What you will do: This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board- certified physician in physical medicine and rehabilitation. After completing her residency at one of the most prestigious institutions in the U.S., she was selected to serve as chief resident. Following her chief year, she completed fellowship training in pain management. She holds hospital staff appointments at Houston Methodist Hospital and HCA Houston Healthcare. She is actively involved in teaching and mentoring pain fellows from the MD Anderson Cancer Center and family medicine residents from HCA Houston Healthcare

In her practice, she is committed to providing personalized care to patients suffering from painful conditions. Among the conditions that she routinely evaluates and treats include back pain, neck pain, cancer pain, headache, and neuropathy. Procedures that she frequently performs to help relieve pain include nerve blocks, epidural injections, implantation of pain pumps, nerve ablations, and placement of spinal cord stimulators. 

 

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 several days of observation, you will take on an increasing role in patient care (please note that this rotation will be a mix of hands-on activities and observing). This includes the following:

 

  • You will take histories of new and established patients.​

  • You may have opportunities to examine patients under physician supervision.

  • You will present patients.

  • You will have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • You will observe state-of-the-art procedures in pain management.

  • You will spend time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.

You will receive regular feedback on your performance. 

Please note that some of your time will be spent with two of her colleagues in the practice.

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

​​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.

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


"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." - Emine





HOUSTON

PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB #2

TESTIMONIALS

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