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Two weeks of the rotation will be Monday - Friday 8 AM to 6 PM (1/2 day in clinic with remaining time in hospital); one week of the rotation will be fully outpatient Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM; and one week fully outpatient Monday - Friday 8 AM to Noon.

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.

Location: Houston

This US clinical experience will take place 30 miles north of downtown Houston. Please note that the doctor has several offices. Two offices are 5 miles apart. A third office is 15 miles away from the other two locations. You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to these locations.

Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Cardiology

What you will do:

This is an inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board-certified cardiologist. The preceptor holds hospital privileges at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's  - The Woodlands Hospital, and HCA Houston Conroe Healthcare. The attending physician is involved in the education of family medicine residents and there may be times when residents are rotating in the outpatient clinic. The physician is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, a designation given by the professional society to cardiologists at the top of their field.

Among the medical problems you will encounter include coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, arrhythmia, valvular heart disease, and hypertension. Procedures are commonly performed, and you may be able to observe stress tests, echocardiograms, angiograms, loop recorder implants, cardioversions, and imaging studies.

During your experience, you will learn the following U.S. medical practices under the preceptor’s supervision:

  • Taking patient histories.

  • 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.

  • Teaching other team members.

  • 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.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking hands-on patient care experience in family medicine, internal medicine, or cardiology.

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.


Dr. X is an amazing doctor. The biggest thing I learnt from him was patient interaction. Never seen patients loving their doctor so much. Truly the best to learn communication from! He is a great influence to students because he demonstrates how he keeps his patients above everything else. He also gives constructive feedback to his students and remembers details so well. He would always go out of the way to teach us and give the experience we need. He is also very understanding and cooperative when it comes to team work in the hospital, which is something that highly impressed me. It is unbelievable how he manages so much in a day. He also always made sure we learn about the patients we see and taught us how notes are typed
in the healthcare system. It was truly the best rotation I had in the US. Thank you so much for this!


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