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Physician ID:

8

Price

Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 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.

Location: Houston

This US clinical experience will take place 45 minutes south of Houston. Your time will be split between the outpatient and inpatient settings. Because you will be seeing patients in different hospitals, this rotation requires the IMG to have his or her own transportation.

Inpatient/Outpatient US clinical Experience
in Nephrology

What you will do:

This is a combined inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a nephrologist who is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. During fellowship training completed at Baylor, the preceptor was regarded as one of the program's finest teachers. 


As you encounter patients with diverse renal problems in the clinic, dialysis unit, and hospital, you will learn how to take a focused or comprehensive history and exam depending upon the situation. You will be asked to interpret diagnostic studies in the context of the patient's clinical presentation and the attending will help you appreciate the limitations of these tests. 


With end-stage renal disease patients approaching or on dialysis, you will learn not only about medical aspects of their disease but also psychosocial considerations, including the adjustments that patients must make when dealing with chronic illness and the effects of the illness on mental health. 


The doctor will be fully engaged with you and, at times, will push you out of your comfort zone. This is done in a gentle but supportive way so that you will be ready to handle the challenging situations you will inevitably encounter as a resident. 


Because this preceptor believes that all students need to be skilled in presenting patients, you will have many opportunities to practice, deliver, and refine your oral case presentations. 


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.

  • 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 this experience requires a criminal background check or police report from your native country within the past year.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful since problems involving the kidney are common in outpatient practice.

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.

Testimonials

Dr. X knows very well what an IMG like me needs, and what skills are necessary for residency. He trained me in that way and always gave feedback without delay. This rotation is a training itself, I have to talk to patients, examine them, write notes, read others’ notes and orders, talk to nurses, etc. I think this nephrology rotation with Dr. X is fantastic, which includes every aspect of what it is like to be a nephrologist, which is a hand-on training as well. Dr. X is always teaching, giving feedback and giving advice on residency.

-YQ

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