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Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM (one half-day can be spent in the outpatient clinic and the rest of the time in different hospitals).

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 largely in the Texas Medical Center. On Wednesday morning, students can spend time in the doctor's outpatient practice located 30 minutes southwest of the Texas Medical Center.

Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience
in Nephrology

What you will do:

During this US clinical experience in nephrology, you will be under the guidance of a board-certified nephrologist. The preceptor rounds at multiple hospitals, including Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor St. Luke's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Kindred Hospital, and Cornerstone Hospital. Rotators will have the opportunity to accompany the preceptor in the hospital for rounds.

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.

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience. 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.


Dr. X is an excellent physician who really takes time in teaching and training her students. She provides constructive feedback for improvement and also really understands our situation. I was able to get a very good inpatient and outpatient nephrology exposure from the rotation which helped me further. I was fortunate to see diverse clinical cases as she has large number of patients admitted under her care in different hospitals in Houston. Dr. X also took time from her busy schedule and provided me excellent suggestions on my PS and CV for my residency application. I am really grateful for her support and mentorship.


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