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Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 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.
This combined inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place 30 minutes north of downtown Houston.
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 well-regarded physician educator who is board certified in Nephrology. The physician holds staff appointments at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Houston Methodist Woodlands Hospital, Conroe Regional Medical Center, and Cornerstone Hospital.
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.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Delivering talks about important topics in your specialty area.
Being involved in patient education.
Teaching other team members.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
As a result of hospital policies, inpatient activities will be more observational. The hands-on component of this rotation will mostly take place in the outpatient setting.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine; IMGs seeking careers in family medicine or internal medicine will find this rotation particularly useful as nephrology problems are frequently encountered in these specialties.
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.