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Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM to 3 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: College Station
This inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in College Station, Texas (home to Texas A & M University and approximately 90 miles from Houston).
Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Pain Medicine
What you will do:
You will be under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist who also completed a pain medicine fellowship. The preceptor is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and has presented research at anesthesiology meetings across the country. The doctor has developed expertise in cutting-edge interventional pain procedures and utilizes this breadth of knowledge and technical ability to provide relief to patients suffering from pain. The physician believes that all patients should be treated as if they were family, and strives to instill the same feeling in future physicians. The preceptor is a staff member at CHI/St. Joseph Health and Physician's Center Hospital.
You will see patients in the office (approximately 20-25 patients are seen per day) and also accompany the doctor to the 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 exams under the physician's supervision.
Writing or entering clinic notes
Researching the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Observing a variety of procedures.
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 in anesthesiology or pain medicine.
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.
The rotation was an invaluable experience that helped me gain experience of working in the US healthcare system. Dr. X is a great clinician. His clinical expertise is excellent and his ability to form relations with patients is unparalleled. He is very friendly with his staff and never once did I feel nervous working under him. He is considerate and is always willing to clear my doubts.