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Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 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 inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in an outpatient practice 7 miles northwest of downtown Houston.
Inpatient/Outpatient US clinical Experience
What you will do:
You will work with a pediatrician who is highly regarded for delivering high-quality care to children. The physician has received numerous awards, including America's Top Pediatrician and Texas Super Doctor Award. The doctor has also been recognized for outstanding medical student teaching by the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
The preceptor is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Houston. The doctor holds staff appointments at Texas Children's Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Please note that although this experience largely takes place in the outpatient setting, there is an inpatient component as well. Students rotating in the practice will also accompany the physician for newborn nursery rounds at a local 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.
Writing progress notes in EMR (eClinicalWorks).
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 in pediatrics. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine will also find this rotation particularly useful.
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.