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Physician ID:

144

Price:
$2,895

Hours:

Monday 8 AM to 6 PM; Tuesday - Wednesday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM; Thursday 8 AM to 6 PM; Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 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

The inpatient and outpatient US clinical experience will take place in southwest Houston in a suburb approximately 30 minutes from downtown.

Inpatient/Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Vascular Surgery

What you will do:

This is an inpatient and outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a  board-certified vascular surgeon. The preceptor is on staff at the following hospitals:


  • Houston Methodist Hospital

  • Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

  • Houston Methodist West Hospital

  • HCA West Houston Medical Center

  • CHI St. Luke's Hospital Sugar Land


Three days of the week will be spent in the physician's office where you will encounter patients with a wide variety of vascular disease. You will be involved in the evaluation and management of these patients. In this physician's office is a vascular surgery suite, and you will be able to observe different procedures and surgeries.


Two days of the week (approximately 20 hours) will be spent in the hospital. Much of this time will be in the operating room.


During your experience, you will learn the following U.S. medical practices under the preceptor’s supervision:


  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing progress notes.

  • Observing a variety of surgeries (per hospital policy, rotators are permitted to scrub in at the ambulatory surgical center but not at the hospital)

  • Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.

  • 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 hands-on patient care experience in surgery.​​

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 is an amazing doctor. The biggest thing I learnt from him was patient interaction. Never seen patients loving their doctor so much. Truly the best to learn communication from! He is a great influence to students because he demonstrates how he keeps his patients above everything else. He also gives constructive feedback to his students and remembers details so well. He would always go out of the way to teach us and give the experience we need. He is also very understanding and cooperative when it comes to team work in the hospital, which is something that highly impressed me. It is unbelievable how he manages so much in a day. He also always made sure we learn about the patients we see and taught us how notes are typed
in the healthcare system. It was truly the best rotation I had in the US. Thank you so much for this!

PC

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