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Monday - Friday (7:30 AM - End time varies depending upon last OR case)
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.
The inpatient US clinical experience will take place two hours southwest of downtown Houston.
Inpatient US Clinical Experience in Anesthesiology
What you will do:
This is an inpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board certified anesthesiologist. After completing anesthesiology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, the preceptor has practiced for many years. In addition to delivering high quality patient care, the physician is committed to educating future physicians. The doctor is involved in the education of family medicine residents. The attending is on staff at DeTar Healthcare System and at Citizen's Memorial Hospital.
This rotation will take place in the hospital setting and at an outpatient surgery center. Please note that the preceptor takes call once per week as well as one weekend of the month. Rotators will have opportunities to take part in these calls.
Among the cases you will take part in include orthopedic surgery, bariatric surgery, general surgery, and cardiovascular surgery.
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 (preoperative).
Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.
Being present in the operating room.
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.
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in anesthesiology.
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 very good at teaching. He will ask your learning goal at the beginning and feed you knowledge accordingly. In addition, Dr. X has profound anesthesia skills and knowledge, including cardiac thoracic anesthesia, local nerve blocks, TEE…etc, so you can see a lot of procedures being done by him. There are a various operations cases going on so you can learn how to do anesthesia efficiently and effectively in a private practice. Dr. X is also very polite and friendly to patients, and I learn a lot of anesthesiologist-patient talk from just observing him.