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Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 9 AM to 5 PM; Tuesday and Thursday - 9 AM to 6:30 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.
This US clinical experience will take place in an outpatient practice in a suburb of Houston (approximately 30 miles west of downtown).
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Allergy & Immunology
What you will do:
You will learn from a physician who is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Hospital, West Houston Medical Center, and Methodist St. Catherine. The preceptor is highly regarded for delivering compassionate, high quality care. In the mornings, you will see patients in the office.
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 or entering clinic notes in the EMR.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Have opportunities to give talks about important topics.
Being involved in patient education.
Teaching other team members.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience. IMGs seeking careers in family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics will find this rotation particularly useful since allergy problems are common in outpatient practice.
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.
"This rotation is useful for those wishing to get involved with allergy/immunology or for those wanting to work on their clinical skills. The attending is knowledgeable about clinical interactions and will help students make a comfortable transition into clinical practice. Observers can expect to learn a lot throughout the rotation and be comfortable interacting with patients and determining management plans for commonly seen diseases at the end of the rotation."