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Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 5 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 30 minutes south of downtown Houston.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Family Medicine
What you will do:
This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a well-regarded physician educator who is board certified in Family Medicine. She holds a staff appointment at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. This is a high-volume patient clinic that will provide exposure to the full spectrum of problems and conditions seen in ambulatory care. IMGs will develop significant appreciation for the importance of continuity of care in a primary care setting. As a mentor, this preceptor cares deeply about her students and their future. She remains in touch with many of her former students.
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 progress notes.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Delivering talks about important topics in your specialty area.
Being involved in patient education.
Teaching other team members.
Spending time with other healthcare professionals to understand their roles and responsibilities.
Spending time understanding coding/billing
You will receive regular feedback on your performance.
Although this will largely be a clinical experience, there may be time set aside to work on a project to improve the physician's practice. Please note that the availability of these projects is at the physician's discretion.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) seeking US clinical experience in Family 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.
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