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Monday - Friday 9 AM to 5 PM (please note that the preceptor is present Monday - Wednesday and Friday; on Thursdays, you will work with the nurse practitioner)
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 outpatient US clinical experience will take place 15 minutes northwest 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. The preceptor holds a staff appointment at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. In the past, the physician was involved in the education of medical students from the Baylor College of Medicine. This will be an excellent opportunity to develop clinical skills in primary care while seeing a diverse patient population. This preceptor also completed general surgery residency training, and enjoys performing minor surgical procedures in the office. This physician mentor is known for having a compassionate and warm bedside manner. This preceptor does a combination of in-person and telemedicine visits. On average daily, 10 patients are seen in person in the clinic and the rest of the encounters are conducted virtually.
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.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
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 in Family Medicine. IMGs seeking to pursue a career in pediatrics will also find this rotation useful as this preceptor does see children.
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 doctor is patient, supportive, and encouraging. Always asked about my opinion and was willing to correct if needed. Allows hands-on experience.