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Monday - Thursday 8 AM to 5 PM; Friday 8 AM to 3 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 outpatient US clinical experience will take place 45 minutes north of downtown Houston.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Gastroenterology
What you will do:
This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a highly regarded physician educator who is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. The preceptor completed internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Although the doctor has been in private practice for over 15 years, the physician remains actively involved in education. The preceptor is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. In this capacity, the physician periodically staffs cases in the Department of Gastroenterology at the Ben Taub Hospital, one of the main teaching hospitals at Baylor. As a preceptor, the doctor has also hosted first-year medical students as part of their Physician, Patient, and Society course. In this role, the doctor helps students acquire clinical skills.
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.
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 Internal Medicine or Gastroenterology.
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 rotation was an invaluable experience that helped me gain experience of working in the US healthcare system. Dr. X is a great clinician. His clinical expertise is excellent and his ability to form relations with patients is unparalleled. He is very friendly with his staff and never once did I feel nervous working under him. He is considerate and is always willing to clear my doubts.