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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 1.5 miles from the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Infectious Disease
What you will do:
This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified infectious disease physician. For excellence and service to the profession of internal medicine and infectious disease, this preceptor is been named a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America. The preceptor holds a hospital appointment at Houston HCA Healthcare, and previously served as Chief of Infectious Disease at one of the HCA hospitals in Houston.
This is a distinguished physician who has had decades of experience in infectious disease and shown tremendous commitment to high-quality patient care. In addition to clinical practice, this preceptor has been actively involved in education, mentorship, and research. With involvement in well over 100 clinical trials and protocols, this preceptor has made significant contributions to research in the field. The research has been published in such journals as Clinical Infectious Disease, Annals of Internal Medicine, AIDS, American Journal of Medicine, Lancet Infectious Disease, and New England Journal of Medicine. Current trials are underway in COVID and HIV/AIDS. Among the preceptor's other interests include research, service, and advocacy to reduce healthcare disparities in medicine.
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.
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, Family Medicine, or Surgery since infectious disease problems are commonly encountered in these specialties.
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.