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Monday - Friday 10 AM to 5:30 PM (except Wednesday 10 AM to 2 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 30 minutes southwest of downtown Houston.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Internal Medicine
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 Internal Medicine. The preceptor holds staff privileges at Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital Sugar Land.
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.
Entering or writing notes in the chart.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Being involved in patient education.
Have opportunities to teach 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 or observership in Internal Medicine or 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.
"The doctor and the staff are awesome. For a first glimpse of primary care clinic here in the US, the experience was perfect. You’ll get to see a variety of cases and get to work with different members of the healthcare team. The doctor is especially really approachable so do not hesitate to ask him questions. He eases you in with the process and gives you tips/ advise for better patient care every step of the way. He genuinely wants you to get the most of the experience."