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Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM (Friday is procedure day during which you will observe nerve conduction studies, nerve blocks, EMG, and EEG)
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 Neurology
What you will do:
This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board certified neurologist. The preceptor is widely regarded as an excellent educator, having won multiple teaching awards as a resident and as a fellow. The physician continues to teach and lecture neurology residents at multiple institutions. The doctor has also lectured extensively on neuroanatomy and neurology for the USMLE.
The physician has been recognized for compassionate patient care as the recipient of the Gold Foundation Humanism Award. The preceptor consistently receives positive reviews for compassion and kindness from patients. The doctor holds a hospital staff appointment at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Among the conditions you will encounter in the practice include headache, neuropathy, stroke, dementia, myopathy, dizziness, vertigo, seizure, tremor, memory loss, Parkinson's disease, Bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.
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 progress notes.
Have opportunities to research the literature to answer clinical questions at the point of care.
Being involved in patient education.
Please note that this preceptor requires rotators to complete HIPAA training prior to the rotation. You may take one of the following courses:
Rotators should send the certificate of completion following the course to us.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Neurology.
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.