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Monday 1 to 5 PM (clinic); Tuesday 9 AM to 4 PM (clinic and surgery center); Wednesday 9:30 AM to 5 PM (clinic); Thursday 9:30 AM to 5 PM (clinic); Friday 9:30 AM to 5 PM or 7:30 AM to 3 PM (clinic or surgery center)

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.

Location: Houston

This outpatient US clinical experience will take place about 30 miles north of downtown Houston. There are two clinic locations 27 miles apart. A vehicle is needed to travel between the two locations. 

Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Pain Medicine

What you will do:

You will be under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain medicine specialist. At every stop of the doctor's career, the physician has been recognized for the quality of care delivered. The preceptor has also performed research in the field and has published and presented work in scientific journals and at conferences.

The physician has an extensive background in teaching and is a past recipient of a medical student teaching award for excellence in teaching. Previously, the preceptor taught anesthesia residents from both the University of Texas Medical Branch and Baylor College of Medicine.

Patients presenting to the practice often come in with headache, facial pain, joint pain (neck, back, peripheral), sciatica, and neuropathy. The preceptor uses cutting-edge treatments to manage these conditions in an evidence-based manner. The procedures that the doctor performs include epidural steroid injections, joint injections, trigger joint injections, stellate ganglion blocks, trigeminal ganglion blocks and spinal cord stimulator placement.

During your experience, you will learn the following U.S. medical practices under the preceptor’s supervision:

  • Taking patient histories.

  • Performing physical exams under the physician's supervision.

  • Presenting patients.

  • Writing progress notes.

  • Have opportunities to observe procedures.

  • 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.

Please note that there may be times when you have the opportunity to work with the preceptor's colleague. 

Who should consider this rotation:

International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in Anesthesiology and Pain 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.


Dr. X is very passionate in teaching his students. Starting from the very first day, he let me take patient histories, and starting from the later first week I was asked to perform physical examinations. He would let me assist me in his procedures, even letting me do bone marrow aspiration by the end of the rotation. Definitely a lot of hands-on experience, and super friendly staff team. You will get to see a lot of acute pain managements and learn how to interact not only with your patients but also with your whole team. I loved every moment I spent in this rotation.


To start, schedule a free introductory meeting with the MD2B Connect team
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