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Monday - Friday 9 AM to 6 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.
The outpatient US clinical experience will take place 45 minutes north of downtown Houston.
Outpatient US Clinical Experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
What you will do:
This is an outpatient experience during which you will be under the supervision of a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. After completing residency at the Baylor College of Medicine, the preceptor acquired additional training by completing a fellowship in Spine, Sports, and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. The physician is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine.
This physiatrist is on the cutting-edge of non-surgical treatments and procedures for a range of conditions, including sports injuries and orthopedic conditions. These treatments include platelet rich plasma, prolotherapy or regenerative injection therapy, mesotherapy, and low-level laser therapy among others. This physician is also an expert on the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnosis.
Of note, the philosophy of the practice is to provide a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person rather than only a set of symptoms. Therefore, more time will be spent with the patient, probing in detail their histories, and determining the different factors (i.e., environmental, lifestyle, etc.) contributing to the issues he or she is experiencing. As a practitioner caring for patients at the intersection of physiatry and functional medicine, the goal is to ascertain why illnesses occur and restore health by addressing the root cause of the issue.
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:
Greeting and rooming the patient, and being involved in patient intake.
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.
Please note that while you will spend most of your time with the preceptor, you will also have the opportunity to learn from the nurse practitioner.
Who should consider this rotation:
International medical graduates (IMGs) and students seeking US clinical experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
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.
He has in depth knowledge of regenerative medicine and injection therapy as well as general PM&R practice. He likes sharing his knowledge and teaching. He is the perfect example of how to manage best relationships with patients. In addition, he is supportive and courteous. I really enjoyed working with Dr. X. I had such an amazing experience during my rotation. I believe I acquired valuable experience to pursue a career in the U.S.