Observership Program listings for international medical graduates

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Observerships are designed to help international medical graduates (IMGs) adapt to the practice of medicine in the United States. Review the list of observerships that have registered with the AMA.

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You will work in the clinical settings of the UC San Diego Healthcare System. The experience will vary slightly from discipline to discipline but may include inpatient and outpatient settings as well as didactic lectures, journal clubs and clinical teaching sessions.

Length of program

Minimum of 2 months; maximum of 6 months.

Preceptors

UC San Diego attending physicians serve as our faculty mentors (preceptors). UCSD HSI assigns you to a mentor as part of your application based on specialty and mentor availability by department.

Program overview

As an ACE program scholar, you will:

  • Have access to clinical practice at one of the world's leading academic medical centers in a broad range of disciplines.
  • Have a performance evaluation completed at the end of your rotation.
  • Have access to a network of students, residents and faculty at UC San Diego.
  • Work towards enhancing your chances to successfully pursue graduate medical education in North America.

Eligibility criteria

Graduating medical students and recent medical graduates will need to provide a CV, personal statement and a copy of their medical school transcript. Review the application for details on additional mandatory documentation, including required vaccinations. Step 1 preferred but not required for application.

    Application process

    Incomplete applications will not be accepted (including applications with limited or no written personal statement). In the application, submit the personal statement in the text field labeled, "Please describe the anticipated benefits of the ACE Program in helping you achieve your career goals." 

    Priority rotations will be given to applicants applying for two or more consecutive months of training.

    Contact information

    Visit the website, email​​​​​​ [email protected] (preferred) or call (858) 534-6204 to reach program managers Melanie Crane or Johanne Gnagne. 


    About ACMedical

    Established in 2007, ACMedical offers six transformative U.S. residency re-entry services for U.S. and international pre-meds, MDs, DOs and institutions. 

    Every day, 20,000 patients are treated by 1,500 successfully matched ACMedical alumni. ACMedical is led by Dr. Pedram Mizani, a family physician and the former chief of Morehouse Family Medicine Residency Program.

    Length of program

    Minimum 4 weeks; maximum 48 weeks. Start in as little as two weeks.

    Preceptors

    Program directors (PDs), associate PDs, residency program faculty, teaching attending physicians and residents.

    Program overview

    ACMedical, in partnerships with various Graduate Medical Education (GME) departments and program directors, is proud to offer rare opportunities for its members to enroll in Postgraduate Subinternships (PGSIs), inpatient or outpatient auditions in over 30 specialties, in hopes of being offered a residency interview and matching with their program.

    Although exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis, ACMedical members who "matched" into an audition site or a PGSI hospital's residency program, have:

    • Completed 12-28 weeks of residency-relevant U.S. clinical experiences with superb performance
    • Secured 2-4 LORs directly from program directors, residency faculty or other high-level supervising attendings
    • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency by time residency starts (mid-June)

    Benefits

    • Rotate with top teaching attending physicians, residents, medical students and even program directors.
    • Be involved in patient care teams in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
    • Learn to participate as an integral member of a medical team.
    • Refine history-taking and physical examination skills.
    • Learn to formulate a problem list and prioritize medical problems.
    • Learn the judicious selection of laboratory and ancillary tests.
    • Learn to institute drug and supportive therapy.
    • Learn to manage acute and chronic medical problems including the use of consultative services.
    • Learn to develop definitive plans for ongoing care and follow-up of dismissed patients.
    • Request for an "audition" rotation (for increased attention by residency team, in consideration for being offered an interview; interviews are of course, not guaranteed)
    • Upon satisfactory completion of each PGSI clinical block, AMS PGSI will be evaluated based on the six ACGME core competencies and may request a performance-based letter of recommendation on official GME/teaching hospital letterhead.
    • A series of auditions or subinternships may lead to residency interviews.
    • PGSI and audition sites are also ideal for residency reentry members of ACMedical, who may require an added layer of supervision during clinical rotations.

    Requirements for PGSI & auditions

    • Become an ACMedical member.
    • Meet the prerequisites for each site.
    • Have a solid understanding of the U.S. healthcare system already, so you'd shine during a PGSI or audition.
    • Know ACGME core competencies.
    • Be ready to travel within the U.S.
    • Although most effective during September to February interview season, most PGSI and auditions are available year-round.

    To learn more and enroll

    Visit ACMedical for more details and to chat with an ACMedical enrollment consultant, or call 949-417-8980 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central (except federal holidays).


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    Length of program

    Four weeks and may last longer depending on students/graduates performance

    Preceptors

    Gutteridge Jean-Charles, MD, is a U.S. licensed physician who specializes in internal medicine in Orlando, Florida and is affiliated with Advent Health Hospital. He began his practice in an underprivileged neighborhood and continues to serve a large multi-lingual population of English, Spanish, Portuguese and Creole patients.

    Program overview

    At JC Medical Center, students are trained to deal with an array of medical conditions and situations. We ensure that our students are well equipped with all the tools that are essential for their evolution into great physicians. JC medical Center provides a variety of opportunities to students to flourish in multiple dimensions. JCMI rotation includes:

    • Inpatient/outpatient rotation
    • Multi-specialty rotation
    • Supervision by board certified physician

    Performance based opportunities by JCMI clinical experience includes:

    • EHR training
    • Research experience
    • Bi-weekly teleconference club membership
    • Connect with U.S. residents
    • Literature writing
    • Poster presentations
    • Oral presentations

    Eligibility criteria

    International Medical Students/Graduates must submit a copy of the following documents:

    • Current Resume/CV
    • USMLE Step reports (If any, but not mandatory)
    • Medical diploma (If any)
    • ECFMG certificate (If any, but not mandatory)
    • COVID-19 vaccination proof
    • Government issued photo ID (passport/driver’s license)
    • Current visa or valid U.S. entry status

    Application process

    Apply on our website and send all the required documents with complete rotation application to [email protected] or [email protected]. All applications are evaluated by the selection committee and applicants will receive an e-mail on selection of their application.

    Contact information

    Website: http://www.jcmi.us Email: [email protected] or [email protected] Phone number: 689-345-4344 Point of contact: Kamelia Rezagui (program coordinator)


    The American Medical International Quality Training (AMIQT) is specifically designed for international medical graduates (IMGS) and students to be able to function within the United States health system by observing the delivery of care first-hand. The AMIQT Observership Program is not intended to fill gaps in clinical knowledge or training; it is meant to familiarize and acculturate an IMG to the practice of medicine in a U.S. clinical setting. This a great introduction to U.S. medicine before IMGs successfully match into a hospital-based residency program.

    We have more than five years of experience and enjoy teaching/training doctors. Our trainees have come from all over the world and have gone on to do their internships and residencies in the U.S.

    We currently offer rotations in neurology, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics-gynecology, psychiatry, ophthalmology and nephrology. If you are interested in other specialties, let us know and we will try to accommodate you. 

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    Length of program

    This is a month long U.S. clinical observerships and externships in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

    Program overview

    • Gain insight into the day-to-day operations of clinical care in the United States
    • Enhance history taking, assessment and diagnostic skills
    • Attend weekly university hospital grand rounds
    • Explore areas of interest in ongoing research and initiatives
    • Opportunity to give presentations and receive valuable feedback
    • Earn a letter of recommendation upon successful completion of rotation
    • Guidance with ERAS residency application process
    • Work and learn in the vibrant Washington D.C. metro area

    Application process

    • Apply on website or email your request
    • An application form will be sent to you
    • Free residency process consultation upon request
    • Submit completed application, required documents and payment
    • Rotation will be confirmed and an acceptance letter will be sent to you

    Visit www.amiqt.com to learn more about our program. If you have additional questions, email [email protected] or call (202) 728-0099.


    Length of program

    AMOpportunities offers three pathways for international medical students and graduates: hospital core and elective rotations, AMO four-week rotations and university observerships.

    Our support system

    Preceptors

    AMOpportunities’ preceptors include chief physicians, professors, department heads, attending physicians and residency program directors. These preceptors provide letters of recommendation to visitors based on merit, which can be the deciding factor in a residency Match application.

    Visitor Experience Coaches

    Immediately upon reserving, visitors are assigned an AMO Visitor Experience Coach who works with them one on one from start to finish, assisting with everything, from finding housing to answering questions about what to wear on the first day. While a trainee is in the country, a coach is on call for any issues or questions that can arise. These coaches also host a pre-departure orientation to make sure you’re prepared on your first day.

    Advisors

    AMO Advisors help visitors select and reserve a clinical experience that fits their needs. Advisors will ask you about your professional goals and recommend program choices that will help you develop your skills and CV to reach these goals.

    Program overview

    AMOpportunities is the only company that contracts directly with ACGME teaching site hospitals. Direct relationships with teaching hospitals allow IMGs to receive credit at their home schools and letters of recommendation from hospital directors, which can be the deciding factor in a residency match application.

    AMOpportunities connects health care trainees around the globe to U.S. clinical experiences at teaching hospitals. The platform pairs a centralized application system for on-demand clinical experience with services such as visa and housing support. An experience coach guides each trainee from application to completion.

    AMOpportunities has hosted more than 2,700 international medical students and graduates in 200-plus clinical sites across the country. AMOpportunities grows every year, forming partnerships with academic institutions globally and connecting them to our partnered hospitals

    AMOpportunities offers these pathways:

    • Premier hospital core and elective rotations
      • Four-week experiences for final-year medical students
      • Green Book rotations at ACGME-accredited hospitals
      • Rotations with U.S. medical students
      • Selection of your preferred city, specialty and hospital
    • AMO four-week rotations
      • Clinical experiences at top hospitals with LORs based on merit
      • Selection of your preferred city, specialty and hospital
      • Multiple options offered with discounts
      • Certificates of completion
    • University observerships
      • Four-week clinical observerships at prestigious U.S. medical schools
      • Featured experiences at the University of Illinois and University of Miami
      • Selection of your preferred specialty
      • Certificate of completion

    Eligibility criteria

    AMOpportunities requires:

    • ONLY a CV/resume to apply (unless a hospital requires more to accept your application)
    • After you’re accepted, to complete enrollment you will need:
      • Proof of immunizations (MMR, hepatitis B, meningitis, tetanus, varicella, influenza when in season and a recent PPD)
      • Health insurance
      • Proof of student or graduate status
      • Professional liability insurance (for hands-on experiences)
      • Proof of English proficiency
      • B1 visa or other valid U.S. entry status (or citizenship/permanent resident)
      • Other paperwork required by specific clinical sites (background checks, additional references, other immunizations, etc.)

    Application process

    • Create an application.
    • Search the 200-plus rotations on our website.
    • Select your preferred experience.
    • Upload your CV.
    • Submit your application.

    Note: Many hospital applications require a minimum of 60 days to process and complete your enrollment. If you are looking for inpatient experience, applying a minimum of two months in advance is recommended. Application deadlines vary by program.

    Contact information

    For questions, please contact an AMO advisor by email at [email protected], call us at (312) 821-9020, ext. 2, or WhatsApp at +13123585101.

    To apply and reserve your rotation, please go to www.amopportunities.org. Our blog can also provide you with information.


    Bridgeport Family Medicine offers real hands-on experience in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and urgent care medicine. The program is structured as a "mini residency program" to prepare IMGs for the U.S. medical system by using state of the art EMR/HER systems.

    Length of the program

    Four-twelve weeks, extern may start any Monday of the week

    Program overview

    The extern interviews the patient, performs the physical exam along with attending physician and discusses differential diagnoses, management options, labs, imaging and forms a management plan. In addition, the extern will:

    • See and manage patients with their preceptor
    • Learn on a state-of-the-art Electronic Medical Record
    • Improve physical examination skills
    • Improve patient note taking skills
    • Improve history taking skills
    • Learn to perform EKG, Phlebotomy, PFTs and UA
    • Discuss family medicine topics and the latest guidelines on a daily basis

    For more details, visit www.usmedicalextern.com or email: [email protected].

    Contact Bridgeport Family Medicine at (203) 923-2204 or [email protected].

    International Medical Graduates toolkit

    Review the full toolkit for information on visas, finding a residency, mentorships and more.

    Length of program

    Four-, eight- and 12-week programs available for medical students and graduates. Available at multiple locations, including New York, California, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas and Utah. The start day is Monday.

    Preceptors

    All physicians who provide clinical rotations are board certified and affiliated with hospitals with residency programs. Students rotate under the complete supervision and guidance of their respective attendings. Most of our attendings also serve as mentors to deserving students, assisting them in their USMLE preparation.

    Program overview

    Our program offers comprehensive guidance to international medical graduates and students interested in becoming physicians in the U.S.

    • All the rotations are designed as per ACGME guidelines.
    • Clinical rotations, externships and observerships available in internal medicine (subspecialties: hematology/oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, nephrology, and rheumatology), neurology, pediatrics, pathology and radiology.
    • Students will take the history, observe physical examinations, present cases and discuss assessment plans with their attendings.
    • Students will receive a letter of recommendation based on their performance.

    Eligibility criteria

    • Student must be in ACGME-accredited medical schools.
    • Enrollment with ECFMG is highly recommended but not required.

    Application process

    The application and all required documents are available on www.brooklynusce.com

    We require the following documents:

    • Valid passport and U.S. visa
    • Proof of medical school enrollment/graduation certificate
    • Recent photo
    • Recent immunization records
    • USMLE exam score report (if any)
    • Valid health insurance
    • HIPAA certificate 
    • Infection Control certificate

    Contact information

    Visit www.brooklynusce.com or contact Ratesh Khillan, MD, at [email protected] or (917) 476-9325. 


    Chicago Clerkships will assist you in securing U.S. clinical experience that best aligns with your career goals.

    Length of program

    Clinical rotations are four-weeks.

    Program overview

    Rotations for medical schools are individually arranged according to the school's requirements.

    All rotations include:

    • Inpatient, outpatient and combined placements
    • Nearly all specialty areas available
    • Supervision by board certified physicians
    • High-quality LORs that speak to your demonstrated clinical skills and professionalism
    • Medical malpractice liability insurance
    • Return client discounts
    • CV and personal statement review and editing
    • Assistance with finding housing and access to exclusive Homestay Network
    • Help with navigating public transportation
    • Orientation and information about cross-cultural health care, resources and certifications including HIPAA
    • Personal attention and immediate response from staff
    • Recorded webinars that you can download at your convenience

    Unique opportunities with Chicago Clerkships include:

    • Hands-on rotation placements offered with clinical faculty of teaching hospitals
    • Hands-on family and internal medicine (and subspecialty) rotations that include hospital exposure
    • Hospital rotation in emergency medicine
    • Research internships in immunology at Northshore Evanston/University of Chicago
    • Rotation boot camps where you can do two rotations simultaneously and get two LORs (for those with time limitations). We will help you work out the schedule.
    • Buddy discount for two or more friends reserving rotations starting between Oct. 1 and Jan. 31.

    Application process

    • Apply on our website
    • You will be directed to an online form with instructions and requirements
    • Submit completed application and required documents
    • There is no application fee

    If you are looking for online lectures, teaching tutorials, case presentations, practice exams and interviews, check out our partner IMG Village.

    For more information, contact Chicago Clerkships by email via the website or call (312) 985-6354.


    Length of program

    Clinical Rotation’s intelligent marketplace platform allows for complete customization of observership duration to best suit the busy schedules of health care learners and medical graduates.

    Preceptors

    Clinical Rotation brings together the most recognized health care leaders, attending physicians, clinical professors and residency program directors from across the globe on our USPTO trademarked platform for seamless booking of high-quality observerships and clinical rotations.

    Program overview

    Established by health care professionals and leaders in medical education, Clinical Rotation offers individual and institutional-level options for the highest-quality clinical placements in observership programs and official, hands-on, Green Book clinical rotations globally. Our partners include some of the most elite names in health care from New York to London to Sao Paulo.

    Clinical Rotation’s mission is to connect the world’s community of health care learners, graduates and professionals to recognized experts in clinical education and:

    • Guarantee career pathways and residency matching
    • Optimize government, system and individual-level health care education
    • Share cutting-edge medical and surgical practices
    • Ensure best practices and outcomes for our patients

    Eligibility criteria

    Eligible health care learners include:

    • International medical graduates
    • International medical students
    • Domestic health care graduates (all health care professions)
    • Domestic health care students (all health care professions)
    • Established health care professionals
    • International health care training programs & schools
    • Domestic health care training programs & schools

    Application process

    Our Clinical Rotation marketplace platform cuts red-tape involved in securing observership and rotation placements. Our learners/institutions reserve their desired experience and we collect information and site-specific documents. If we don’t have a particular clinical experience available, we find it. We assist provisional, new and established domestic and international health care training programs and institutions arrange their curriculum map.

    Contact information

    For inquiries, please contact our Clinical Rotation team by email at [email protected]. To search our listings and reserve your clinical experience today, visit us at www.clinicalrotation.com/.


    Length of program

    Four-week rotations; repeatable once. The course starts on the first Monday of every month and is first come, first serve. The application process takes four to six weeks.

    Program overview

    • Meet weekly with preceptor to review the exercises and receive feedback
    • Homework will be assigned to hone in on medical knowledge, clinical reasoning and communication skills
    • Self-paced online learning
    • Didactics
    • Multi-source assessments
    • Clinical case discussions
    • Group discussions with peer and dedicated faculty preceptors
    • Clinical reasoning exercises with preceptor feedback
    • Documentation exercises

    For more details on the program, email us at [email protected] or call (267) 359-2759.


    Length of program

    All rotations are in weekly increments with the duration selected by the learner.

    Preceptors

    Our first-class preceptors hail from various specializations and sub-specialties across the country. They practice in wide-ranging clinical settings and work with both familiar and niche patient populations. The curriculum varies at each in-person practice, virtual rotation (tele-rotation) or research site, which can accommodate the students’ or graduates’ specific needs.

    Program overview

    Many IMSs/IMGs are in great need of clinical experience and research opportunities. They are often limited to wasteful cold-calling tactics or expensive placement alternatives. These can be riddled with delays, opaque practices and other unwanted outcomes.

    FindARotation (FAR) is an open and transparent platform that provides support while giving the learners and preceptors complete control of the educational experience and outcomes. Learners can search the database freely and find a rotation that fits their desired specialty, location and price range. Our YouTube channel and blog provide more details and platform demos.

    Eligibility criteria

    Depending on the clinical experience (observership, externship, research), required documentation will be stated within each listing. Shadowing/observerships often require little to no documentation (site-specific), while hospital rotations will require several forms of verification, vaccination records and other documents to assure patient safety.

    Application process

    Registration is free and as simple as registering for an event online. Students may search all currently available rotations and experiences (full clinical sites may not be displayed). Students can select the duration and upload all required documentation. Applications are then sent to the preceptor or clinical site for acceptance, rejection or modification. If there are any concerns or alterations required, the preceptor will reach out via in-app chat. 


    Length of program

    Four weeks

    Program overview

    • To familiarize yourself with the U.S. medical system
    • To become proficient in presentation of history and physical examinations on daily rounds
    • To become proficient in ascertaining patients' acute symptoms and making a therapeutic plan
    • To learn to write daily progress notes
    • To learn how to interpret basic lab tests and radiology data such as blood, urine serum and X-rays

    Eligibility criteria

    Foreign medical student graduates must be:

    • Graduates of a medical school
    • ECFMG certified

    Applications

    The following are required to be submitted to the committee for consideration of participation in the program:

    • A completed application or ERAS application (For ERAS, months for which the candidate is applying should be indicated in the email. In the event that ERAS application is not available, a common application form can be substituted.)
    • A cover letter detailing desired rotation
    • A curriculum vitae
    • At least one letter of reference from a clinical supervisor or advisor, or an attending physician
    • USMLE score reports
    • Medical school diploma
    • ECFMG certificate
    • TOEFL score report (if available)
    • Documentation of up-to-date immunization record (including flu shot during flu season (Oct.-March)
    • Proof of health insurance coverage
    • A recent photograph for identification
    • Copy of passport and valid visa

    Observership program at Griffin Hospital application (PDF)

    Application deadline

    • A completed application must be received no later than Oct. 1
    • Formal start date is usually the first working day of a calendar month
    • Timing is at the discretion of the program coordinator and teaching service schedules

    Visit Griffin Medical’s website for more details and to apply, or contact the Griffin Hospital Department of Medical Education at (203) 732-7327.


    Allegheny General and West Penn hospitals host observers from around the world. This program was designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, medical students, physiotherapists, technologists, technicians and health administrators.

    Length of program

    Four weeks

    The observership is a specific exchange program in which the observer accompanies the medical staff through their daily hospital routine, sharing experiences with doctors, residents, staff and students. This program is not for academic credit.

    Program overview

    • Observation of the clinical care of patients
    • Participation in lectures, grand round and other related events
    • No privileges are granted to participate in the clinical treatment of patients to assist in any medical procedures, test or surgeries

    For inquiries about international educational opportunities available through Allegheny General, call International Services (412) 359-5269 or email [email protected].


    It is the policy of the Public Health Trust to accept physicians or resident physicians desiring to participate as an observer/rotator at Jackson Health System facilities. All requests for observer/rotators must be reviewed and approved by Risk Management.

    Length of program

    Observerships may last up to four weeks (one month), longer with written approval by the department.

    Program overview

    The individual desiring to participate must provide the Office of Physician Services all required documentation as set forth in this policy in order to be considered for a rotation or observership. Jackson Health System will not provide professional liability coverage for any resident for an outside institution. If the home institution will not provide the coverage, then they will be classified as observer status only. An observer is a health care professional or student who will not provide patient care or have direct patient contact. Observers differ from students in an academic program in that the observership is not an educational requirement of any academic program (see administrative policy 389 for students).

    Observer may be one of the following:

    • Physicians (foreign or domestic)
    • Registered nurses (foreign or domestic)
    • Other health professionals (e.g., radiology, respiratory therapy, psychology, pharmacy technicians)
    • Students not covered under an existing affiliation agreement

    Observerships may be in an inpatient or outpatient setting and must be approved by the Jackson Health System facility’s department(s) director(s) of the area being observed. For physicians, approval is needed from the associate/chief medical officer. For residents, approval is needed from the GME office. For nurses, approval is needed from the director of patient care services and/or the chief nursing officer. For all other students, approval is needed from the associate/chief medical officer.

    Contact information

    Graduate Medical Education Office Jackson Memorial Hospital Institute 118B 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33136; Phone: (305) 585-4310; Fax: (305) 585-4309

    For more information on visiting medical students, please visit the information page.


    MD2B Connect was co-founded by Samir Desai, MD, author of the book, The Successful Match. The goal of our rotation program is to link international medical graduates/students with dedicated physicians who are committed to providing excellent patient care and mentoring the next generation of physicians. Every one of our physician partners has been carefully chosen by Dr. Desai with two goals in mind: to provide an exceptional clinical experience and to help you maximize your chances of a successful residency match.

    Length of program

    Four-week rotation with fully inpatient, audition, combined outpatient/inpatient, and fully outpatient options. There is an option to extend duration in four-week increments if interested. 

    Preceptor & specialties

    Many of our physicians are either faculty members at U.S. medical schools or active teaching staff at residency programs throughout the country. Letters of recommendation written by such physicians carry more weight in the residency selection process. Rotations are offered in 29 specialties including internal medicine (and its subspecialties), family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, pathology, anesthesiology, as well as other specialties. 

    Program overview

    Rotators in our program benefit from:

    • Personalized approach that begins with a free one-hour introductory meeting to learn more about your background, future goals and discuss your residency Match plan.
    • Customized rotation plan created for your unique situation and background. We understand that no two clients are the same.
    • Included in your purchase is a copy of Success on the Wards, used by more than a third of U.S. medical schools, to help you succeed in your rotation.
    • First-week check-in phone call to ensure you are optimizing your learning experience.
    • Mid-rotation meeting with you and your preceptor for feedback and improvement. 
    • One-on-one comprehensive Match strategy discussion with Dr. Desai during your rotation, based on over two decades of experience on residency selection committees. 
    • Personalized advice and ongoing mentorship from Dr. Desai to help improve your chances of success in the Match, even after your rotation ends.
    • Preceptors who are caring mentors and allow active involvement with patients, leading to a stronger letter of recommendation.
    • Access to the MD2B Connect Team throughout your rotation for any questions or situations that may arise.
    • Included in your purchase is a copy of The Successful Match, recommended as suggested reading by AAMC-Careers in Medicine, to give you a competitive edge in the residency Match.
    • Transparent and honest pricing with no hidden or additional costs for our rotations. 
    • Liability insurance is included in the price of our rotations.  

    Tremendous effort has been expended to provide you with an optimal experience. Dr. Desai knows how important this rotation is to your future, and he is passionate about helping you reach your professional goals in medicine.

    Eligibility criteria

    • USMLE not required
    • Flexibility with several U.S. visas (visa not required for tele-rotations)
    • Medical graduate or current student in good standing
    • Online application submission
    • Medical CV in English

    Application

    Check out our program page for rotation opportunities, pricing and other details. For additional information or questions, email us at [email protected] or call (248) 697-2045.

    Contact MD2B Connect: Samir Desai, MD at (248) 595-2638 or [email protected].


    Hands-on externship/observership in outpatient family medicine in Michigan for FMG, international medical graduates, Caribbean medical students and Caribbean graduates.

    Length of program

    Minimum 4 weeks; maximum 12 weeks

    Preceptor

    Neil Jaddou, MD, MS, board-certified in family medicine, clinical assistant professor of family medicine and community health, Wayne State School of Medicine and Oakland Beaumont Medical School. Staff at four hospitals and affiliated with St. John Oakland-Macomb medical students teaching program.

    Program overview

    • Outpatient family medicine office in Troy and Sterling Heights, Michigan.
    • Learn EMR: Program directors will want you to know and be efficient in Electronic Medical or Health Record.
    • U.S. health system: Get familiar with the American health system.
    • Present a patient and do H&P: Practice on presenting a patient and do history and physical examinations.
    • Diagnostic studies: Learn how to interpret basic lab tests and radiology data such as blood, urine, X-rays, EKG and PFT.
    • Increase medical knowledge: Expand your medical knowledge and build on your differential diagnosis.
    • USMLE emphasis: Improve your scores on CK, CS and USMLE Step 3.
    • Attend conferences: Tour the hospitals and attend conferences when available.
    • Free online lectures: Online lectures given by Dr. Jaddou on common problems in family medicine, taken from future textbook by Dr. Jaddou.
    • Publish articles: Opportunity to publish patient education article in the community newspaper.
    • LOR: At the end of the rotation you will receive a letter of recommendation that has a university and hospital logo.
    • Certificate of completion: Given at the end of externship. Also, possibility of student of the month award and finishing with honors.
    • Leadership: You will have an opportunity to be chief extern and teach others.
    • Community work: Volunteer in the church clinic once a week.
    • Safe: We are in the very nice city of Troy and Sterling Heights, Michigan.

    Eligibility criteria

    • USMLE not required
    • Immediate availability. Start any day that is convenient for you.
    • Must be living in U.S.A. to apply. We do not sponsor visas.
    • All visas are accepted if you are physically present in U.S.A.

    Application

    Visit our website for details on price and application. Email us at: [email protected] or call (586) 722-7240 if you have any questions.


    Length of program

    Two weeks or four weeks in duration.

    Preceptor

    Program director, program faculty, teaching attending physicians and residents.

    Program overview

    • Glean valuable experience in rural family medicine. 
    • Attend daily didactics.
    • Experience in community outreach initiatives.
    • Opportunity to give presentations and receive valuable feedback.
    • Earn a letter of recommendation upon successful completion of rotation.
    • Guidance with ERAS residency application process. 

    Eligibility criteria

    Graduate of international school approved on WHO Directory of Medical Schools list. Must produce CV and USMLE score report. Any other documentation per site hospital requirements. 

    Application process

    Email [email protected] to request an application.

    Contact information

    Visit our website for further details on the program. Email Kandice Collins at:[email protected] or call (334) 874-3463 if you have any questions.


    USDoctors.co is a one-stop solution for health care professionals. Our network holds the top-tiered talent from around the globe; while providing you accessibility, streamlined solutions, speedy processes all on one platform.

    Length of program

    Clinical rotations from 2-12 weeks depending on the request of the student. We offer services for IMG & FMG students.

    Preceptors

    We have hundreds of preceptors across the nation with rotations available to be filled in various specialties.

    Program overview

    Medical technology platform built for international medical students and health care professionals to have instant access to clinical training. We partner with training hospitals, clinics and doctors with experience training IMG students. Our technology allows students to apply for rotations of their choice and get approved. We have medical students, universities, training hospitals and preceptors on one network matching IMG and FMG students directly.

    Eligibility criteria

    • Register for free on USDoctors.co
    • Complete profile with a picture and all required information
    • Get your profile verified
    • Upload to profile:
      • Proof of immunizations
      • Health insurance
      • Proof of student/graduate status
      • Professional liability insurance (for hands-on experiences)
      • B1 visa or other valid U.S. entry status
      • Other paperwork required by specific clinical sites

    Application process

    Join free to network and fill out the application to receive acceptance into the program.

    Contact Waqar Khan by email [email protected] or call (224) 698-7113 if you have any questions.


    Length of program

    We offer hands-on rotations and telerotations, through various locations and specialties. These are typically 4-12 weeks in length.

    Program overview

    USMLESarthi prides itself on providing the necessary tools and guidance for IMGs to find success in their residency journey. We help our students prepare for residency match through reviewing their applications, interview preparation and mentorship. Our goal is to help connect students directly with the physician teams and, in doing so, help reduce the cost. Our role is to facilitate the interaction between you and the physician. That helps us keep the cost low for you.

    Eligibility criteria

    We need your start date and duration preference. Then we check availability with the physician. Next, we connect you with the physician to finish the rest of the process and start your rotation.

    Application

    • Visit our website.
    • Search for the rotation(s) you are looking for.
    • Enter your availability date, indicate duration preference (weeks).
    • We will connect with you within 48 business hours.
    • Once availability is confirmed, we will need a non-refundable application fee of $150.
    • After you pay the application fee, you will be able to download any required forms and our office manager will work with you if help is needed.

    Contact information

    For questions, please email [email protected] or call 1-833-872-7844 (U.S.) or Whatsapp/call +91-6281860164. To apply for rotations, please go to https://www.usmlesarthi.com/clinicalrotations.html.


    Length of program

    Observerships are offered in multiple specialties. It ranges in duration from three weeks to a maximum of three months, during which participants will have the opportunity to observe wide range of experiences, from patient care, mastering high-yield points on the USMLE exams and earning a letter of recommendation for future residency applications.

    Preceptor for psychiatry

    Abdelrahman Abdelaziz, MD, psychiatrist

    Other specialties: Internal medicine, pediatrics and cardiology

    Program overview

    Observers will learn about the U.S. medical system particularly neuropsychiatric treatment modalities. We also help prepare students for the USMLE and residency. 

    Eligibility criteria

    Passing of USMLE Steps I and II.

    Application

    Visit the website for further information.

    Contact information

    For questions, please contact Dr. Abdelaziz by email at [email protected] or by phone at (216) 293-0282.


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