US Clinical Experience

Observerships and Hands-On Rotations For International Physicians, Medical Students, and Allied Healthcare Professionals

US Clinical Experience Programs

Provided in partnership with The American Association of International Healthcare Professionals

Why US Clinical Experience Is Needed

 
Having US Clinical Experience is REQUIRED to obtain US medical residencies and fellowships.

While you will not see it listed, per se, in applications and in the NRMP Program Director Survey, International Medical Graduates MUST have US Clinical Experience when applying to medical residency and fellowship programs in the United States.

When evaluating applications from IMGs, Program Directors depend upon US Clinical Experience…

  • To demonstrate that the applicant has familiarity and experience in the US healthcare system
  • To demonstrate that the applicant has familiarity and experience with the US standards of doctor-patient relationships
  • To demonstrate that the applicant has familiarity and experience with the US standards of peer relationships in healthcare settings
  • To allow US physicians to evaluate the applicant's professionalism versus US standards and expectations
  • To allow US physicians to evaluate the applicant's aptitude for and likelihood of success in a US residency or fellowship program

US Clinical Experience rotations also give you opportunities to obtain Letters of Recommendation from US-practicing physicians, and they allow you to demonstrate commitment to specialty.

 
Simply put… Without US Clinical Experience, your application is almost worthless.

Types of US Clinical Experience

Not all US Clinical Experience is alike.
 

US Clinical Experience rotations (aka "Observerships") come in two basic types:

  • True OBSERVER Type
  • HANDS-ON Type

True OBSERVER Type rotations are just that… Stand and OBSERVE.
These rotations do not provide an opportunity for you to interact with patients; and, as such, do not give you the experiences needed and do not give the preceptor an opportunity to evaluate the skills needed to support an ERAS application.

HANDS-ON Type rotations are INTERACTIVE.
While variable, these rotations provide the opportunity to interact with patients – perhaps taking histories, doing physical examinations, or even doing minor procedures. You gain valuable experience in US healthcare; and, your preceptor has the opportunity to evaluate you and to provide meaningful comments in their Letters of Recommendations to Program Directors.

 
Note: Practically all advisors and preceptors use the term "Observership" generically to refer to all US Clinical Experience rotations.  It is the actual experience and the description that counts.

 
You need HANDS-ON Type US Clinical Experience.
 

When selecting US Clinical Experience – regardless of what it is called – you should select rotations and/or observership service providers that supply INTERACTIVE, HANDS-ON experience.

USCE rotations affiliated with DRN Education are HANDS-ON experiences.

Why Choose DRN Education US Clinical Experience

Because DRN Education and our USCE partners prioritize YOUR NEEDS

Extremely Affordable

Hands-On

Expert Guidance

Experienced MD's

No LoR Restrictions

Support Services

 
DRN Education also has exclusive placement agreements with many unique and sought-after preceptor physicians and sites.
 
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Services Available

US Clinical Experience services are provided in partnership with The American Association of International Healthcare Professionals

 
COMING SOON
 

DRN Tier-1 USCE Rotations
$500/ month

Vetted MD's with Experience Providing USCE to International Physicians and Medical Students

Exclusive Sites

Free Guidance To Assist You With Rotation Selection

 
Tier-1 USCE Includes Less-Competitive Sites and Lower-Risk Specialties

DRN Tier-2 USCE Rotations
$1,000/ month

Vetted MD's with Experience Providing USCE to International Physicians and Medical Students

Exclusive Sites

Free Guidance To Assist You With Rotation Selection

 
Tier-2 USCE Includes More-Competitive Sites and Higher-Risk Specialties

Observership Essentials
$400 

1-Day Workshop

Covers Basic Theory and Practical Skills…
US Standards of Basic Patient Care
Phlebotomy
In-Office Labs
EKG

Prove That You Have the Skills To Work in a US Medical Office

(Required for USCE Placement)

Malpractice Insurance
 Price Varies

HPSO® Provides EXTREMELY Affordable Student Malpractice Insurance
(As Low As $38 per Term)

International Physicians and Healthcare Students Are Eligible

$1,000,000 per Claim Coverage

(Required for USCE Placement)

 
All Students Receive a Free One-Year Membership in the
American Association of International Healthcare Professionals.

Enhance Your ERAS® Application with Membership in a US Professional Association.

USCE Program Coordinator

Dr Reham Jarrar MD

Reham Jarrar MD

Medicine and Allied Health Programs

About Dr Jarrar

International Medical Graduate

Passionate About Supporting IMGs

Experienced Advocate

DRN Rotation Success Rate: >98%

 

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Partial List of Specialties Available:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

 

The End of Confusion

Maneuvering the pathway to healthcare licensure can be intimidating; and, there is no shortage of biased and often-contradictory information available online.

DRN Education advisors are educators — and they have years of experience guiding students and healthcare professionals through the process.

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