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Student Verification Letter

From time to time, you may be asked to provide verification of your student status and/or your affiliation with DRN Education.

 
In most cases, one of our standard letters will provide what you need.
CLICK HERE to request a Student Verification Letter
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English Language Tutoring

English has become the de facto official language of the United States.  Healthcare professionals must be able to comfortably, efficiently, and professionally communicate – both verbally and in writing – in English.

Additionally, practically all US healthcare licensing and certification examinations are administered only in English; so, proficiency is required for success.

English can be a challenging language to master, but…
DRN Education has a solution.

 
Ms Leyla Bozer is a certified ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and has tutored many individuals in American English over the years, including international physicians and healthcare professionals.

Private online sessions are only $25 per hour.

 
For more information and/or to schedule tutoring with Ms Bozer, email her at esl@drn-education.com.

Student Medical Malpractice Insurance

It's not just physicians who have professional liability and who can face the prospect of being sued for medical malpractice.  All healthcare professionals – including STUDENTS – can be sued and should obtain professional liability (aka "malpractice") insurance.

Affinity Insurance Services is a respected provider of professional liability insurance for healthcare professionals and healthcare students.  Their rates are VERY affordable.

For more information, click on one of the links below:

Nurses Service Organization — Insurance for Nurses and Nursing Students

Healthcare Providers Service Organization — Insurance for Physicians, Medical Students, and Other Allied Healthcare Professionals and Students

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT A US SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:  HPSO provides coverage to students without a US Social Security number, but you cannot enroll via their website.  Contact DRN Education Support at support@drn-education.com for more information and for an enrollment form.

 
IMPORTANT NOTE: All DRN Education students/clients who are enrolled in courses where they will (or may) have contact with actual patients and all persons doing internships, clerkships, rotations, etc with DRN Education affiliated healthcare providers must have Student Professional Liability Insurance which provides minimum coverage of $1,000,000 (US$) per claim.  HPSO and NSO policies satisfy this requirement.

Student Health Insurance

Healthcare in the United States is different from most countries and can potentially cause financial difficulties to students. Quality health insurance helps to protect from high medical expenses; therefore, DRN Education recommends that all international students maintain health insurance.

DRN Education has partnered with ISO Student Health Insurance to provide health insurance plans with appropriate coverage options for international students at affordable rates.

Additionally, when you purchase a DRN Education sponsored plan via the following link, ISOA will waive your $16 annual administration fee.

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We are also happy to share links to the following ISOA resources and videos…

 
If you are a US citizen or lawful permanent resident (aka "green card holder") and do not have health insurance coverage through an employer or other group, through a spouse, or through a parent, you may wish to explore health insurance coverage options via HealthCare.gov.

Houston Housing & Apartment Locator - FREE

Locating clean, safe, and affordable housing in a new city can be very challenging and stressful.

That stress can be even greater if you are an international visitor/student — who is also unfamiliar with how apartment renting works in the United States.

This is why DRN Education has partnered with experts at Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty to provide FREE assistance in locating housing – both short-term and long-term – for your stay in Houston.

Karen, Jude, Kristin, and other members of their group understand the unique characteristics and limitations of our students; they have worked hard over the years to locate properties and landlords welcoming to our students; and, they are very friendly, accommodating, and supportive throughout the process.

You will be treated well and will not be taken advantage of by these professionals.

CLICK HERE for an information packet     (PDF, 1.84MB)

 
For more information and/or to start your housing search, reach out to…

 
IMPORTANT NOTE: Remember that 'big-city' housing markets are often very limited; so, you should reach out and begin your housing search AS SOON AS POSSIBLE… The Earlier The Better.

Houston METRO

The METRO provides safe, affordable, and environmentally-friendly transportation throughout Houston and surrounding areas, including multiple routes serving Texas Medical Center.

Additionally, students are eligible for a 50% discount.
You will require a Student Verification Letter from us to qualify.

CLICK HERE to visit the METRO website

 
CLICK HERE to request a Student Verification Letter
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IMPORTANT NOTE:
DRN Education provides information about and links to "Trusted Partners" as a convenience to our students based on experience; however, no guarantee or assurance is made by DRN Education in relation to these products and/or services. Any transaction entered into between you and one of our partner providers is pursuant to an independent relationship between you and the provider, and DRN Education has no liability for any dissatisfaction or breach.