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Securing quality clinical rotations within the United States has always been a daunting task for internationally trained physicians and international medical students. Our program offers the opportunity to gain valuable USA clinical experience in order to prepare international medical students to enter the USA residencies.
We have alliance with reputed agencies in USA “to provide international medical students the opportunity to complete their clinical rotations in the United States.” We are dedicated to provide the greatest possible variety of clinical rotations to our international medical students. We believe that by allowing a diverse array of medical students from around the globe into clinical rotations in the U.S., we will ensure that many sectors of society receive quality healthcare. By doing so, we are encouraging our physicians to become culturally competent professionals who will contribute to our diverse society.
If you are an international medical student or representing a school who needs core and elective rotations, you have come to the right place. United States clinical experience is only one of many requirements for medical licensure in the United States. As you join with us, you enjoy a professional staff, and you will have the opportunity of being introduced to many Affiliate Attending Physicians who focus on preparing medical students for the United States medical licensing exam (USMLE).
During your tenure with the institute, you will be working with your most loyal supporters and advocates. We work with every student to help ease the process of registering and finding clinical rotations in the United States. We understand the difficulties international students might face when applying for clinical rotations in the United States. We are dedicated to assisting qualified international and foreign medical graduates to obtain a United States clinical rotation experience. Our staff is committed to establishing a solid, ongoing relationship with every student, school and hospital through positive communication and assistance with required and elective rotations during your clinical years. We believe that when medical students begin clinical rotations, they begin to experience medicine. However, through us, they also experience a new world by completing their clinical rotations in the United States. We care about our students and try our very best to support them through this time in their medical career. With these thoughts in mind, we continue to work towards strengthening our efforts in paving the road for our future physicians.
We have developed a unique approach to effectively prepare students for USMLE Step I and II. We recognize the growing importance of the Board Examinations in medical education. We have contracted with experienced USMLE preparation programs that shall give live, online and hands-on training for students to clear the Step 1 Exams. Even while the student is in the residency programs we shall offer continuous online and paper based training, simulation and mock test for the students.
The USMLE program administers a series of exams. Most states accept passing of these examinations as a means of obtaining licensure for the practice of medicine. The medical residency program requires that all students take, as candidates both USMLE Step I and Step II (CK & CS) and that their scores become part of their academic record. Step I consists of a one-day multiple choice exam while Step II CK & CS is a two-day examination. They are taken at the student’s discretion, subject to scheduling arrangements.
The USMLE Step I exam has been taken in June after the second year of medical school. It encompasses material from the following seven areas of basic science curriculum: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology and Behavioral Science.
Step II CK is similar in format to Step I and is usually taken during the fourth year of medical school. The subjects which are tested are the clinical sciences of Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Step II CS is a clinical skills examination in which students encounter 11-12 standardized patients and is usually taken anytime 12 months prior to graduation. Each student is evaluated based on their interaction with the standardized patients, differential diagnosis and note taking.
Step III is taken toward the end of the first year of residency training.
Applications for and information pertaining to Step I, Step II CK & CS are available at the USMLE website (http://www.usmle.org). Students receive a report of their scores directly from the National Board.
ECFMG offers a variety of programs for international physicians and other members of the international medical education and regulatory communities.
- ECFMG Certification
ECFMG’s program of certification assesses whether international medical graduates are ready to enter U.S. graduate medical education programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ACGME requires international medical graduates who enter ACGME-accredited programs to be certified by ECFMG. ECFMG Certification assures directors of accredited residency and fellowship programs, and the people of the United States, that international medical graduates have met minimum standards of eligibility.
- Certification Verification Service (CVS)
ECFMG’s Certification Verification Service provides prompt, primary-source verification of an international medical graduate’s ECFMG certification status. ECFMG’s CVS provides this verification to entities in the United States that rely on ECFMG Certification to evaluate the qualifications of international physicians. These entities include credentialing agencies; accredited residency programs; state medical licensing boards; and other organizations, such as hospitals and HMOs.
- ERAS Support Services at ECFMG
The Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®), developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), allows web-based application to first- and second-year (PGY-1 and PGY-2) residency positions in accredited U.S. programs of graduate medical education. ECFMG has been designated by AAMC to assist international medical students and graduates with the ERAS process. In this role, ECFMG issues ERAS Tokens, which allow international medical students/graduates to complete their residency applications on the AAMC website. ECFMG also collects and transmits supporting documents and transmits reports of ECFMG certification status and USMLE transcripts.
- Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program (J-1 visa)
ECFMG is authorized by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor foreign national physicians for the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa for the purpose of participating in U.S. programs of graduate medical education or training. ECFMG is responsible for ensuring that Exchange Visitors and their host institutions meet the federal requirements for participation in the Exchange Visitor Program. ECFMG’s Exchange Visitor Sponsorship Program provides instruction and guidance to teaching hospitals, medical specialty organizations, universities, and international physicians on the credential and immigration requirements for J-1 visa sponsorship.
- ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHO)
The ECFMG Certificate Holders Office (ECHO) provides free career planning resources for physicians pursuing ECFMG Certification and graduate medical education (GME) in the United States. Through ECHO, certified physicians can stay connected with ECFMG; communicate with ECFMG; and access a library of resources they need to be better prepared and organized when making important career decisions.
- Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPICSM)
EPIC is an on-line tool for physicians and the entities that register/license, employ, train, and educate them. EPIC allows physicians to build a web-based career portfolio of their primary-source verified medical credentials and to have reports on the authenticity of those credentials sent electronically to any organization, anywhere in the world. Medical regulatory authorities, hospitals, academic institutions, and other entities use EPIC to access verification reports on the credentials of their physician applicants.
- ECFMG International Credentials Services (EICS)
EICS assists international medical registration authorities in obtaining primary-source verification of medical education and registration credentials of physicians applying for licensure whose medical education or training was completed outside the authorities’ jurisdiction. The physician credentials verified by EICS include medical school diplomas, medical school transcripts, certificates of postgraduate medical training, and certificates of medical registration or licensure.
- Provision of USMLE Performance Data to International Medical Schools
ECFMG provides eligible international medical schools with individual and aggregate data on the performance of their students and graduates who apply to ECFMG for USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK), and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS).
- GEMxsm – Global educational exchange in medicine and the health professions
GEMx is a global partnership for international educational exchange in medicine and the health professions. GEMx Partners are medical schools and other institutions around the world that share a commitment to making international exchange a part of their education programs, and to providing students in medicine and the health professions with increased access to educational exchange opportunities. GEMx’s innovative web-based system both streamlines and enhances the exchange process. Using the GEMx system, participating institutions can publish their elective exchange opportunities on-line and provide detailed information about these opportunities. They can also verify student eligibility and monitor student applications and activity. Students of participating institutions can use the GEMx system to research elective exchange opportunities on-line, and apply directly to participating institutions for opportunities that match their career goals and interests using GEMx’s paperless application process. Students can explore electives based on such information as learning objectives, prerequisites, fees, languages of instruction, and travel information.
CLINICAL ROTATION PROGRAM:
The Clinical Rotation program is a basic program designed solely for the International Medical Graduate (IMG). A carefully planned program. The CRP provides IMG’s with an overall clinical experience in primary care, and an introduction to various subspecialties. The CRP is primarily complimented with outpatient and inpatient rotations among our network of teaching Attending, which will allow you to receive clinical experience in your preferred specialty when applying for residency. This program focuses on externship and internship medical experience.
CORE SPECIALTIES OFFERED:
- Family Medicine / Public Health
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- General Medicine
ELECTIVE SPECIALTIES OFFERED:
- Rep Endocrinology (IVF)
- Infectious Disease
- Hematology & Oncology
- Immunology & Allergy
- Cardiology and Many more as per candidate preference.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE STEPS
1. USMLE enrollment with KAPLAN/ Berkley agencies
2. Issuance of Form- I20 by USMLE training agency
- 3. F1 Visa will be issued based on the I20 form
- 4. USMLE part1 enrollment @ Chicago- 4 months
- 5. Start of US Internship (6 weeks/ core Specialty) in Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Preventive Medicine and Public Health – 36 to 42 weeks. Specialized training programs shall be continued on chosen electives shall be performed as per the student requirements.
- 6. USMLE Part 2 (CS/CK) training goes on along with hands on clinical practice in Teaching hospitals.
- 7. Appearing USMLE exams (part-1, Part 2). ECFMG registration and matching the score with available residency offer through NRMP/ ERAS portal.
- 8. Enrolling into PG residency programs.