Clinical Experience (USCE) - Hands-on Externship for IMGs

Hands-on U.S. Clinical Experience

Externship for IMGs Program

Exceptional US Clinical Experience with IMGPrep

For almost 20 years, IMGPrep has specialized in providing crucial hands-on clinical rotations to international medical students and graduates. Our rotations are designed to give you the US clinical experience and personalized letters of recommendation needed to boost your chances of securing a US residency placement.

Comprehensive US Clinical Rotations

At IMGPrep, we go beyond simply providing a rotation. Our academic preceptors and advisers are dedicated to your success. They don’t just offer a 4-week block to fulfill your USCE requirement—they provide an immersive experience that includes thorough evaluation, constructive feedback, and personalized mentorship. Our attendings are deeply invested in your success, offering personalized letters of recommendation based on a genuine professional relationship with your preceptor.

Enhance Your Residency Application with US Clinical Experience

Most US residency programs require a minimum of three US letters of recommendation and three months of US clinical experience. IMGPrep not only meets these requirements but also tailors each rotation to your specific short- and long-term goals, further enhancing your chances of obtaining a US residency placement.

Top Teaching Faculty for US Clinical Experience

Our rotations are supervised by top teaching faculty who are committed to providing an outstanding academic experience. We take pride in our exceptional match rate and the quality of our attending physicians.

With nearly 20 years of experience and BBB accreditation for the past 15 years, we have a proven track record of success, supported by verified testimonials.

To learn more about our International Medical Graduate hands-on rotations or Medical Student Electives, please complete the following form. Focus on gaining the US Clinical Experience you need to succeed.

To learn more about our International Medical Graduate hands-on rotations or Medical Student Electives please complete the following form.

Externship Program Specialties

Rotations are provided in all specialties and sub-specialties focused on the goals of our candidates.

Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehab, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Pathology and much more.

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About Externship for IMGs Program

As a part of the Match preparation process, IMGPrep has developed hands-on externship rotations for international medical graduates (IMGs) that are designed to give you the U.S. clinical experience (USCE) you need to transition into US-based healthcare. Through carefully designed objectives and performance guidelines that revolve around individual medical specialties, we help our applicants become acclimated to our healthcare system.

Once you have completed an IMGPrep clinical rotation, you will be given an individual letter of recommendation that details your overall performance, level of competency, and the extent of your medical knowledge when applicable they will address the ACGME Core competencies in training. Letters of Recommendation will reflect your clinical acumen and readiness to begin residency and are a key component of all residency applications.

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Common Requirements

Participation in the IMGPrep medical externship for IMG program requires the following:

  • Each applicant must provide immunization Records showing current inoculations for Hepatitis B, MMR, and Tetanus.
  • Each applicant must provide proof of a negative PPD results within the previous 12 months. If the applicant’s skin test is positive, we require proof of a negative chest X-ray reading completed within the U.S. during the past 12 months.
  • Each applicant must provide proof of a completed criminal background check. A criminal background check may be obtained online or by a visit to your local police department.

Frequently Asked Questions

Straightforward answers to common questions about hands-on U.S. clinical experience for international medical graduates (foreign medical graduates) IMGPrep medical externship for IMGs program.


Does your medical externship program for IMGs provide complete liability insurance?

You must carry liability insurance when participating in an Externship for IMG in the USA. IMGPrep provides a complete liability insurance policy for each of our clients. We will also provide you with the insurance company name and direct contact that you can speak with if you have questions. Your policy can begin in as little as two weeks. When you enroll in the Externship program with IMGPrep, you will receive a copy of your own, individualized policy.


What kind of attending physicians do you work with?

IMGPrep works exclusively with attending physicians who have a history of teaching physicians and have a full understanding of the unique requirements in providing hands-on clinical experience for IMGs. All attending physicians are affiliated with a U.S. medical school, teaching hospital or residency program.


Do You have an externship placement in Virginia?

Yes, we have. We developed a program with more than 200 locations all over the United States. Please, contact us for a free consultation to check availability.


Can I speak with an Extern who has rotated before me?

IMGPrep will gladly provide you with contact information for previous clients who have participated in our program. We encourage you to ask questions. You are also encouraged to review the BBB and Google Reviews.


Is my U.S. clinical rotation considered U.S. clinical experience?

IMGPrep only places our externs into hands-on clinical rotations that provide the experience you need to receive a quality letter of recommendation for residency placement.