U.S. Clinical Experience (USCE) - Hands-on Externship for IMG Program

Hands-on U.S. Clinical Experience

Externship for IMGs Program

IMGPrep specializes in providing crucial hands-on clinical rotations to both international medical students and graduates. Our clinical rotations are strictly set up to help you get the US clinical experience and letters of recommendation needed to boost your chances of US residency placement.

IMGPrep strives for excellence in working with international medical students and graduates. We are committed to providing the hands-on clinical training necessary to succeed in a US residency placement.

The majority of Residency Programs in the US require a min of three US letters of recommendation as well as 3 months of US clinical experience.

IMGPrep not only provides excellent clinical experiences but also ensures that each rotation is geared towards your specific short and long term goals. These clinical stints further strengthen your likelihood of obtaining a US residency placement.

IMGPrep rotations not only meet the min requirement of the application but we also pride ourselves on working with top teaching faculty who are dedicated to providing an excellent academic experience.

We have been around for 17 years and accredited by the BBB for the past 15 years, complete with verified testimonials.

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 Florida?

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.