Clinical Experience – USCE

Gain Valuable US Clinical Experience (USCE)

The transition from an international healthcare system to the US healthcare system can be challenging. US clinical experience helps applicants acclimate to the US clinical environment, and prepares an applicant for their future internship training.

As a result, US residency programs require that applicants can demonstrate that they have US clinical experience (USCE). International medical graduates (imgs) can find a quality clinical externship through IMGPrep.

We offer our applicants unparalleled US clinical externship rotations, which include:

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IMGprep has developed hands-on externship rotations for international medical graduates (imgs) that are designed to give you the US 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 rotation, you will receive a performance evaluation from your preceptor. You will also be given an individual letter of recommendation that details your level of competency and the extent of your medical knowledge. Letters of Recommendation will reflect your clinical acumen and readiness to begin residency, and are a key component of all residency applications.

* For U.S. Citizens and Green Card holders only

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Frequently Asked Questions

Straightforward answers to common questions about clinical experience for international medical graduates (imgs).


Does your program provide complete liability insurance?

You must carry liability insurance when participating in an Externship in the United States. IMGPrep provides a complete liability insurance policy for each of our clients. We will also provide you with the insurance company name and a 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 are the minimum requirements to participate in your Externship program?

While we understand that each applicant is unique, participation in the IMGPrep Externship 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.


What kind of attending physicians do you work with?

IMGPrep works exclusively with attending physicians who provide hands-on experience for medical graduates. All attending physicians are affiliated with a U.S. medical school, teaching hospital or residency program.


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.


Is my rotation considered US clinical experience?

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