There is a huge need. Approximately 20 percent of the US patient population is treated by IMG Physicians. IMGprep is helping to meet that need by recruiting attending physicians who have teaching affiliations with medical schools or residency programs that are interested in mentoring an IMG physician.
This mentoring will help these IMG Physicians to become acclimatized to the vast and complex U.S. clinical environment. A mutually rewarding mentorship between U.S. and international physicians engenders international good will for U.S. medical professionals. It also aids in increasing the level of medical education and delivery of healthcare worldwide, especially in regions of the developing world where healthcare consistent with modern U.S. standards are not generally available.
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We have arranged a mentorship system focused on fostering communication and learning between U.S. physicians and our international medical school graduates. The mentorship is no different from what would be an ambulatory care rotation or a fourth-year medical student rotation.
The IMG will spend time with their assigned attending, on clinical rotations, taking patient histories, performing initial diagnosis and discussing all aspects of patient care with their Attending physician. Hopefully, a strong professional relationship will be fostered. All applicants from IMGPrep have their own liability policy.
Our applicants have attended medical schools which are listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and are World Health Organization (WHO) accredited . Applicants have very high pass rates on their TOEFL English language proficiency examinations. In addition, most have already passed at least one step of the US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and will be applying for a PGY-1 position the same academic year.
Of course all U.S. mentoring physicians would have an opportunity to examine the IMGs’ documentation, as well as be able to interview them on the phone, prior to accepting the rotation. Most rotations last between one and three months, however they may be terminated early if there are extenuating circumstances.
For the IMG, this is a crucial and invaluable experience, and of course each IMG, for his or her own career development, looks forward to performing work worthy of a very positive letter of recommendation that will help them bolster their application to U.S. residency programs.
A monetary stipend is provided to the attending for their time and dedication to mentoring.