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List of US Universities for foreign medical students

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The following list was compiled in 2009; so the information provided might be outdated; visit the Universities' webpages to see the up-to-date and current details. Click on the name of university to open electives webpage of that university.

  1. University of Rochester
  2. NIH(requires TOEFL, no fees)
  3. Yale University(no application fees, prefers TOEFL, $2500 tuition fees + $1000 for furnished accommodation)
  4. Harvard(very rarely accepts, prefers TOEFL, application fees $100, $3100 tuition fees)
  5. Emory(needs a sponsor,requires step 1, $100 application $180 tuition)
  6. University of Wisconsin($113 application fees, no tuition fees, requires TOEFL,Malpractice, HIPAA)
  7. Northwestern($100 application fees, $1000 tuition fees+ $125 health insurance, requires TOEFL,Malpractice, HIPAA)
  8. Weil Cornell($100 application fees, $2000 tuition fees+ $30 for NY letter, requires Malpractice Ins AFTER acceptance)
  9. NYU($100 tuition fees, no application fees, requires Malpractice Ins)
  10. Uni of Massachusettes($65 application fees, no tuition fees, requires Malpractice Ins, TOEFL, HIPAA, OSHA)
  11. Uni of Cincinnati($37 application fees, $250 tuition fees, requires Malpractice Ins, TOEFL, OSHA)
  12. Uni of Connecticut(no fees, requires Malpractice Ins)
  13. Brown Alpert(open to limited medical colleges from Pakistan/India, first email to confirm if your college is in the approved list; $50 appplication fees, $3020 tuition fees, requires Malpractice Ins)
  14. SUNY downstate($175+30 application fees+ NY letter, TOEFL, no tuition fees, requires Malpractice Ins, HIPAA, OSHA, NY letter)
  15. University of Louisvelle (no fees, requires Malpractice Insurance, B1/B2 visa)
  16. Maimonidies (no fees, simple online application procedure)
  17. North Shore/LIJMC (no fees, simple online application procedure)
  18. University of Toronto(variable fees depending upon no of weeks, provides malpractice and health insurance themselves)
  19. Mount Sinai($300 application fees, requires TOEFL & USMLE step 1 but can exempt the latter, requires F1 visa)
  20. Henry Ford(no fees, requires USMLE step 1 but can exempt it)
  21. Baylor College of Medicine
  22. Duke(requires Step1, $50 application fees, $2100 tuition fees, requires Malpractice Ins)
  23. Tulane University
  24. Case Western Reserve University.
  25. Cleaveland Clinic(requires step1)
  26. Mayo Clinic(requires step1)
  27. University  of  Alabama
  28. Albert Einstein college of  medicine(requires step 1)
  29. Louisiana State University
  30. Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  31. Wayne State University (requires step 1)
  32. Albany(no fees, requires Malpractice Ins, $30 for NY letter)
  33. University of Texas Dallas
  34. University of North Carolina(only research electives)
  35. UCSF-radio (doesn't offer any visa; only for those who already have a B1/B2 visa or US citizens or permanent residents, reservation via email, $500 per month fees(maximum 3 months) payable before arrival)
  36. UC Davis
  37. UC Irvine
  38. UCSD($ 300 application fees AFTER acceptance)
  39. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine(only research elective, no application fee, $250 per month fees)
  40. Vermont($100 application fees, no tuition fees, requires Malpractice Ins, TOEFL, HIPAA, OSHA)
  41. TUFTS($75 application fees, $2500 tuition fees. requires Malpractice Ins and TOEFL)
  42. University of Texas Medical Branch of Medicine
  43. University of Minnesota(research elective only)
  44. University of Chicago
  45. Rosalind Franklin University
  46. Thomas Jefferson University
  47. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center($100 application fees, no tuition fees)
  48. University of Virginia(faculty sponsorship required for international students)
  49. University of Pennsylvania(accepts students from selected medical colleges)
  50. Southwestern Medical Center
  51. East Carolina University

TOEFL

Is TOEFL necessary if I have graduated MBBS from India but have high school degree from Canada or US (English based country)?

Hi, I'm currently in the 3rd

Hi, I'm currently in the 3rd year in Zhejiang University in China and wondering if there is some kind of summer clinical practice program from the aforementioned US medical schools?

Thank you very much..

electives help please!!!

hey umar. i finished my step 1 and am residing in the US.i did my medicine from ukraine.i want to apply for externships.how do i go about applying and getting the spots.is there a system in place to make it easier or do we have to email separately to each program?
and do i have to write out an intro about myself before applying or how does that whole process work.sorry for sounding like a newbie but thats exactly what i am.thanks for your time and response.

im a 3rd year student in

im a 3rd year student in pakistan....want to know if i can get an internship in the usa....and duration and all the other details about it....
thanx

Electives info

Salam,
I am a final year Medical student doing MBBS from Liaquat College of Medicine & Dentistry,karachi. It is affiliated with University of Karachi & W.H.O. I've not done TOEFEL, & no Steps. Not got any type of visa of USA. But has visited many other countries.
My query is can I apply in any hospital in USA for electives? & Can you please help in selecting hospitals which can allow me in doing electives in there hospital?

ECFMG

umar bhai....can u plz mail me the link of the page tht helps us register fr ECFMG...i tried for WWW.ECFMG.ORG but could not enroll....can u please mail me the link

hlw

hlw...rite now iam doing my a levels in ktm....iam in 2nd yr...could u plz tell me the total expenses of living in us as well as for fees...

Bronx Va Clinical Surgery Elective

 Assalamualaikum umar bhai,

 

   I am truly sorry for troubling you with this question despite your busy schedule but I really need your opinion and help here. I just received an email from Mount Sinai regarding my elective application. I got accepted into their elective program in Bronx Vateran Hospital for Clinical Surgery. However, I am really interested in going for the main site for the elective and I read that the elective program in Bronx Va is not that good. Is it true umar bhai? Further more, bronx is about 40mins one way from NYC. Is it possible for me to change my elective location? Do you have any advice for me umar bhai? Should I just accept this offer? Thank you so much for you help. I am sorry for any incovenience caused.

Regards,
Radzi Hamzah

Elective classes, USA

 hello there

i am an Indian student in studying in a medical university in Russia.

I was hoping to obtain a clerkship post in USA for the coming summer.

I am in my last year of my 6 year long program here.

Could you please tell me if i can get a place in US..to do an elective..i presently havent appeared for my USMLE step 1.

hoping to read from you.

David

want to know bout the process of clerkship in US

 asalamualaikum, plz can u give me information bout clerkship in US, i m in my med school final year n intrstd in doing clerkshp frm US next year plz help me out

internship/electives

hey,

      can you please tell me major medical schools in new york city offering internship/electives

       for 3rd year mbbs student ,and details about them if any

electives for student of 3rd year

salam frnds

I am Dilpat kumar from Karachi Pakistan

I have recently cleared 3rd year of MBBS , i am going to attend an exchange program of US...can u guys plz let me knw,which institue should i apply? is there any institute that allows students of 3rd year or so for electives?? 

Universities offer MBBS course in USA

 Hy Mr Umar,

My name is Sarwar Mukhtar Masih belong from Pakistan, I'm looking for medical universites for my son offer MBBS course, can you kindly tell me the universities and their yearly fees structure and requirements to get admission.

Looking forward to your reply

Regards.

 i am in last 5 months of my

 i am in last 5 months of my internship.i had mle plans didnt pursue though...wanna do it...before that ..i wanna do electives..am i too late now ?? i dont have toefl scores..but lot of universities require toefl..i saw ets to register for toefl..but dates r only in on dec 20...i havent given any steps till now..so is it fine for me to apply by jan 1st week..will i get electives by march atleast ??can u help me out of this ..thanks

Hi .. I am at same place

Hi .. I am at same place right now ..towards end of internship .. Cud u Telme how u proceedd ahead for electives .. I hav a perm residnt visa n gng to appear for tofel .. Plzz help

thanks for the information

thanks for the information displayed

hi there

im in my 6th year faculty of medicine Ain Shams
University EGYPT.. i want to do an elective in Toronto in my internship year
for 2 months.. im starting my internship next march … can you help me what
 should i do or what are the links which can help me
THANKS

 

hi i'm an Egyptian medical

hi

i'm an Egyptian medical student in the final year medical school ,kasr el-ainy ,cairo university, i'm interested in doing an elective internship at  medical university,as it will add to my experience and increase my chances. 

is there any updates of universities need international electives?

tthanx

hiiii...........  xtremly

hiiii........... 

xtremly thankful for ur services..........

pls let me know what does curriculum vitae mean??

ohio electives

hey...

can u tell me institutes offering electives in ohio state,usa?

thanks

Thanks

Well, the rank for university is so useful for the student to choose.

help needed with a link

hey can any one kindly send me the link of elective application of NIH and mount sinai...i could not locate it..

 thanks

regarding clerkship

hi i am sumanth from hyderabad,India

Do we need to take toefl even after finishing step2cs for clerkships or do unversities accept step2cs for clerkship. can you please help me in this regard

    thank you

clerkship base don step2cs

hi im sumanth, i gave my step2cs in april 2011. now i am planning to take a clerkship programme so do i have to take toefel or do any universities give clerkships after finishing step2cs without toefel i was told that if we finish with step2cs we need not take toefel for applying for clerkship. please give me your opinion.                                 

   thank you

Looking for Medisid's mail ID


Hi Medisid,


I will be doing a Sickle Cell Anemia rotation at NIH in Jan 2012. I wanted to ask for your guidance  as to how to go about it.


Will I be able to participate in a research project simultaneously?


What should I read? how should I prepare? Did you get an LOR from there?


Could you please give me your mail ID for further queries?


Regards,


Abhishek

advice for cornell

First of all thanks a lot for such a resourceful website...

I have been accepted to rotate at NWU for peds hem/onc from 23 april 2012 to 18 may 2012. I do not have any other electives a s of now

I can apply to cornell for an elective from 28th may..but i am confused. They started accepting applications for this year from April 2011 itself and I am applying only 7 months in advance whereas ^ months before is their deadline. Its a 200 dollar application.. should I risk it and apply anyway? are my chances good enough?

Also does someone know what yale means when they say you are not allowed to re apply if you are rejected...we can not even re apply for a later date if the reason for rejection was non availability of space?

elective

Hi,

http://www.med.wayne.edu/student_affairs/records_registration/electives/gueststu.asp

according to this link wayne state only offers electives to lcme accredited medical schools in us and canada. which means no clinical electives for students in pakistan/indian medical schools??

and since henry ford is the hospital affiliated, does this mean no electives at henry ford??

id appreciate it if anyone answers.

Usama

how many months in advance is

how many months in advance is it reqd to apply to cornell?

how many mnths in advance do they send reply regarding acceptance?

plz help!!

Admission requirements

Umar bhai I would like to know if any ivy league or other top us universities accept foreign students without 1 year college experience in the US and without SAT

stanford, yale, johns

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stanford, yale, johns hopkins, harvard... but SAT is required in all of them...

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hi umar bhai... First of

hi umar bhai...

First of all, i have to say that your site is too good n answers all questions to the point! I congratulate you for your kind effort.

I'm presently doing my internship in India and I have a question about doing an elective in University of toronto.

1. Would an elective in Internal Medicine in University of Toronto be valid for a US residency programmes?

I came to know from its website that it accepts applications from august 10th.So kindly suggest me what to do.

I took all the required recommendation letters, Immunization forms and other letters from my medical school office as listed in your website.I am ready to apply now.

Hi vamshi......I did my

Hi vamshi......I did my research on this last year and I found out that it will not be considered equal to elective in USA....although it will be a good exposure...so it's entirely upto you if you want to go or not....

university of toronto electives

hey umar bhai... 

First of all, i have to say your site is too good n answers all questions to the point! I'm presently doing my internship in India and I have a few questions about doing an elective in University of toronto.

1. Would an elective in Internal Medicine in University of Toronto be valid for a US residency programmes?

2. Would having a Permanent resident card of Canada help in any way?

Thank you so much for your time :)

Thanks for your kind

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Thanks for your kind words.

1. Yes it helps..

2. I am not sure...

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can you please update this

can you please update this list because many of the schools listed are not accepting IMG's for electives such as Baylor which says no more international visiting students

thanks 

this old list is only for

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this old list is only for reference... you can use the new list by usman....

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IMG clinical rotations

can you plz arrange a list of the places that accept IMG'S for clinical rotations ?

Thanks,

Ahmad.

electives at southwestern

Umar Bhai...cud you plz tell me if step 1 score is required for electives at southwestern..?? 

Contact the university

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Contact the university elective co-ordinator...

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good job but...

good job on the list. but as pointed out it needs to be updated.. few have stopped accepting intl. students only.

also, what i wanted to ask u all is there ne specific place u should do your elective from??

lot of ppl. say do it from places which give a LOR or accept IMGs into their program. that seems to be tru but how do we find that?

ne particular recommendations by ne1 which is a good place to do your elective from where u hve a high chance of getting accepted later or getting a good LOR??

go for electives only at

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go for electives only at places that offer residency or research later on!

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Hi Umar, Awesome work !

Hi Umar,

Awesome work ! Kudos to you ! 

Just wanted to tell you that the list needs a lot of updating.... I found this out when I went to the links.

Thanks

Thanks for ur kind words; I

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Thanks for ur kind words; I am quite busy these days so cannot update the list but would be more than happy to let someone update if anyone is interested!

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hi


I got my TOEFL scores


Reading 22


Listening 20


Speaking 27


Writing 28


I m a bit worried that I will not be able to apply at most places because of the scores I got in listening. Please suggest me some universities.


I have a research project in hand.

It is better to re-take the

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It is better to re-take the exam with some preparation/practice for the listening and reading.

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electives information

hello sir...

       i have just finished my 3rd year M.B.B.S in pakistan and i wish to have research electives at henryford hospital. can i get them right know?

Confirm it from elective

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Confirm it from elective co-ordinator!

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hello sir, i have just


hello sir,


i have just completed 3rd year of my MBBS in India. i want to do externship in US for a month. could you tell if it can be done after the final year of MBBS, that's during internship?


Sir, what is the difference between elective and externship?


looking forward to your mail.


thank you very much!

Please visit the following

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Please visit the following link.

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Hello there! i must say that

Hello there!

i must say that you're doing an amazing job through this web portal.

 I have a simple questions...as far as i know we cannot do clinical electives until we are in the final year of our medical school...how do then people manage to go for electives during their 3rd and 4th years out of a five year program when most universities have a necessary requirement for an application to be in his/her final year before applying?

Thank you and God bless you!

Thanks for your kind words.

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Thanks for your kind words. One can do research electives before final year!

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hi umar bhai

could you kindly help me with info of some elective co ordinators?

info of elective

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info of elective co-ordinators??? The email addresses and contact of all the elective co-ordinators is mentioned in the website of each university, visit the links mentioned above

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hi umar bhai

I am doing my internship in India. Started it in feb 2010.


Internship is very hectic in our college and i did noy get much time for studying. meanwhile i decided to give USMLE onle 3 weeks back. I have just 7weeks of internship and i have heard it is better to do electives. So, kindly suggest me if i can apply now and get an elective.


 Regards

You can apply and if

umar's picture

You can apply and if accepted, go for electives and if not, continue with your USMLEs.

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Electives at Maimonides

The Maimonides website mentions that only students from colleges approved by the NYSED can apply. Does anyone know where to find the list of approved colleges?

information needed

Hello,
iam a foreign medical student and i have colour vision defect
i cant read ishihara's colour chart but i can identify red,green,blue,yellow colors
i don't have any confusion between those colors but i cant read ishihara's charts

i want to prepare for USMLE exam
can you please tell me whether im eligible or not for USMLE exam,for
applying clerkship in your university or to apply or residency?

Thank You

I don't think it should be an

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I don't think it should be an issue but to confirm, you can contact ECFMG and confirm it yourself.

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IMG rotations in atlanta

hi umar

my name is galal and i am IMG looking for clerkship\externship in atlanta ga if u can help me plz

im sponsored by my embassy so what is ur advice for me to get accepted in one of the universities,i already passed step 1 and step 2 cs

best regards galal

As you are a graduate, you

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As you are a graduate, you can do only externships; I am sorry I dont know much about places offering externships.

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clerkship

hi , i have been accepted for clerkships at floyd medical centre , Rome GA , through Americlerkships. i wanted ur comments about the medical centre and also americl...

I am sorry I dont know much

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I am sorry I dont know much about either. All the best!

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CLERKSHIP..AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Umar bhai plz guide me

i am a medical student from the university of science and technology,sanaa,yemen, and i just finished my 6th year;and now i have a year of clerkship ahead of me,but i preferd to do it in the U.S,,since thats where my family is,i currently just arrived in the U.S for vacation,,i thought of starting to make calls to various hospitals regarding clerkships for foreign medical students,,many of the hospitals require step1,which i dont have,or require u to be a non-U.S citizen,,,i currently have reached a point where i feel like cutting my treanscripts,,nothing good seems to be blowin towards me,i was talkin to a friend of mine about the difference between our studyin and theres,and when i referred to my clerkships,,he said hes done them in his 3-4th year,,apparently his ''clerkships'' are like our rotations,,if so y do we have to do clerkships?..

anyways man im doing my best in calling hospitals if you can provide me with anything that could help,please do,,your help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Most of the universities dont

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Most of the universities dont offer "clerkships(3rd year rotations)"... you can only apply for "electives(4th year rotations)" and that too to only those places who allow foreign medical students to apply for it!

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Hi, While going through

Hi,

While going through cincinnati college of medicine website it stated that 

 Must document proof of training in Universal Precautions (blood-borne and airborne pathogens) within one year (12 months) of start of   rotation. 


What does this mean??? Can u help?

Visit the following link. 

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Visit the following link

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@saad

dude..if u r applying at hery ford for electives for 2010-11, then pls abandon ur efforts.. i managed 2 sponsors both of whom forwarded their interest to the UGME co-ordinator at Henry Ford. I flatly got rejections on the reason that the seats wer already full and there was increased demand from local medical students..

 as far as applicatn form is concerned, i did not reach that stage of faxing or mailin! the e-mail ids pathway given on many USMLE forums across the net. Umar bhai had also put 1 up but the link doesn seem 2 work..

regards

dr_andy

Urgent help!!!

Dear Umar Bhai,

I am a 4th medical student.  I am planning to apply for clinical electives at Henry Ford Hospital. There are few things which im not sure about:

1- they ask us to fax the application, for acceptance. what about the rest of the docs? do v have to mail them or fax them?

2- iv heard that v have to first contact a doctor with whom v wud b doing the electives. is it obligatory? if so, how can i contact them? coz i cant find email ids of the respective doctors.

please help me. i would be really obliged

1. As far as I remember, you

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1. As far as I remember, you have to mail them all the documents!

2. You first have to find a sponsor. Visit the following link

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Hi,     I could not find the

Hi,

    I could not find the electives info page on Case western and Louisiana state university pages .Please help and direct me to that info links would be of great help!

lousiana state

hello. please help me out here. could you please send me the link for the lsu elective application page as well please? it would be a great help to me. thanks a lot.

@Ajay M... visit d following

@Ajay M...

visit d following link ajay..

https://emorymed.emory.edu/Public/CurriculumPublicPages/CourseInformation.aspx

Hope dat helps... all d best

dr_andy

emory

it is stated above that Emory needs Step 1, but I couldn't find that in their website.

https://emorymed.emory.edu/Public/CurriculumPublicPages/CourseInformatio...

Please show me where so I won't apply.
Thanks!

look at the page from the

look at the page from the link that you provided. Just a little above the courses, its bold so you should spot it easily!

Clerkship for US hospitals

Dear Mr Tariq,

Greetings,

thank you for a helpful resource. I was wondering if you could help me. I just need to find out what a " Newyork Letter" means.

Am planning to apply for clerkship in US, and the apparently new york hospitals need something called " new york letter"

 Kindly advise

thanking you

regards

kavya

Visit the following link

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Visit the following link

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Hi Umarbahi Thanks for the

Hi Umarbahi

Thanks for the great efforts you are do here my dear brother. After I read alot about elective programs here , i found myself very excited to have such experience but at the mean time i am afraid not to be accepted as my grades aren't very well specially at academic departments. So do i still have to prepare for this program?

thank you in advance

Thanks for your kind words.

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Thanks for your kind words. Your grades usually don't affect your acceptance.

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Malpractice and health insurance

Hello. In an application for clinical elective(at Mount Sinai) theres a portion thats supposed to be filled out by the dean that ask if the student will be covered by malpractice and health insurance by the college. What should one tick there(yes or no)? ;a senior at my college who went to mount sinai said tick no(since our college doesnt actually cover it...we have to do it ourselves), but another friend of mine said tick yes, since they wont know and it will increase our chances of getting in. 

dont lie and click No.

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dont lie and click No.

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do we need to take toefl for clerkship if ur a green card holder

umar bhai!!!!!

i hav a small query...i am a green card holder...do i need to take toefl to apply for clerkchip programme in the universities in the us???

yes u need to... even I have

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yes u need to... even I have a green card n I took TOEFL...

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Also in addition University

Also in addition

University of Texas - Houston

West Virginia University - Robert C Byrd Health Sciences Center

also accept international students for electives

hi. i got the link for

hi. i got the link for virginia.It DOSENT ACCEPT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/students/About-SoM/Campus-School-Info/Visiting-Students.aspx

 please give the link for houston visiting page

Hey. Just thought i'd give an


Hey. Just thought i'd give an update. The following departments at University of Texas(Southwestern Medical Centre) DO NOT accept students from international medical schools:

    • Dermatology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • General Surgery
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Radiology
    • Neurosurgery
    • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Othopaedic Surgery
    • Pathology
    • Pediatrics
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Psychiatry
    • Physical Medicine & Rehab
    • Radiation Oncology
    • Radiology
    • Urology

LINK

Some more Colleges which offer electives to international studen

1)East Carolina University

2)University of Michigan Medical School

3)Pennsylvania

4)University of Tennessee Health Sciences center

5)University of Washington School of Medicine

6)Georgetown University School of Medicine

 I think with the following additions this site is now truly complete to help out all the International students with their electives.

 All the best to everyone for their future endeavours

LINK for East Carolina

Heres the link for East Carolina Brody School of Medicine

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-dhs/bsomstudentaffairs/VisitingStudents_MD.cfm

Hope this helps

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania only offers clinical electives to those international students who are studying in a University that has an affiliation with it. 

No candidate from Pakistan is eligible

From India only students studying in AIMS (Link below)

http://www.med.upenn.edu/globalhealth/intl_students.shtml

And for Main elective page

http://www.med.upenn.edu/visitingstudents/

Thanks for all the updates

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Thanks for all the updates and information!

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can u plz mention the links

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can u plz mention the links of international medical students electives webpage of each of these universities... wud definitely add them with the links then... thanks for the contribution...

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Clinical Elective

Hello. I'm a fourth yr medical student in Pakistan. I want to apply for clinical elective in Internal medicine(specialty within it e.g. gastro or cardio), since thats what I want to do my residency in.

 Northwestern Univ(initially my first choice) offers Internal Medicine to only LCME accredited college, while allowing International students to apply in other areas(e.g. Emergency medicine, surgery, neuro, paeds etc). However, someone told me that doing a clinical elective in an area in which you dont want to do your residency in counts against you when you apply for residency. Is this true...if so then should I not apply to Northwestern at all or should I choose emergency medicine?

Thanks 

You should try to do

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You should try to do electives/research in your specialty of choice... preferably...

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This is in regard to Emory.

This is in regard to Emory. The tuition Fees mentioned is wrong, its 180 USD not 110. Application fee is 100 USD.

Thanks for the update. The

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Thanks for the update. The data here was of last year and has not been updated since. Anyhow now you have provided the update, I have modified the mentioned information.

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hi umar bhai

I am doing my internship in India. Started it in feb 2010.


Internship is very hectic in our college and i did noy get much time for studying. meanwhile i decided to give USMLE onle 3 weeks back. I have just 7weeks of internship and i have heard it is better to do electives. So, kindly suggest me if i can apply now and get an elective.


 Regards


dr_nsk

You can try for electives and

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You can try for electives and if you get an acceptance then go there otherwise you can always continue with USMLE prep!

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Surgery elective !

Hi, this is my first time in this great helpful website

my question is, if anyone has done surgery elective in USA before ?

what is your recommendation for best universities or hospitals in USA not by their names but in their teaching quality. A lot of huge names and ranking among USA but when you in the elective they're not good teachers or they don't have the teaching desire.

so, any one has done Good surgery elective before and he recommend it ?

P.S: I'm IMG

Thank you in Advance.

Thanks for your kind words.

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Thanks for your kind words. It varies from department to department and faculty to faculty... generally big names have good faculty... check US university rankings...

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mayo clinic - does not house surgeons .

i mailed mayo clinic , they say electives are for students who have not yet completed their final year exams , they dont accept internship year students .. we students from india can go only during internship . are u already aware of this .?

so this means... u can do

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so this means... u can do electives there only before internship year...

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so this means... u can do

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so this means... u can do electives there only before internship year...

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i think you got this wrong.

i think you got this wrong. final year there i assume means internship year. they basically dont want students who have completed thier final year.means who r interns and havent got thier MBBS degrees. correct me if i am wrong

henry ford electives

hi...i mailed a faculty for henry ford electives...he replied saying we dont have capacity for outside student....is it this year...or is it dat henry ford doesnt accept outside students.....kind of dissappointing

it varies from department to

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it varies from department to department... henry ford accepted outside students last year.....

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regarding applying dates

Hi, I want to know if anyone knows in which semester is it better to apply for a clerkship, is it the first semester of the year or the second? or it doesnt make a difference....thanks for your help!

Dear Visitor

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I deleted your other comment because it was a duplicate. The summer months such as June through August are typically times when American students rotate so competition for places might be more than normal, but the rest of the year is peaceful. Infact people do get accepted even in summer months so there's really no "better" time period for applying in a year. Such favourable time periods are typically defined by the institution itself.

very well replied!

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very well replied!

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UCSF no more accepting international student

salamz umar bhy,

This is to innform you that UCSF-Radio is no more offering its elective program for international student this year,so kindly remove it from you list.I have confirmed this by emailing Terry Brosnan,co-ordinator of Radiology department UCSF.

Thank You,

Regards.

Thanks for the update....

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Thanks for the update....

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THANK YOU ALL...

UMAR BHAI and all other friends over here... I thank you all for the information and support you've given. I got a selection letter from Northwestern UNiversity for vascular surgery and transplant surgery for 1 month each. These guys have responded me within a week of sending my application. Im yet to hear from 3 other universities.. thnx once again.. I will keep posting updates about universities and the availability.. 

Thanks a lot for your kind

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Thanks a lot for your kind words... best of luck for your career!

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 SOME ONE PLEASE CLARIFY THIS

 SOME ONE PLEASE CLARIFY THIS  riten on the Unv of texas medical branch elctive page ..this is the only uiversity saying this?

umer  bhai how come  the yr saying this?

 Student must be in good standing and in the final year of medical school (on a basis equivalent to the UTMB curriculum).  If you attended a school that requires that you complete an "internship year" or "training period" after the completion of your curriculum, but prior to your degree being awarded, you cannot attend UTMB as a visiting student during that "internship year" or "training period".  In that case, your final year would be considered the year prior to that training period.

does this mean students from INDIA and pakistan arent eligible  after final mbbs?

It means that med students

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It means that med students from India are not eligible to apply... however Indian med students can go there in their 2nd last year... what do you call it? 4th year or 5th year?

In Pakistan, internship year is after graduation... so in a way we are awarded degree before internship year... so all Pakistani med students can definitely apply...

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suny downstate univ - which campus to click

i find many hospitals under suny downstate . I find i am allowed to do electives only in peds , emergency med ,etc. 

suppose i would like to give emergency med as my first choice , and under that many different titles an code no electives are there based on which hospital it comes under . so ,  should i choose the hospital based electives code no.  

or should i just fill in emergency medicine  , and they will give me after acceptence  which hospital i m supposed to apply to. in that case , i have to leave the code no. blank inthe application.

2) should i pay money for infection control certificate for suny .  this is the link

http://sls.downstate.edu/registrar/visiting/index.html

http://www.op.nysed.gov/training/icproviders.htm

I think you have to mention

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I think you have to mention the hospital based elective code no. and you dont leave the space blank... someone else can comment otherwise... better confirm it from elective co-ordinator....

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doesn't suny require step 1 ?

doesn't suny require step 1 ? r u done with it?

umar bai , can u tell which

umar bai , can u tell which elective u did in which college 

did u do one in ucsf

and one in nih ..

how many months and which subject . 

how did u get nih , did ur dean office reply by mail and all ,,, 

is it tough to ucsf or ucla . any diff. inapplying process

Visit the following link. You

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Visit the following link.

You can get a seal on the envelope and mail it yourself.....

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please guide me!!!

hi umar,


I need a favour from you....One of my cousin who is due to finish the internship in march 2011(India) is planning to apply for clerkship in US. can u guide us how to begin with the whole thing as we have no idea about it. Do we need to have TOEFL/STEP 1 scores prior to applying???

Most universities require one

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Most universities require one of them... Read various posts on this website in detail....

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electives in weill cornell

hello umar bhai,

I'm a resident of India currently doing my internship

I am planning for electives at weill cornell medical college.I want to opt for Clinical Gastroenterology/Nephrogy for the electives but the maximum no. of students accepted in each is 2, same is the case for many other branches. I've qualified my M.B.B.S WITH honors in many subjects inc. medicine. Is there any scope of my application being accepted despite the limited availability? if no what other choices shud I go for?  Please help

hi, honestly speaking this is

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hi, honestly speaking this is only a luck game... if there has been not so many applicants for the same specialty during the same time... u have a great chance otherwise you have to face the competition... there is no other hard and fast rule...

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regarding mt. sinai

dear tina,

this was replied to me by:-

Foreign/Visiting Student Coordinator..

@ sandeep thanks a lot 4

@ sandeep

thanks a lot 4 helping.. tom i ll talk to them again.. plz clear my doubt about writing the expected graduation date.. my internship will end on 31 dec 2010 n the same date is written on my transcript. so if m going 4 elective in dec n  jan so 1 month dec will b pending. should i get the date on my transcript changed to 28 feb 2011?

dear tina, if u want to do

dear tina,

if u want to do any elective after 31dec, u have to change the date on u r trancript , means u can do the elective only before your graduation date( before you are graduated) and not after u r graduated .

plz, do not forget to post what they said , if u have called them

 Nevertheless i m answering it to the best of my knowledge, and  will
request the great umar bhai , to plz correct me if i m wrong.

regarding mt. sinai

this is my 1st post on this site and firstly i will thanks the great umar bhai  for his helping hand to others in his such a busy schedule and time.

 i m answering it all on behalf of umar bhai as he is busy preparing for step 1

 dear tina regarding mt. sinai , i have also enquired from them regarding toeffl , they replied me back that----since your medical school is in
English I would weave it, but I’m hoping that you’ll be able to communicate well
in English and take notes etc.

they mail back  only 6 weeks prior to the start date of your elective.

 god bless u the great umar bhai.. and may god fulfill all u r dreams...

 

thanks for your kind words

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thanks for your kind words sandeep....

well replied sandeep!

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hi  do they need step one or

hi

 do they need step one or can it be waived too?

thanks 4 replying.. i called

thanks 4 replying.. i called them they said i can fax them my toefl scores. but i ve not given it yet. n d exam is on 24th n result will come after 12-15 days.so whole process will take a month. what if in the mean time they reject my application?

 u asked 4m whom? i called student affairs office. r u really sure they can waive it off? 

hi.. i ve applied 4 elective

hi.. i ve applied 4 elective at mt. sinai in april 4 dec-jan. but i ve not given toefl. earlier they were not asking 4 it but now they r. so m very worried. will they accept my application or not? n i ve not got any mail 4m them yet

only mt sinai elective

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only mt sinai elective co-ordinator can give the confirm answer but generally change in policies dont affect the applications made before the date of change....

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hello sir i need ur help

hello

sir i need ur guidance

i am a medical school graduate from india i have finished my step 1 an step 2 cs...(on b1/b2) am preparing for ck exam which i plan to give in august ...and hopefully apply in september

since i have not done any clerkship or observership yet ,i would like to apply for some research or observership in sept and oct...i dont know which is more useful and how easy it is to get into it please help me figure tht out

and also how woulld i know which universities/ hospitals have research openings?

need ur help

thanks

I am not aware of any

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I am not aware of any research opening spots... you cannot apply for clerkships/ electives as you are a graduate... externships are best... 2nd is a research spot and observerships after that... but keep in mind the most important thing is strong recommendation irrespective of you get it from externship, elective, research or observership....

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california

i am not hearing people talking about univ of california - any of the colleges .... why is thaty ....    it is there in the above list ,,   dont they accept  img s ...   i see ucla   and ucsf   are in top ranks  ...

I myself went to ucsf... one

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I myself went to ucsf... one of my friend went to uc irvince... another went to ucsd...  but generally desi people dont go to west coast/ california...

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hi m in my last yr doin core

hi m in my last yr doin core rotations frm an central american university .i was jus wondering wheather can i get my electives frm NYU

why not? u can certainly go

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why not? u can certainly go there if they accept students from ur college....

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Dear Umar, im a fourth year

Dear Umar,

im a fourth year medical student at AKU applying for clinical electives for final tear. 

i just wanted to let u no that from the above mentioned list most ask for J1/F1, it would perhaps be easier if you could divide the list cording to the visa require. 

i mus add ur site is extremely helpful, and that a lot of my queries were answered through it.

god bless you

Thanks a lot for your kind

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Thanks a lot for your kind words. Well I am quite busy these days; preparing for step 1.     If you could arrange the universities according to the visa requirements, I would be more than happy to publish it with your name as author. 

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uni of connecticus z no

uni of connecticus z no longer accepting international students for the year 2010-2011.u just verify once.

can you please provide the

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can you please provide the reference link? Thanks!

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regarding NYU

MANY MANY THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT HELPING HAND THRU THIS SITE 

AM NEW TO THIS SITE

I WANT TO TELL THAT NEW YORK  UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE(NYU)  DOESNT ACCEPT FOREIGN MEDICAL STUDENTS FOR VISITING CLERKSHIPS  WHICH I CAME TO KNOW AFTER LOOKING THRU THE OFFICIAL SITE  

no sir u r wrong

no sir u r wrong

@anand

cud u plcz provide us the link that mentions such a statement of the NYU? that would really be helpful. :-)

yeah.. i filled their form

yeah.. i filled their form and applied.... i got a rejection letter... i don't know if i should call them and ask further details...

hey i got a rejection letter

hey i got a rejection letter too. without a reason. whss goin on?did anyone get acepted?

@visitor

i guess u r talkin abt NYU rite? even i'd filled their form.. though i havent got an acceptance letter, i havent received any form of rejection letter as well..

could u plz throw some more light as to when did u get it n what was exactly mentioned?

that wud b really nice of u. :-)

yes could anyon etell about

yes could anyon etell about NYU medical school. i filled thier eligibility req form but didnt ge ta nything as till now. PLease some one help??

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