What are the normal fees for a 4-week rotation package program?
Our programs are a minimum of 4 weeks in duration. Tuition fees for single 4-week blocks typically begin from $1,800 – $2,000 and can range up to $3,000. Discounted packages are available starting at 12 weeks and longer.
What is included in basic 4-week tuition fees?
- 4 weeks of US clinical experience under the supervision of a practicing physician
- Opportunity to earn a performance-based LOR
- Access to MedClerkships Research Network (MCRN)
- Access to certification gateway where you can obtain HIPAA and OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens (1-year access to unlimited exams)
- Medical liability insurance coverage recommendation assistance (if required by clinical site/preceptor)
- CV & Personal Statement review/revision (up to 2 total edits)
- Limited housing search assistance, if needed
- Complimentary intro residency consultation call with an assigned IMG mentor & US-based Board-Certified physician consultant
- Complimentary interview analysis & tips with exit interview sessions (ask to download your interview sessions for future reference)
Can I place a deposit or downpayment to reserve a program?
What is the recommended timeframe I should apply for programs I’m interested in?
When is my tuition balance due?
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes, our program discounted packages begin with all clinical blocks totaling 12 weeks and longer. Incremental discount packages are available at 12, 24, and 52 weeks. Custom packages of any # of weeks greater than 52 can also be provided at custom discounted rates. You can select any combination of 12 weeks or greater to be eligible for discount package rates provided all 12 weeks are listed on the same invoice at time of registration. You also have the chance to secure the discount package rate by providing notice of at least an 8 week addition before completing the 2nd week of your first 4-week experience.
What is the application process?
Our application policy and procedures can be found directly on our application page at www.medclerkships.com/apply. There you will also find our application page. Fill out the FREE online application with as much accurate information as possible. Please note: partial applications are acceptable and documents are not required at time of application. Submit your application and a coordinator will review it with the physician advisor team then the system will send available options matching your qualifications and search criteria within 1 business day.
How do I select a program?
Do your programs qualify as US Clinical Experience (USCE)?
What specialties are available?
Pulmonary Critical Care
General Surgery/Plastic Surgery
Interventional Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)
|ICU Critical Care|
PM&R/Interventional Pain Management
Interventional Pain Management
+ More specialties are added periodically as new programs become available
|New York, NY|
|Oneida County, NY|
|New Brunswick, NJ|
|Kansas City, KS|
|St. Cloud, MN|
|Cherry Hill, NJ|
|Staten Island, NY|
|San Antonio, TX|
|Fort Myers, FL|
+More locations are added periodically as new programs become available
When will you receive the name of your preceptor?
The official policy states that we cannot divulge the name of the preceptor or their exact hospital affiliations (where applicable) until after either paying a deposit and/or confirming enrollment. We do provide all the relevant information that our students need to choose their elective, including zip code of preceptor location to help with housing search and a general schedule (subject to change depending on preceptor schedule & patient workload). We also offer applicants an opportunity to speak with former students, when possible, who have previously completed a rotation cycle or with an existing physician who can offer a first-hand perspective of the day-to-day experience that an applicant can expect. Once we receive a deposit, we then reserve your spot in that unique program code selected, each program code is unique to the specific program you’ve selected for registration. Once tuition has been paid in full, preceptor and preliminary scheduling information are typically released within 1-2 business days (provided all requested documents are cleared).
Will I receive a letter of recommendation at the conclusion of the experience?
Our preceptors are well aware of the requirements of the application process and are very willing to write supportive letters for candidates who distinguish themselves during the US Clinical Experience (USCE). Our preceptors commit to providing supportive letters to such candidates in a timely manner at the conclusion of the USCE. MedClerkships guarantees the opportunity to gain a performance-based LOR. However, it is ultimately up to the discretion of the physician. If you do not adhere to program guidelines, mistreat patients, show unprofessionalism, or violate the physician’s rules in any way, the physician may choose to not grant you a letter and you may be dismissed from the experience.
Will my LOR explain my nature of experience?
All of our preceptors are individuals who understand the requirements of the application process and the letters of recommendation comment on those qualities that program directors weigh heavily in their decision. All LORs are performance-based and written uniquely by the preceptor for the student. We recommend approaching the preceptor directly for a LOR around the 3rd week of the experience. LORs show the nature of the experience, the dates, any comments the preceptor might have about your experience, and the location of the experience. Any performance-based LORs earned from our preceptors NEVER mention Medclerkships.com.
Do I need to have Step 2 completed before the end of my USCE?
Our sites all have different requirements with regard to licensing exams. Some sites only offer hands-on type experience to applicants who have full ECFMG certification. These sites do allow applicants who have yet to take their examinations to do observerships that do not involve direct patient care.
What will my schedule be like?
Each site and preceptor has a unique schedule. Many sites involve a combination of inpatient and outpatient experience or outpatient-only experience. We do not have any influence over the schedules or format of the experience offered by each preceptor in our network. However, many of our preceptors do offer flexible schedules and we ask that you inquire directly if you have any scheduling restrictions.
Will I have time to study for upcoming exams?
We understand that many of our students are in the process of taking their licensing examinations and may be studying for those examinations during the clinical experience. We work with applicants to discuss expectations and recommend programs that allow them time to adequately prepare for examinations when needed.
Does the experience qualify for school credit?
We can and do work with schools to make sure your experience meets the requirements for your school’s curriculum when needed. The decision to offer academic credit lies with your school and every school is different with regards to their clinical site requirements and any forms needed to be completed. We do provide all the documents needed by the school to grant credit for the experience, when possible, but we ask that you inquire directly if any credit is needed in order for us to review the school requirements in detail to make sure the offered programs can meet their needs.
Can I delay start date or make changes after I enroll?
We do allow applicants to delay the start date in the event of extenuating circumstances, such as visa issues and family emergencies, as long as the preceptor approves and notice is provided at least 8 weeks in advance. Any changes made after this time period may be subject to rescheduling fees (which would be the equivalent of a deposit for the corresponding program category). Per our policy, the deposit becomes nonrefundable 8 weeks before the start date and tuition becomes nonrefundable 8 weeks before the experience or at the time of preceptor assignment, so we ask applicants who intend to withdraw to notify us before those deadlines to make any changes to avoid any rescheduling fees. After preceptor assignment, programs are no longer refundable or able to be changed to a different experience and can only be rescheduled.
Are there any additional charges?
No, there are no additional or hidden charges beyond invoiced tuition fees for your selected program(s). This is not including any personal physical exams, drug screenings, background checks (only required for some programs), and/or any other documentation that may be required for your program. Applicants can choose to obtain liability coverage on their own, through their school, or we can recommend a trusted provider after enrollment.
What documentation is required for registration?
A valid US ID and/or passport from your country of origin or US visa copy, CV/resume, Copy of diploma for graduates or transcripts (or dean’s letter of good standing) from your medical school for students, immunization & health records.
Do I need all supporting documents upon application?
We certainly accept partial applications in order to review available program options. All applicants are immediately placed on the wait list of their desired programs once your application has been received. You can submit all documents at a later date to complete your requirements and these are usually due at 4 weeks in advance of the start date of your experience. All documents MUST be received and cleared by the deadline for your program, with no exceptions unless specifically discussed with our coordinators.
Will you provide assistance with a visa invitation letter?
A foreign national wishing to participate in any MedClerkships Programs shall be responsible for obtaining a B-1 (Visitor for Business) or B-1/B-2 (Combo Type) non-immigrant visa from the appropriate authorities, or for entering the United States under the VWB (Visa Waiver for Business), or VWT (Visa Waiver for Tourism) Program, or ESTA. MedClerkships.com will release to qualified enrolled students an official client enrollment letter with details regarding location at which the rotation has been scheduled. Additionally, these letters will only be granted upon completion of full tuition payment and full document clearance. ***Special Note: there is a $300 non-refundable hold on your account once your enrollment letter has been issued, this is part of your balance and not an additional fee (see deposit, refund, & rescheduling policy for more info).
Do you provide a price guarantee?
All program details and rates will be honored at the time of full enrollment, guaranteed. However, rates for non-booked programs in the future are subject to change as new preceptors, clinical affiliate sites, and medical education agreements are made, expire, and/or are renegotiated.
What is your refund and rescheduling policy?
- Students have the option of placing a $200 deposit for STANDARD or $500 for select PREMIUM programs greater than 8 weeks in the future – Deposits are refundable up to 8 weeks prior to your reserved USCE start date
- Tuition payments must be made in full no later than 4 weeks prior to the program start date and are refundable up to 8 weeks before your rotation start date for STANDARD and up to 8 weeks in advance for PREMIUM programs prior to preceptor assignment
- Once preceptor information has been assigned and made available, tuition fees are refundable only with an official government visa rejection notice. However, students are allowed to reschedule to an equivalent program if providing 8 weeks’ notice, or greater, at no additional cost, pending availability
- Any rescheduling and/or date changes after 8 weeks prior to your start date may be subject to an additional rescheduling fee (equivalent to a deposit fee for the corresponding program category). MedClerkships will attempt to schedule an equivalent program but the same program cannot be guaranteed, as it is based on availability
- Any travel, transportation, and/or lodging fees incurred are not the responsibility of MedClerkships. Hospital affiliations alone should not be the basis of lodging & travel plans. Please follow up with your coordinator and student contract for greater clarification on unforeseen circumstances (such as preceptor illness, absence, etc), if needed. We ask that students refrain from booking lodging or travel until after a program has been full confirmed with enrollment and all preceptor and clinical site information has been received.
- Once a student enrollment letter has been issued, there is a $300 non-refundable hold placed on your account. This is part of your account balance and not an additional fee, this only applies once an enrollment letter has been issued. Regardless of the outcome, this fee is non-refundable at that point, with no exceptions
- Full refund exceptions are made with any visa denials/rejections minus enrollment letter fee (if applicable). If you provide official embassy rejection/denial proof that can be verified through CEAC (Visa Status Check System), we will refund your fees in full (minus enrollment letter fee, if issued) regardless of when notice is given. Official proof includes: embassy rejection letter, full application copy showing your name & application #, and city name where you applied
What is your policy regarding personal data and privacy?
MedClerkships does not sell or rent any personal data submitted by visitors to our site to any third parties. At this time, MedClerkships does not collect personal data except for use in the enrollment or application process. In the future MedClerkships may collect personal data, in which case, the following rules apply: The company respects the privacy of users visiting our web sites and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information. On occasion, we may use certain directory information that we have collected to send you information about products and services, or updates and other information we think may be of interest to you. Any user reviews, student interviews, and feedback submitted to MedClerkships may be used for promotional marketing materials.
Do you offer referral commissions?
Yes, we offer referral commissions for each successfully referred student to our programs. Commissions are paid out in the form of PayPal, QuickPay/Zelle, digital gift cards, and/or discounts on future programs. If interested in greater student outreach programs for the chance to earn steady commissions, join our MedClerkships Diplomat Program. Inquire today!