Stanford Medicine an Esteemed Medical Residency Program

Founded by Dr. Pedram Mizani, AmeriClerkships Medical Society, based in Irvine Park, California, assists international medical students and graduates in securing residency assignments for United States medical students and graduates, placing them in prestigious training partnerships with master physicians. Since 2010, AmeriClerkships Medical Society has positively made more than 700 residency matches – placing more than 200 into first-year residency programs.

Of the many admired medical residency programs that exist throughout the United States, the Stanford Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is one of them. Through this program, as shared on the institution’s website, students receive top-notch guidance and training from highly-experienced, exalted medical faculty; training for their field within a range of clinical experiences throughout three different hospitals; are exposed to leading research and fellowship opportunities; and find placement in a host of respected positions upon completion.

The training sites of Stanford Medicine include Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto VA Medical Center, and Santa Clara Valley Medical. Stanford University Hospital holds 613 beds, treats patients from the community, often caring for underserved populations, and accepts referrals for treatments of unusual and challenging illnesses. The Palo Alto VA Medical Center is the premier veteran affairs medical center in the United States boasting the ultramodern Intermediate Intensive Care Unit to handle critical cases. Santa Clara Valley Medical is the main county hospital for the county of Santa Clara providing service to underserved populations.

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AmeriClerkships Member Benefits

 

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AmeriClerkships Medical Society works with clients to develop a distinct medical brand as they apply for medical residency programs throughout the United States. There are a number of benefits to becoming a member of the AmeriClerkships Medical Society.

The primary benefit comes in maximizing the positive impact a residency candidate makes on an admission committee throughout the duration of the application process. This includes work on a member’s personal statement, curriculum vitae, official residency application, and much more. The society’s Express, Certified, and Certified Fellow membership packages cater to a variety of different needs. In addition, each year, 20 members are upgraded to the organization’s PLUS membership tier, which includes enhanced benefits.

To initiate the membership process, individuals must fill out a number of AmeriClerkships documents, beginning with a clinical authorization letter that must be approved by a school or residency supervisor. Additional required documents include prospective member’s resumes and medical diplomas.

AmeriClerkships and the U.S. Residency Process – FAQs

The AmeriClerkships Medical Society was founded on the principle of helping international medical school graduates secure a US medical residency. Inspired by the experiences of Dr. Pedram Mizani, AmeriClerkships’ president, the company has helped over 700 students receive placement in residency programs based in over 150 U.S. cities, including Atlanta, New York City, and Baltimore.

Question: What are some of the obstacles international medical school students face as they apply for a U.S. medical residency?

Answer: Along with the expected challenges that national students face when applying for a residency, international students can expect a “dual learning curve” as they begin life as both hopeful residents and immigrants. Students often face language, cultural, technological, and financial barriers, among others.

Q: What are some ways that AmeriClerkships helps international medical school graduates overcome the obstacles they face in the U.S. residency application process?

A: AmeriClerkships provides assistance for international medical students throughout the entire residency application process. First, the company provides a free entry assessment for inquiring medical students. Once students choose to use AmeriClerkships’ services, the company offers insured U.S. clinical experiences that expose students to the culture of US health care, residency document reviews and revisions, mock one-on-one match interviews, and extra support for other “match” programs, such as SOAP (Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program), that give medical students more opportunities to secure a residency. AmeriClerkships offers a secure payment plan and a lowest price guarantee in an effort to keep this an available resource for all students. It also offers office hours with the AmeriClerkships president, who offers years of personal experience, wisdom, and encouragement to students.

Q: What types of insured clinical placement services does AmeriClerkships offer?

A: AmeriClerkships offers clinical placement to medical professionals in one of the following five categories: medical student clerkships, medical graduate clinical experiences, medical graduate funded teaching hospital job placements and visa sponsorships, pre-health student clinical experiences, and medical assistant clinical externships.

The Hurdles for International Medical Graduates

AmeriClerkships is a medical society focused on helping international medical students and graduates get placement in US residency programs. Through clinical experience and application guidance, AmeriClerkships makes sure international students stand out among the many other healthcare graduates.

According to the American Medical Association, international medical graduates or IMGs now make up approximately 25% of the physician pool in the United States. But getting there can be a difficult process. IMGs must first have their medical school transcripts verified and prove they speak fluent English. The physicians must also pass three medical licensing exams, obtain recommendation letters, and either become permanent US residents or get a work visa.

Each graduate also has to apply for a state license, which requires at least one year of residency at an accredited program in the US or Canada. The graduate must go through this program even if they’ve already completed a residency overseas.

This step is often the toughest, as there are not enough residency slots available. According to The Atlantic, even though there are many more medical students now compared to 20 years ago, there are roughly the same numbers of residency positions available in the US There are efforts to change that as the US is expected to face a doctor shortage within the next five years.

Questions Potential Residents Should Ask in the Residency Interview

AmeriClerkships helps international medical graduates (IMGs) compete for residency programs in the United States. Founded in 2007, AmeriClerkships is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) IMG Section.

For medical students, applying for a residency program is a complicated process involving both presenting themselves in the best light and gathering information about the program to determine whether it is a good fit. The AMA IMG Section has published a series of questions to ask during residency interviews. The questions are designed to reveal details that help potential residents determine whether a specific program is appropriate for them.

The series of questions is grouped into specific areas. They include:

– Education. Does the program include orientation for new residents? Does the program have a formal didactic structure? Are there any informal learning possibilities such as bedside rounds? What unique resident programs exist? Is there a feedback mechanism for evaluating the program?

– Clinical duties. What is the residency schedule generally like? What is the volume of clinical responsibilities? What supervision structures are in place? What forms of ancillary support are present? Is there a balance between supervision and independence? Is there a balance between education and service?

– Program performance. Is the program accredited? What is the status of previous citations? How many residents successfully complete the program? How many graduates pass the specialty boards on the first sitting and where do they proceed afterward?

AHA Go Red for Women’s Know Your Numbers Campaign

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Founded in 2007, AmeriClerkships has helped place more than 700 foreign students into health care residencies in the United States. Also involved in community service, AmeriClerkships supports the American Heart Association (AHA).

Cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women in the United States. This is why the AHA’s Go Red for Women program encourages women to take control of their heart health. One way they can do this is by knowing the most critical numbers that determine their heart health. These personal health numbers include blood pressure, blood sugar, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, and body ass index (BMI).

The numbers guide health care providers in determining heart health as well as the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases by atherosclerosis. These diseases range from angina and peripheral artery disease to heart attacks and stroke.

According to the AHA, some of the ideal numbers for good heart health are as follows: 120/80 mm HG for blood pressure, 100 mg/dl for fasting blood sugar, and 25 kg/m2 for BMI.

By getting to know these figures, women can work with their physicians to determine an appropriate regimen to improve their heart health.

Success in the Medical Residency Interview

Since 2007, AmeriClerkships Medical Society has helped international medical graduates and students find residency placements in the United States. AmeriClerkships offers mock interviews and other support to help students succeed in the interview process.

According to the US National Resident Match Program, the residency interview stands out as the most influential factor in determining a student’s success. A good interview can mean ultimate success for a student whose paper record is borderline, while a poor interview may result in a student’s diminished likelihood of earning a ranking. To finish on the more desirable side of this divide, a student must be prepared and professional, yet also unique enough to stand out among the crowd.

A student can distinguish himself or herself through in-depth knowledge of the site and its program. Following a thorough Internet search, an applicant can typically turn up enough information to craft detailed questions and reference program accomplishments. Targeted research can also allow an applicant to know what type of resident the program might be seeking, and thus which of his or her own successes are most relevant.

Applicants must also remember that the residency interview is ultimately an application for employment, thus it requires both poise and professionalism. Aspiring residents should dress neatly, present a decisive handshake, exude confidence, and maintain good eye contact. The applicant should maintain this level of confidence throughout the interview.

Articulate answers to questions are key, and it is for this reason that many applicants prepare answers to standard questions in advance. This means having an informed response to inquiries about the appeal of a specific specialty, future goals, and any aspects of medicine that the student finds challenging.

American Academy of Family Physicians Names New IT Director

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Located in Irvine, California, AmeriClerkships Medical Society helps international medical students and graduates secure placement within medical residency programs based in the United States. Extremely active within the medical industry, AmeriClerkships Medical Society maintains membership with several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Founded in 1947, the AAFP is a national organization that represents family doctors. As one of the largest medical associations in the country, the AAFP has a membership of more than 124,000 physicians and medical students nationwide. The organization’s goals include being an advocate for patients and the public, promoting cost-effective health care, and maintaining high standards within the medical profession.

In late April 2016, the AAFP announced that it promoted Greg Belshe to director of its information technology (IT) division. Mr. Belshe joined the IT division in 1998 and worked in numerous roles, including manager of IT planning. His team was responsible for planning and executing technology-based projects. In his new position, Mr. Belshe will plan, support, and execute all of AAFP’s IT functions, along with developing new technological solutions.

The Annual Best of Irvine Awards

Operating under the motto “We Make Doctors,” the physician-managed medical society AmeriClerkships is dedicated to helping international medical school students and recent graduates compete with their counterparts from the United States by building the necessary experience to secure a quality residency. Over the years, AmeriClerkships and its management team have received a number of honors, including a 2013 Best of Irvine Award in the Medical Groups category.

The Best of Irvine Awards are governed by the Irvine Award Program, an initiative with a guiding mission to recognize exceptional businesses in Irvine, California, and to celebrate the contributions that they make to the regional economy. The Irvine Award Program divides local companies into distinct categories, ranging from Medical Groups to E-Commerce Services. It then uses information that it gathers itself, as well as data from independent third parties, to analyze, critique, and evaluate each contender.

Emphasizing quality over quantity, the Irvine Award Program looks for companies that enhance the positive image of small businesses by providing outstanding service to both their customers and the community at large. In short, the Irvine Award Program chooses Best of Irvine Award winners that help make the Irvine area a “great place to live, work, and play.”

Ethics in the Practice of Medicine

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AmeriClerkships Medical Society is an organization dedicated to assisting international medical graduates to find a residency match in the United States. AmeriClerkships Medical Society provides a specialized service and leverages its connections and resources to help its members stand out from others in the medical residency process.

One of the key characteristics that hospitals evaluate in the residency process is ethics. Ethics can be summarized as the study of what an individual should do. An unethical doctor has the potential to cause numerous problems for a program as well as future patients and employers; therefore, candidates’ ethics receive much scrutiny during the application process.

Residency programs examine the ethical backgrounds of applicants to ensure that the applicant has not demonstrated behavior that would compromise their professional judgment or competence in stressful situations. While it may be difficult for a residency program to assess an applicant’s morality, there are certain questions that are asked to provide a program with necessary insight into an applicant’s character. For instance, a residency application may include questions related to a person’s attitude on ethical issues or general questions designed to provide insight into an applicant’s personal attributes.


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