Archive for April, 2016

AmeriClerkships Medical Society Wins the 2013 Best of Irvine Award

Based in Irvine, California, AmeriClerkships Medical Society helps to place worldwide medical students/graduates into top medical facilities globally. AmeriClerkships aids current students in helping them through their respective college to make sure all graduation requirements. In 2013, AmeriClerkships received the 2013 Best of Irvine Award in the medical groups division.

Every year, the Irvine Award Program recognizes companies that have enhanced the city’s reputation through exceptional customer service for their customers and community. The Irvine Award Program chooses its recipients based on its own research as well as information provided by third parties.

The Irvine Award Program identifies businesses community leaders in local industries such as marketing, technology, and in the medical field. Types of organizations such as professional associations, small businesses, and marketing groups are considered, with the goal of according recognition to those who make a positive impact to the overall economy of Irvine. Other past recipients of the Irvine Award include the UC Irvine Arboretum, Vroozi, and Ephesoft.


A Brief Overview of Becoming an ABHES Distance Education Evaluator


Helping international medical students gain admission into residency programs, AmeriClerkships Medical Society has operated since 2007. AmeriClerkships Medical Society was founded by Dr. Pedram Mizani, a distance education evaluator for the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

ABHES relies on the volunteerism of qualified educators and practitioners to aid in the accreditation process. Evaluators take on the responsibility of visiting one to four sites annually. Specifically, distance education evaluators determine if an institution utilizes appropriate methods to monitor academic progress, upholds a schedule that allows for timely distribution of coursework, offers quality curriculums that match the educational standards of a brick and mortar institution, and provides technological support that ensures students achieve academic success. Evaluators are also responsible for assessing admission processes and faculty training.

To be considered for the role of a distance education evaluator, a person must have two years of practical or teaching expertise in online learning or curriculum development. Comparable years of experience in evaluation of distance education design and delivery and online instruction also apply. Eligible parties must complete the ABHES evaluator training and its distance education specialist training module. To learn more about becoming an evaluator, visit

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Residency Program


Located in Irvine, California, AmeriClerkships Medical Society was founded by Dr. Pedram Mizani, a family physician, in 2007. AmeriClerkships Medical Society helps international medical students and graduates gain placement into residency programs in the United States.

Narrow down the number of residency programs you want to apply for by researching them. First, research a residency program’s chairman and faculty members. Assess where they attended school, completed their training, and former places of employment. Determine if their clinical backgrounds can support your academic and career goals.

IDepending on the program you choose, residents may be required to rotate through numerous hospitals to finish their training. Health care facilities may be private or cater to veterans. Some programs host training at university or county hospitals. Apply for a residency that helps figure out the type of practice you would like to manage in the future.

Lastly, consider culture, as it has a large impact on students’ overall happiness. Make time to evaluate the characteristics of residents in a program and how they are treated throughout their training. Look for positive aspects of a residency as well as the negatives and weigh each factor to decide on fit. Additionally, ask about opportunities for growth. Opportunities include fellowship and research programs.

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