American Hands-On Externship/Clerkship
Somerset Family Medicine
Frequently Asked Questions
A:Because you deal directly with us. There is not third party involved.
A: You get a clear idea about the office as opposed to other companies where you are randomly placed and you have minimal information about the office you are placed.
A:Yes, about 90% of our program graduates apply to different fields other than or in addition to family medicine. Based on our data, about 40-60% get accepted into residency either Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.
A: The earlier the better, the more you wait the higher the chances that you will pay the late fee mentioned in the application/price section. Do be fair to others late fee will not be waived.
A: It is ok if you do not want to drive. You can use private transportation mentioned in our transportation section or you can use Uber or Lyft. We will transfer you from office to office during lunch hour. If you like to drive, Either rent a car or bring your own car. Driving is very easy, there are no highways.
A: Majority of our externs lives in the houses recommended on our website, Extended Stay America in Madison Heights Michigan or lately many been looking at airbnb since it is more affordable.
A:No. Also we do not sponsor or write visa acceptance letters to show to the embassy for anyone. Apply to us only if you have a valid visa and you are physically present in USA. You will not be considered if you do not have a visa or live in USA. Do not use our office or our website information in order for you to get a visa.
A:No, I am only in outpatient settings, going between the Troy and Sterling Heights offices. Half day in each office 5 days a week. However I am a staff at 2 community hospitals and two university hospitals. If you want to check the names they are listed on the homepage.
A: After several days of shadowing senior extern, you will see the patient by yourself or work as a pair with another team member. You will do the initial history, assessment vitals, EKG, etc. Then you will present the case to Dr. Jaddou or you will just see another patient without presenting.
A: Exact hours will be determined based on how many students/externs we have. If we have many students then you will have less hours. We do not know have many students we will have because we have a rolling admission. If you want less days or hours so that you can study, they let us know.
A:It varies, month to month and we are not able to know that until the beginning of that month. In general we have many patients for everyone to learn.
A: Yes. If you perform well, you will get a letter of recommendation only after completing your rotation.
A:Yes. We get many externs who take our rotation to just improve on CS or CK or step 3. You will be more confident in USMLE CS, ck or step 3 exam studying here.
A:No, USMLE exams are not required. Some externs do rotation with us to improve their score on USMLE.
A: Sure we can work with you.
A weekly visit to the free church clinic
I am an IMG and wanted to increase my chances of getting into Internal Medicine or Family Medicine residency. I have not done any rotations in America. I have asked others who are already in the program. Surprisingly they all recommended that I do some form of hands-on externship in the states.
At first I contacted few university programs and many don’t have this option and those that do it takes several months to get in. For the past one month I have been rotating with Dr. Neil Jaddou, I have to say it has been super rewarding experience. It is truly a hands-on rotation and it seems it mimics the residency.