International Medicine Students/Graduates

Overview of Clinical Observership Program

The Clinical Observership program is dedicated to providing innovative medical education for medical students from around the globe. Through this program, highly motivated medical students, whose universities have forged a collaborative agreement with the USF College of Medicine, are invited to participate in medical observerships and subsequently return to their countries to become clinicians, leaders, and educators in their medical fields. This program is integrated into USF Health's initiative to provide creative training and educational programs to all deserving individuals.

Who is Eligible?

Clinical observerships are offered to students who attend one of the Universities listed below. Your university has to have a collaborative agreement with the USF College of Medicine in order to be eligible to participate.

  • Institute of Coracao (INCOR), Brazil
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
  • Gansu Province Health Department, China
  • Gansu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China
  • Jiangsu University, China
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • Lanzhou University, China
  • Guangxi Medical University, China
  • Guigang People’s Hospital, China
  • Luohe Central Hospital, China
  • Xi’an Aerospace General Hospital, China
  • Tianjin Public Health Bureau, China
  • La Universidad CES, Columbia
  • Dr. Salvador B. Gautier Hospital, Dominican Republic
  • La Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USF), Ecuador
  • Ain Shams, Egypt
  • Descartes University, France
  • University of Nice, France
  • Albewrt Ludwigs University, Germany
  • All India institute of medical sciences Jodhpur, India
  • DMER, India
  • Gov Med Col and New Hope, India
  • Manipal University, India
  • Swami Vivekananda, India
  • YRG Centre, India
  • Gifu, Japan
  • Yeungnam University, Korea
  • U of Groningen, Netherlands
  • MOU-Manna, Nicaragua
  • La Universidad Latina, Panama
  • La Universidad de Panama, Panama
  • Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru
  • Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Burapha University, Thailand
  • University of Chulalongkorn, Thailand
  • Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
  • Srinakharintwirot Univ (SWU), Thailand

There are numerous specialties students can observe in, depending on the schedules and availability of doctors in that division/department. Some of the most recent include:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology

How to Register

  • Make sure you attend one of the universities listed above
  • Contact your school's representative to get permission for your desired dates
  • Your school representative will email us approving your request
  • We will then email you the application materials and get details to arrange for your observership.

Overview of International Medical Trainee Observership

The International Medical Trainee (IMT) observership provides international medical students and graduates from non-affiliated institutions the opportunity to learn about the US healthcare system. These highly motivated medical trainees are able to translate what they learn about medical practice in the US to become better clinicians, educators, and health care leaders, thus improving the quality of healthcare globally.

Who is Eligible?

The process of acceptance is highly competitive and selective. Successful applicants must have either a letter of approval from their medical school and current transcript (students) or completed, at a minimum, the Step 1 of the USMLE (graduates). Most accepted applicants have a score of 230 or higher on their Step 1 exams.

There are numerous specialties students can observe in, depending on the schedules and availability of doctors in that division/department. Some of the most recent include:

  • Cardiology
  • General Surgery
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary

How to Register

Please download International Medical Trainee Observership Application Process Flowchart for detailed information.

Information about our programs and student testimonials. Download

Please click here access the Photo Galley of our previous observers.

Contact Us

For more information, please email observerships@health.usf.edu.