For IMGs, Chicago Clerkships guarantees a full externship experience. Under supervision, you will be able to take medical histories, perform clinical examinations,and present cases to supervising physician, present options for treatment plans and receive feedback from supervising physician. For current medical students, Chicago Clerkships offers core and elective clinicals and can work together with your medical school to make sure that you receive corresponding credit.
Orientation and Certifications
Placements include a pre-placement orientation on HIPAA requirements, cultural-competency, and an overview on securing other training (Basic Life Support Certification, Basic First Aid Certification, Blood Borne Pathogens Certification, etc.). When your placement is secured, one of our staff members will contact you to set up your orientation.
CV and Personal Statement Review
We offer a complementary review and critique of your resume and personal statement, including tips and suggestions for improvements. This review is included in your placement package and there is no additional fee.
Letters of Recommendation (LORs) and Evaluations
For each 4-week rotation, we guarantee a minimum of one high-quality, performance-based letter of recommendation from your supervising physician. The content of the letters is subject to the supervisor’s discretion. Your supervising physician can also provide you with feedback based on a standardized clinical evaluation format or a form from your medical school.
Homestay Referrals List
Your rotation includes information about housing that we have evaluated for quality and convenience prior to your arrival. We make every effort to give you options that are within 1 hour, door-to-door, by public transport to your clinical rotation placement. Homestay offers a unique insight into US culture, opportunity to perfect your English skills, and a warm, hospitable environment. Homestay enables you to focus on your clerkship and not worry about your basic needs like utilities, wifi, laundry, etc.