HOPE IMG Clinical Rotation Program is being offered to medical students and physicians to attain valuable clinical experience and exposure to all aspects of medical care in the USA. The program is designed to especially meet the requirement of aspiring students and graduates to enter US residency training.

Hospital Rounds

Active cases of patients admitted in the inpatient wards of different US hospitals are presented to the interns by the preceptor(s). Pathophysiology, pharmacological management, and clinical diagnosis are discussed keeping in view the academic level of interns. Identities of patients are not disclosed for confidentiality (HIPAA Law). Interns are encouraged to actively participate in these discussions.

Lecture On Selected Topics

These online lectures will be delivered by the preceptor(s). These lectures have been tailor-made for  medical students wishing to appear in USMLE exams and pursue US Residency in the future. During these lectures, the students will interact with preceptors and ask questions as well.

  • Introduction to the US Healthcare System
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in the US Healthcare System
  • USMLE Exams (Timeline, Study Resources, SMART Study Plan)
  • United States Clinical Experience – USCE (Opportunities, Applications, Communications, Visa, Boarding and Lodging)
  • ERAS Application Guide
  • Residency Interview Guide
  • Analysis of NRMP statistics: What are my chances of getting matched as an IMG ?

Case Presentation and Discussion

Rotating physicians prepare and present the cases (history, clinical diagnosis, laboratory workup, management plan, prognosis) before the entire class. Medical students are required to observe the session and actively participate in the QA section.

Didactic Sessions:

Topic Presentation and Discussion

Rotating physicians are assigned clinical topics to be prepared and presented. These include a broad ranges of topics related to medicine and its allied specialties.

Medical students are required to observe and actively participate in the session. They may be required to prepare and present the pathophysiology and pharmacological management sections of these topics. The presenter will be judged for the quality and accuracy of presentation, presentation style, and confidence of the presenter.

Residency And Interview Guide

Special presentation is done during the observership to help the students and physicians who are applying for residency. The presentation includes details on the ERAS application process as well as smart tips for interview.


EMR Training Guide

Especial training is offered to observership physicians/students on Electronic Medical Records to familiarize them with the US Healthcare system.