Check Out Chicago Clerkships For Your USCE - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG/FMG Forum > USCE & Clinical Rotations

USCE & Clinical Rotations IMG discussions of United States Clinical Experience (USCE), clinical rotations, clerkships, externships, observerships, electives, and internships.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-16-2013
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Advertisement Check Out Chicago Clerkships For Your USCE

Chicago Clerkships invites you to research and compare all the USCE services for IMGs and current students. We think you will find that we offer the absolute BEST DEAL around because all of our packages include multiple services and types of support:

~~Combined inpatient/outpatient placements in nearly all specialty areas under the supervision of board certified physicians who provide high-quality LORs that speak to your demonstrated clinical skills and professionalism.
~~Medical malpractice liability insurance.
~~CV review and editing.
~~Personal statement review and editing.
~~Assistance with finding housing and access to our unique homestay network.
~~Help with navigating public transportation and shuttle service add-on option for some sites.
~~Orientation and information about resources and certifications including HIPAA.
~~Personal attention and immediate response from our staff.
~~Complementary webinars.
~~Recorded webinars that you can download at your convenience: “How to Prepare Your Personal Statement for ERAS” and “How to Prepare Your CV for ERAS.”
~~Live webinars (coming up in the summer: “Preparing Your ERAS Application, “Preparing for the MATCH Interview”).

New and unique opportunities with Chicago Clerkships
~~New hands-on rotation placements offered with clinical faculty of Rush University Medical Center (internal med) and University of Illinois (family med).
~~Hands-on rotation placements with preceptors who are affiliated with teaching hospitals (internal med, ob/gyn, pediatrics, and psychiatry.
~~100% hospital rotations in emergency medicine (in major teaching hospital), surgery, and pulmonology/critical care.
~~Research internships in pediatric immunology and diabetes management at Rush University Medical Center.

Call, email, skype, or facebook message us! We are here to help you.

Lori Ramos
Phone: 312.985.6354
Skype: chicagoclerkships
Email: info at chicagoclerkships dot com
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
drzamzam (09-21-2013), girlfridaymd (05-19-2015), hardik292 (06-26-2015), Paradise4 (07-30-2015)
  #2  
Old 06-13-2013
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Chicago Clerkships Review posters

If you have a question about Chicago Clerkships, please feel free to ask it here. I cannot post responses on the "Chicago Clerkships Review" post.

Thanks
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-06-2013
rafa_decosta's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 46
Threads: 8
Thanked 15 Times in 13 Posts
Reputation: 25
Default observationship help

hi i am img from india. I am palnning an observation in pediatrics STARTING SEPTEMBER.
is it possible if i enroll now?
thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-06-2013
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default observership help

Hi Rafa,

Sure! We would be happy to help you. We have several pediatric options with physicians affiliated with teaching hospitals. Please feel free to submit your online application (go to the "apply" page on our website). There is no application fee. You can also email us directly through the website if you have any other questions.

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
rafa_decosta (07-06-2013)
  #5  
Old 09-04-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 22
Threads: 7
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default externships

Hello Lori,
I am an IMG searching for externships in Chicago in IM..When and how should i apply for it? What are the requirements? What are the charges for it?

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 09-04-2013
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Clinical Rotations in Chicago

Hello! Thanks for your inquiry. All of this information is available on the APPLY page of our website, www.chicagoclerkships.com. We have an online application and there is no application fee. The rotation fees are listed under the FEES page.

After you read through it, if you have any more questions you can feel free to email us through the contact form on the website. We would be happy to help you with all of your USCE needs.

Lori Ramos
Chicago Clerkships.
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
yvrn19489 (09-04-2013)
  #7  
Old 09-13-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 73
Threads: 19
Thanked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Reputation: 21
Default

Hi
I am final year student
can I apply for electives??
& what are requirements??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 09-13-2013
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Applying to Chicago Clerkships

Hi Anoushay,
Please visit our website. On the APPLY page there is an online form. You can just fill it out and submit your documents. There is not application fee.

www.chicagoclerkships.com

Sincerely,

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 09-19-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 11
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default Information

Hi,can you please explain which inpatient outpatient placements are available as i am a student and i am more interested from professional point of view.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 09-19-2013
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Outpatient Placements

Hi Larry,
We have more than 100 slots in almost all specialties and subspecialties. The ones that have the most outpatient work are in primary care: family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr.Albert (09-19-2013)
  #11  
Old 09-19-2013
USMLE Forums Veteran
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 226
Threads: 15
Thanked 92 Times in 68 Posts
Reputation: 102
Default

what about neurology?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 09-19-2013
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Neurology

Hi Dr. Albert,

We have neurology, and it is combined inpatient/outpatient but weighted toward inpatient. It's an excellent rotation; the doctor is a great teacher.

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Dr.Albert (09-19-2013)
  #13  
Old 09-27-2013
dr.inspiration's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 62
Threads: 18
Thanked 20 Times in 9 Posts
Reputation: 30
Default

Hello,
Im a 3rd yr med student fro india.
Can i apply for electives before taking step1?
Im interested in OBG/GYN.
__________________
Trust your own instinct...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 09-29-2013
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default OB/GYN elective

Hello Dr. Inspiration,
We would be happy to help you with your Ob/Gyn elective. Please email us through our website at www.chicagoclerkships.com to get the process started.

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old 11-05-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 24
Threads: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default Observorship in internal medicine in new york

Hey,i sent an email but i didnt get any reply......i was looking for observorship in internal medicine in new york for months of march, april 2014,,,,,if you could kindly help out
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #16  
Old 11-06-2013
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default So sorry!

Hello Insulin,
We are just getting into the office right now. Remember there is a time difference! There are two emails from the same person asking for the same rotation, so if that is you we will get back to you right away this morning.

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #17  
Old 12-14-2013
250orbust's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 107
Threads: 16
Thanked 38 Times in 34 Posts
Reputation: 48
Send a message via Skype™ to 250orbust
Smile Emergency medicine USCE

Hi!!!!

I am a 2011 grad prepping for step 1. Do i need to have passed the first step to rotate? i am interested in emergency medicine. advise away!!!
__________________
Dr 250 or BuSt
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18  
Old 12-26-2013
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 1
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default hi

I'm an IMG from India. is it possible to get an observership in psychiatry/family medicine in may 2014 to aug 2014?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19  
Old 01-20-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Clinical rotations for May through August 2014

Dear Lady_Bug25, we would be happy to help you! Please visit our website at www.chicagoclerkships.com and contact us through the homepage.
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20  
Old 01-30-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 48
Threads: 12
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Reputation: 14
Send a message via Skype™ to saharan
Help

hi
I am an IMG (India) done with step 1 and have step 2CK On 1st Aug 2014,
I want to do externship in Psychiatry and want to apply for 2015 matches. Want to know if I should do EXTERNSHIP before CK EXAM or later on. what is best for me ??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #21  
Old 01-31-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Externship in Psychiatry

Hello,
Thanks for your post. People generally do the CK and CS around the time they do their externships. It really depends on how you like to organize your time, and the score you got on the Step 1. If you received a highly competitive score on Step 1, then you know what kind of time and effort you need to put into CK because although some people say that CK is easier, it really does require the same effort as the content is likely quite different from your home country. Having the externship may help clarify some of your questions, but USCU is really helpful mainly for the LOR and CV entry (obviously), and for practicing for the CS.

I hope that is helpful. Let us know if you need assistance for your externship.

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #22  
Old 02-03-2014
Dr.Pattoot's Avatar
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 23
Threads: 6
Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 20
Default FM

Do you have Family Medicine externships ?? and if you do, will taking one month (July) be good to get the LOR for the match in September ??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23  
Old 02-03-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Reply to Dr. Pattoo, regarding family medicine

Hello! Yes we are pleased to offer several different family medicine rotations, each one is excellent and unique in its own way.

If you email us through our website, we will be happy to send you the descriptions.

For the LOR, you need to do 4 weeks. So that will work fine for you.

Sincerely,
Lori Ramos
www.chicagoclerkships.com
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24  
Old 04-11-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 11
Threads: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Hi, I am an IMG from India. I am in my internship year and have not taken my step 1 yet. Am I eligible to apply for clerkships if I have not given my step 1? Plz let me know. Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #25  
Old 04-15-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 78
Threads: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 28
Default

Hello! After graduation is it possible to get externship or clinical experience or only observership? And do observerships help in gigging a boost in CV? *I have no USCE, need an honest reply! Thanks.*
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #26  
Old 04-15-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default The age old question-externship vs observership

Hello usmletaker2013,

Thanks for your question!

We believe that for IMGs, externships and observerships are both valuable for different reasons and at different times.

Externships or "hands on clinical rotations" will give you an LOR that speaks to your clinical SKILLS. This is extremely important. You will also have a strong entry for your CV and your ERAS application that shows that you actually did something (under supervision) working within the US medical system.

Observerships are great for networkin and putting a face to your application. Once you have a competitive amount of USCE and some good, strong LORs, then focus on getting an observership or two in some programs to which you are applying. The optimal time to get these observerships is during interview season, for obvious reasons.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to post them here.

Sincerely,
Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #27  
Old 04-15-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 78
Threads: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicagoclerkships View Post
Hello usmletaker2013,

Thanks for your question!

We believe that for IMGs, externships and observerships are both valuable for different reasons and at different times.

Externships or "hands on clinical rotations" will give you an LOR that speaks to your clinical SKILLS. This is extremely important. You will also have a strong entry for your CV and your ERAS application that shows that you actually did something (under supervision) working within the US medical system.

Observerships are great for networkin and putting a face to your application. Once you have a competitive amount of USCE and some good, strong LORs, then focus on getting an observership or two in some programs to which you are applying. The optimal time to get these observerships is during interview season, for obvious reasons.

If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to post them here.

Sincerely,
Lori Ramos
Hello Lori! Yes I know about the specifics. My qs was can we do externship after graduation or not? Because obviously its better as coated to observership! Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #28  
Old 04-15-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Externship after graduation

Yes! You can most certainly do an externship after graduation. They call it "ex"ternship because you are no longer enrolled in an academic program.

Most of our clients are actually externs. In Illinois, there are no issues with supervised, hands on clinicals for IMGs. I cannot speak to other states. I think that California does not allow it.

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #29  
Old 04-15-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 78
Threads: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicagoclerkships View Post
Yes! You can most certainly do an externship after graduation. They call it "ex"ternship because you are no longer enrolled in an academic program.

Most of our clients are actually externs. In Illinois, there are no issues with supervised, hands on clinicals for IMGs. I cannot speak to other states. I think that California does not allow it.

Lori Ramos
Thats great!! Will definitely see u guys soon then! last query is how log does it take you to issue a visa letter after we deposit 300 dollars?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #30  
Old 04-15-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default VISA letter

We are very fast. You can usually get it the same day or within 24 hours. If you have any doubts, we can send all the hard copies by courier which takes about 4 days. This is always better for countries where the visa is a little harder to secure. However, there is an extra charge for this as international courier service is somewhat expensive.

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #31  
Old 04-15-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 78
Threads: 4
Thanked 18 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicagoclerkships View Post
We are very fast. You can usually get it the same day or within 24 hours. If you have any doubts, we can send all the hard copies by courier which takes about 4 days. This is always better for countries where the visa is a little harder to secure. However, there is an extra charge for this as international courier service is somewhat expensive.

Lori Ramos
What will be the extra charges? I m from Pakistan and also there is a lillte of my own issue with the visa process which I will PM you. Can u please give me ur email address ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #32  
Old 04-15-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default email address

Please email me through our website: www.chicagoclerkships.com. There is a quick contact box. Put my name in the text (Lori Ramos) and I will get it and respond.
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #33  
Old 04-15-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 47
Threads: 10
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Reputation: 18
Default Externship

hi I wanna know if you guys hv inpatient and outpatient seats available on east coast side...
as I live here and second like are all LOR ll be certified by teaching hospital?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #34  
Old 06-28-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 6
Threads: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default Psychiatry externship

Hello Lori,

I sent an email via your website regarding psychiatry externship and hands-on rotations. but I didn't get any response!
I 'd like to start my rotations during October, for both psychiatry and internal medicine and I need at least 3 LOR, so I am in rush in some way.
I 'd appreciate if you could response me at your earliest convenient.

and a question, are your LOR written in an university or affiliated hospital letterhead?

Thank you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #35  
Old 06-29-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default IM and Psychiatry rush placement

Hello Emeli,
We would be very happy to help you and we have several options for both specialties. We can have you start by next Monday if you have all of your paperwork ready.

You can either email our applications coordinator at applications at chicagoclerkships dot com or you can just go ahead and apply immediately through our website at http://chicagoclerkships.com/online-form.php. The form will tell you exactly which documents you need to upload. There is NO application fee but we do need all the documents.

If you have any trouble feel free to call our office or chat with us through skype.

Sincerely,
Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #36  
Old 08-06-2014
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 12
Threads: 5
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default Obgyn elective

Hi...I'm IMG... im interested in Obgyn elective in February 2015... do you have any rotation available? ?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #37  
Old 08-06-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Ob/gyn

Yes we do! We'd love to have you. You can email us directly through our website at www.chicagoclerkships.com. Or you can fill out our online application right from the website. There is no application fee.

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #38  
Old 08-27-2014
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 4
Threads: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Hi Lory,

I am an IMG in India. I recently got my toefl score and it was only 90? What are my chances of getting clerkship in Chicago? Can i still apply?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #39  
Old 08-29-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Toefl

Hello Doc Trisha,

Yes! You can apply and we will place you. The only caveat is that if you cannot engage well verbally with patients, the experience converts to more of an observership, because of your limitations. But we will be happy to talk to you by phone and we can gauge your skill level and give you some guidance.

Please feel free to call us M-F between 9am and 5pm, at 312.985.6354.

Lori
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #40  
Old 09-09-2014
r0ck_s0lid's Avatar
USMLE Forums Veteran
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 225
Threads: 9
Thanked 84 Times in 66 Posts
Reputation: 94
Smile

Hey Lori,
I tried contacting you via your website a couple of days ago can you please get back to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #41  
Old 09-10-2014
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Contact

Hello,

Not sure what happened. Please contact us directly at:

applications @ chicagoclerkships dot com

(I spread it out to avoid phishing.)


Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #42  
Old 01-12-2015
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 6
Threads: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Thumbs Up I'm really satisfied, Thank you Chicagoclerkships

I have to say I hardly post something in the forum, however I always read the threads. But now I've just came back from Chicago to Canada and decided to share my experience with Chicagoclerkships. I recently had three months of externship in psychiatry and IM with Chicagoclerkship and I was really satisfied with its services. I had inpatient and outpatient rotations that were wonderful and I got really exposed to American health services and education. Actually I did not expect such a great hospital-based rotation before starting my rotations specially in psychiatry that is mostly clinic-based. During my stay in Chicago (3 months) Lori was always there to help me with everything specifically with reviewing my CV and PS that was critical to me. Nancy and Caitlin were also really helpful. Overall you never feel like you are alone until the last minute of your rotations. Lori answered my every questions even after finishing my rotations. Another point I found as an IMG was that the clinical rotations greatly helped me with my Cs exam. Doing clinical rotation just 1 month before exam made me more confident and less anxious about taking exam. The price was affordable too because I received a lot of services that all were included. Overall I recommend using Chicagoclerkship service to all residency applicants specially for those looking for USCE and IMGs who are about taking Cs exam. Thank you everybody in Chicagoclerkships
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #43  
Old 01-21-2015
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 2
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Hi there.
I am final year med student from India. I am interested in doing clerkship in ortho Or surgery in year 2016.. Can anyone please guide me what to do? And which University to apply in?
Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #44  
Old 01-30-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 43
Threads: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default Fee

How could I get some information about fees?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #45  
Old 02-03-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Smile Recent Inquiries

Hello Paradise4: You can find all the information about our fees on our website here http://chicagoclerkships.com/fees/

Epichsb: We offer a terrific orthopedic surgery rotation with opportunity for scrub-in/assist. Just contact us through our website.

We're happy to help all of you who need US clinical experience. Feel free to send us a message using this form http://chicagoclerkships.com/contact-us/ Our friendly staff (Caitlin or Nancy) will get back to you right away.

Sincerely,
Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Paradise4 (02-05-2015)
  #46  
Old 02-23-2015
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 5
Threads: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Reputation: 11
Default

Hi,

Just wondering if it's possible to apply for an internal medicine program without USMLE scores.I'm gonna take USMLE step 1 this summer
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #47  
Old 02-23-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default USMLE Scores

Dear Hoobarocks,
Yes, you can apply without having your scores yet. We actually serve many medical students who have not yet started on their USMLE steps.

Here are our requirements:

http://chicagoclerkships.com/apply/

We have no application fee and it's easy to apply. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us through our website.

Sincerely,
Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #48  
Old 03-06-2015
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: 1 + CK
Posts: 6
Threads: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Hi Lori
Any opening for pathology externship? In teaching hospital or community one?
Thanks
Jimmy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #49  
Old 03-06-2015
250orbust's Avatar
USMLE Forums Addict
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 107
Threads: 16
Thanked 38 Times in 34 Posts
Reputation: 48
Send a message via Skype™ to 250orbust
Default EM rotations

hi!

how are you?

anything available in emergency medicine on the east coast?

__________________
Dr 250 or BuSt
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #50  
Old 03-07-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Emergency Medicine

Hi! I'm sorry but we only work in the Chicago metropolitan area. However, I do have an excellent EM rotation that you experience at three hospitals. Let us know if you are interested by emailing us through our website.
www.chicagoclerkships.com

Sincerely,
Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #51  
Old 03-19-2015
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 6
Threads: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default about observership

hi

i am IMG looking for observer ship. I am looking for observer ship which provides me US LORS and hands on experience in pediatric department.

thankyou
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #52  
Old 03-19-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Hello Amug,
We can certainly help you with that. We have a wonderful pediatric rotation that gives you hands-on outpatient exposure as well as teaching rounds and call-time at two teaching hospitals. The preceptor is on the pediatric residency recruitment committee of one of the hospitals.

If you are interested, please visit our website www.chicagoclerkships.com and refer to the APPLY page. There you will find our online application form which you can fill out and send back to us. There is NO application fee.

Sincerely,
Lori Ramos
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #53  
Old 03-23-2015
USMLE Forums Guru
 
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 357
Threads: 13
Thanked 171 Times in 113 Posts
Reputation: 181
Default

Hi I wanted to do an externship with you but I am weary of something...one person online told me that they don't mention anything about the hospital we rotate at in the LOR? Is this true?

Please respond. Thank you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #54  
Old 03-23-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default lor

Hi Medicine23,

The format and content of the LOR varies from preceptor to preceptor. Some of the preceptors are quite flexible in terms of what they will add to the letter upon request. Others are not. A few are able to use hospital letterhead, most are not. Some have a seal that they can add to the letter (usually because they are faculty), others do not.

If you are doing primary care (internal, family, peds), then most of your work is going to be outpatient anyway because that is the way primary care is delivered in the U.S. If you want more hospital exposure, then you need to complement this with a sub-specialty like cardiology, infectious disease, gastroenterology, etc. or with something like emergency medicine or critical care, which are fully inpatient.

I hope that makes sense. Please let me know if you have any questions and I'll be happy to answer them.

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #55  
Old 03-26-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Hi everyone, here is a new video testimony about family and internal medicine rotations by Mikkel from Denmark:

http://youtu.be/WjaSTYEg-GA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #56  
Old 03-27-2015
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 1
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default LOR

hiiii..im a graduate...looking for observership in internal medicine which provides lor.....thank you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #57  
Old 05-05-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Internal Medicine clinical rotation

Hello Greesh,
Sorry for the delayed reply! For some reason I am not getting notifications of these posts anymore.

We would be happy to help you with your US clinical experience. Please feel free to email us directly through out website with any questions or special requests, or you can go ahead and send us an application using the online form on our website.

There is NO application fee.

Thanks!

Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #58  
Old 05-08-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 43
Threads: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default 3-month rotation

Hi

I want 3-month rotation. Should I pay 2200x3 dollars for all these three months?

Will All theses rotations be in Chicago?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #59  
Old 05-08-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Chicago Clerkships Fees

Hello! Thanks for asking.

The first 4-week rotation is $2200. After that, any additional 4-week rotation will cost $1700 per rotation. So the total cost for three, 4-week rotations will be $5600. All rotations are in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We will work with you to find the most convenient placement for your needs.

Included in the rotation is your liability insurance (malpractice), CV and PS editing, our exclusive homestay network, and lots of other assistance and guidance from our knowledgeable staff.

We would be most happy to help you. Our application can be found on the Apply page of our website, and there is NO application fee.

Please feel free to contact us if you need further assistance or information.

Lori Ramos
President and CEO
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Paradise4 (05-08-2015)
  #60  
Old 08-29-2015
USMLE Forums Newbie
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 1
Threads: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Default

Hello Lori
I am an old graduate. I did obgyn residency in my original country Turkey. I graduated nursing school in US last year. I pased step 1 with scor 246, step 2 ck with 255 and step 2 cs pass, all first trial. I am US citizen also. Do you think with the nursing school experience I can find obgyn residency or I need clerkships? Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #61  
Old 08-30-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default Nursing degree and medical clinicals

Hello esrajozwiak,

I wish I had a crystal ball and could tell you how each one of the committees will react to your application. Your step scores are solid and will you will likely make it past the first filter in most of the programs to which you apply. I'm not sure how the nursing degree will be viewed; you may get some push-back from that. Honestly, because you are an "old" graduate, you should try to make your application as competitive as possible because you will only be able to apply to the programs that accept doctors who are more than 5 years out of med school. For that reason I would say that rotations are probably a necessary investment for you. Nursing is not the same as medicine--different focus, different protocols, different fields entirely.

There is a lot of rich match data at nrmp.org. You may want to look through it and calculate your odds.

Good luck!
Lori Ramos
__________________
Lori Ramos, MA, MPH, President and CEO,
Chicago Clerkships
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Check out our new
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #62  
Old 09-15-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Not yet
Posts: 50
Threads: 12
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 17
Default

Hello Lori
I sent an email but no reply tell now for how long I should wait days?
Do u have pathology speciality

Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #63  
Old 09-15-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Dear Hopefuldoc,
Hello! I see that you emailed at 2am Chicago time. Remember there is a time difference! I will get back to you today regarding your inquiry.

Thanks for your patience,
Lori Ramos
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Hopefuldoc (09-15-2015)
  #64  
Old 09-16-2015
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 43
Threads: 6
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reputation: 10
Question

Hi

Is there any limitation based on USMLE scores to find a hands-on experience?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #65  
Old 09-17-2015
Official Advertiser Representative
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 90
Threads: 10
Thanked 33 Times in 23 Posts
Reputation: 43
Default

Dear Paradise4,
Chicago Clerkships does not have a cut-off for USMLE scores. We don't actually require scores because we also serve medical students who have not taken any of the Step exams yet.

If you would like more information, feel free to PM me or contact us through our website.

Lori Ramos, MA, MPH
Chicago Clerkships, Inc.
312-985-6354
Skype: chicagoclerkships
www.chicagoclerkships.com
Check out our new VIDEO! https://youtu.be/GbHwtDlhqLs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
Paradise4 (09-17-2015)
Reply

Tags
Ads-Services, Chicago-Clerkships-

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)