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Old 05-06-2014
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Default Affordable Hands-on Externship in Family Medicine in Michigan

American Externship
Somerset Family Medicine
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One of the best Hands-On Externship/Observership

FMG Externship in Outpatient Family Medicine in Michigan for FMG, International Medical Graduates and Medical Students

Preceptor: Neil Jaddou, M.D., Board Certified Family Medicine, Clinical assistant professor of Family Medicine, Wayne State School of Medicine. Staff at 4 hospitals and affiliated with St. John Oakland-Macomb medical students teaching program.

Enhance your ERAS, Improve on USMLE and get familiar with the American Health System: We get externs from all over the world and American born who had graduated from the Caribbean schools. Most residency programs requires at least 3 months of externship.

LOR: Will have a university and hospital logo. Also you will get a certificate.

Average USMLE scores or did not match last year! This is your chance to boost your CV. According to face-book CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, “Move fast and break things”. Carpe Diem, "Seize the Day", do not postpone, jump on this opportunity.

Learn EMR: Program directors would want you to know and be Efficient in Electronic Medical Record. Our program will train you on that.

Excellent reviews: Read our former externs comments on

Leadership: You will have an opportunity to be chief extern and teach others.

Community work: Volunteer in the Church clinic once a week.

Safe: We are located in a very nice city of Troy and Sterling Heights Michigan.

Contact us: Visit for details on price and application.
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Well I am towards the end of my externship with Dr Jaddou; and I can say these four weeks have being simply amazing! We used to take history and examine patients and present the cases to Dr Jaddou. Then he would discuss the differential diagnosis and line of action; the most important part is that we were never scared to go wrong; he always corrected our mistakes in a jocular way.
Dr Jaddou is very knowledgeable and also very approachable ; this externship added a lot to my knowledge.
He also used to give us handouts on guidelines for management of common cases like hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, infectious diseases, and conduct test on the same. I would say this was the most beneficial part of the externship.
Besides we also learnt to perform EKG, urine test, strep test, wart freezing, breathing treatment etc. He also used to let us write prescriptions.
The offices are very systematic and disciplined.

So overall it was a great experience that will certainly help me a lot in the career.
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This is my first post ever on this site. I decided to comment since I used other peopleís comments to make my decision to sign up for this externship.

One word to describe my experience is AMAZING. Dr. Jaddou was super friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. He was always trying to teach and point out things that were on the boards and things you would use in daily practice. The biggest thing is that even if you were wrong, he wouldnít make you feel worthless or degrade you, he would kindly correct you and make sure you understood what your mistake was. I was never afraid to ask questions. To reinforce important concepts he provided handouts on common topics such as HTN, HLD, diabetes, and antibiotics that are relevant to Family medicine and for the boards. I absolutely loved these handouts and the tests that came with them.

Like the other post said, I got to take a history, examine the patient, think of diagnosis and treatment plans. I then got to present the case to Dr. Jaddou and he would listen to what you had to say and make corrections if need be. From there I brought the pt to the room where he would talk to them and examine them. I was able to perform EKG, urine tests, strep test, wart freezing, pulmonary function test, pregnancy test, and write prescriptions. I was treated as and felt like a resident.

Out of all the doctors Iíve met, he was literally the only one that made me feel that I should be a doctor. The biggest thing I was able to get from this experience was confidence. When the time comes and I match into a program, Iím going to fly out to Michigan, walk up to his clinic, and give him the biggest hug ever and thank him.
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