FMG Portal is currently offering complimentary CV/Personal Statement reviews for those enrolled in their externship program. If you are interested, check their website or call them with the number on their website.
FMG Portal reputation is very bad and most program directors they know that.
If you don't believe me just go to Google and start typing FM Portal you will see the suggestions in the drop down menu before you hit enter, the first suggestion from Google is FMG Portal Fraud! this means that thousands and perhaps millions have been searching for this keyword "FMG Portal Fraud".
I think there is a misunderstanding here, every IMG has right to do proper investigation on whatever is posted and make informrd decision. While I am not routing for any company, of course, there are many reviews on the internet, the information you just posted is wrong. FMG Portal is not FMG Affordable, google the two and find out where the name of the Dr. you mentioned is associated with. Here is a posting of somebody who has benefited from their services:
Re: fmg portal.#726756 jessy - 04/02/07 12:55 Hi,
I did an externship with fmgportal. They did everything they said they would. Like u said it is in a clinic setting. No hospital exposure and they need lot of paper work like immunizations etc. The fees r not cheap either. The clinic i worked at only worked 4 days a week and a total of 20 hours a week. But i got two really good LORs from the doctors. But I think the LORs depend on the clinic you will get externship at.
In the end they did what they said. Got me LORs and I only did one month because if you read these so called fmg friendly list, most places ask for atleast 1 month USCE. So more than anything it improves the number of places you are eligible to apply. Hope this info helps"
I do read postings by others too and has gotten useful suggestions in making informed decisions. Being angry with americlerkship does not come in here at all. The information posted may not be useful to you but may help somebody else and not ruin them as you said.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for your sincerity and honesty. We've been through a lot as IMGs, we need all the information we can get to help us through the USMLE Steps, residency and practice of medicine in the US. Best of luck to you and all members of the forum.