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  • Have your Personal Statements & Curriculum Vitae been professionally edited?Has your Common Application Form been reviewed and edited?Do you have at least 12 weeks of insured hands-on US clinical experience?Do you have 3-4 Letters of Recommendation by supervising physicians from insured hands-on clinical experience in the US?Do you have 3-4 Clinical Performance Evaluations by supervising physicians from insured hands-on clinical experience in the US?Do you plan to pass USMLE® Steps 1, 2CK, and 2CS in the next 2 months?Are you BLS, ACLS, and PALS Certified? Do you belong to any US Medical Associations?
  • The Factor Of Eight 12 10

    1. 1. Insured US Hands-On Clinical Experience and Complete Medical Residency Entry and Re-Entry Assistance<br />The Factor of Eight:<br />The Eight Necessary Factors to be Accepted <br />into a US Medical Residency Program<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />What is AmeriClerkships?<br />Discussion of Residency Selection Criteria<br />How AmeriClerkships Will Help<br />Questions & Answers<br />We Eat & Drink!!<br />One on One Personal Interviews<br />
    3. 3. Our Mission<br />It is our Mission to identify and prepare top residency applicants, <br />who will become stronger medical residents to improve healthcare in the United States.<br />
    4. 4. AmeriClerkships Medical Society<br />Residency Strategists<br />Omer Malik & Truly Tyler<br />President and Chief Clinical Officer<br />Pedram Mizani, MD, MHSA<br />Former Chief Resident at Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine<br />Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians<br />Member of the California Medical Association – President’s Circle<br />Member of the American Medical Association – International Medical Graduate Section<br />Chairman of the Southern California College of Osteopathic Medicine<br />Website: www.AmeriClerkships.org<br />Facebook: AmeriClerkships Medical Society<br />Twitter: @AmeriClerkships<br />Butterfly™: butterfly.americlerkships.org<br />
    5. 5. Factor of Eight<br />HighUSMLE® scores and single attempts<br />Insured US “hands-on” clinical experience and acculturation – up to one academic year (36 Weeks)<br />Medical school graduation date and US medical residency related activities since graduation<br />Four recent Letters of Recommendation from US licensed physicians, documenting US hands-on clinical experience and acculturation (not research or observerships)<br />On-time submission of a complete ERAS® application<br />Interview skills and English competency<br />US immigration status <br />ECFMG® Certification and passing USMLE® Step 3, if taken though not required<br />
    6. 6. Step 1 Scores by Preferred Specialty<br />
    7. 7. Step 2 Scores by Preferred Specialty<br />
    8. 8. Factor of Eight<br />High USMLE® scores and single attempts<br />Insured US “hands-on” clinical experience and acculturation – up to one academic year (36 Weeks)<br />Medical school graduation date and US medical residency related activities since graduation<br />Four recent Letters of Recommendation from US licensed physicians, documenting US hands-on clinical experience and acculturation (not research or observerships)<br />On-time submission of a complete ERAS® application<br />Interview skills and English competency<br />US immigration status <br />ECFMG® Certification and passing USMLE® Step 3, if taken though not required<br />
    9. 9. Typical Types of Clinical Experience<br />Observerships <br /><ul><li>May negatively impact an IMG CAF application: Disregard for Residency Applicant Requirements
    10. 10. Minimal to no patient Interaction of any kind and typically uninsured</li></ul>Research<br /><ul><li>Minimal to No Direct Patient Interaction
    11. 11. Majority of time not accepted by Residency Programs as Hands-On Clinical Experience</li></ul>Continued Medical Education (CME)<br /><ul><li>Staying Up to Date with Medicine – not Hands-On Clinical Experience</li></li></ul><li>US Insured Hands-On Clinical Experience<br />What is it?<br />Supervised by US licensed teaching attending physicians<br />Fully supervised patient interaction<br />Covered with professional medical liability insurance<br />Patient histories & SOAP notes <br />Non-invasive physical examinations<br />Physician & patient interaction <br />Post interaction case discussions<br />Networking<br />
    12. 12. US Insured Hands-On Clinical Experience<br />Preferred by majority of residency admission committees<br />An introduction to US healthcare and Health Management Organizations a.k.a. Acculturation <br />Familiarity with US culture & Graduate Medical Education<br />Greater patient safety <br />Objective peer and attending evaluations<br />
    13. 13. Examples of HOCE Requirements<br />University of Buffalo, Family Medicine Residency requires that IMG applicants have six months clinical experience inpatient OR outpatient, in the past 2 years.<br />Floyd Medical Center, Family Medicine Residency requires IMG applicants to have completed at least one year of documented clinical training in the United States as well as three Letters of Recommendation from faculty who have directly supervised clinical performance. <br />Yale School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency seeks a minimum of eight weeks of hands-on direct clinical experience in a US or Canadian accredited teaching hospital. We will not interview candidates who have not obtained this required clinical experience. Observerships without direct clinical responsibility do not meet these criteria.<br />University of California, San Francisco, Family Medicine Residency states that, “Since clinical and cultural preparedness are also a key to success here, prior clinical experience in the United States is helpful. Letters of Recommendation from these experiences will further strengthen an IMG applicant's documentation of overall readiness to begin residency training in the US ”<br />Oregon Health and Science University, Internal Medicine Residency states that,IMGs must be ECFMG certified at time of application, must have at least one year of clinical experience in the US or in a health care system similar to the US and have graduated from medical school within the last six years. Please note that externships, observerships, or research work do not count as clinical experience.<br />University of Rochester, Pediatrics Residency states that IMGs must complete at least eight weeks of clinical training in an ACGME-approved pediatric program or a similar program in the United States, Canada or England. Observerships and research are not acceptable as clinical training.<br />Duke University, Family Medicine Residency requires applicants to have completed at least one year of clinical patient care in an ACGME accredited program in the United States by day one of residency (an observership does not count).<br />
    14. 14. Factor of Eight<br />High USMLE® scores and single attempts<br />Insured US “hands-on” clinical experience and acculturation – up to one academic year (36 Weeks)<br />Medical school graduation date and US medical residency related activities since graduation<br />Four recent Letters of Recommendation from US licensed physicians, documenting US hands-on clinical experience and acculturation (not research or observerships)<br />On-time submission of a complete ERAS® application<br />Interview skills and English competency<br />US immigration status <br />ECFMG® Certification and passing USMLE® Step 3, if taken though not required<br />
    15. 15. Acculturation<br />What is it?<br />Acculturation: is the exchange of cultural features that results when groups of individuals having different cultures come into continuous first hand contact<br />1,337 residents in 2007-2008 academic years, and 1,344 in 2008-2009 were either dismissed or withdrew from residency (ACGME); the greater majority of this attrition were in specialties that are most populated by IMGs (AMA FREIDA).<br />ACGME Data Resource Book. Academic Year 2008-2009.Department of Applications and Data Analysis: Accreditation Council Graduate Medical Education. 92. http://www.acgme.org/acWebsite/dataBook/2008-2009_ACGME_Data_Resource_Book.pdf. Accessed on September 17, 2010.<br />AMA FREIDA Training Statistics 2009.https://freida.ama-assn.org/Freida/user/specStatisticsSearch.do?method=view Specialty&pageNumber=2. Accessed on September 17, 2010.<br />
    16. 16. Factor of Eight<br />High USMLE® scores and single attempts<br />Insured US “hands-on” clinical experience and acculturation – up to one academic year (36 Weeks)<br />Medical school graduation date and US medical residency related activities since graduation<br />Four recent Letters of Recommendation from US licensed physicians, documenting US hands-on clinical experience and acculturation (not research or observerships)<br />On-time submission of a complete ERAS® application<br />Interview skills and English competency<br />US immigration status <br />ECFMG® Certification and passing USMLE® Step 3, if taken though not required<br />
    17. 17. Activities Since Graduation<br />Nothing<br /> Un-insured hands-on clinical experience in the US by IMGs<br /> Employed by US physicians as Medical Assistants, but doing much more<br />12+ months of study time for USMLE® board preparation, and nothing else<br />Observerships or Research (rather than strengthening your Factor of 8)<br />Masters or PhD programs (rather than strengthening your Factor of 8)<br />Teachers & Advisors (rather than strengthening your Factor of 8)<br />Insured Patient contact anywhere in the world<br />Continuing Medical Education<br />Insured Patient contact anywhere in the US<br /> Insured US Hands-on Clinical experience and acculturation<br />Factor of Eight<br />
    18. 18. Factor of Eight<br />High USMLE® scores and single attempts<br />Insured US “hands-on” clinical experience and acculturation – up to one academic year (36 Weeks)<br />Medical school graduation date and US medical residency related activities since graduation<br />Fourrecent Letters of Recommendation from US licensed physicians, documenting US hands-on clinical experience and acculturation (not research or observerships)<br />On-time submission of a complete ERAS® application<br />Interview skills and English competency<br />US immigration status <br />ECFMG® Certification and passing USMLE® Step 3, if taken though not required<br />
    19. 19. Letters of Recommendation<br />ERAS® will allow you to upload up to four supporting documents<br />73% of Program Directors found Foreign LORS “worthless”<br />Should document residency-relevant experience within 12 months of application date, should favorably recommend an applicant to programs<br />
    20. 20. Factor of Eight<br />High USMLE® scores and single attempts<br />Insured US “hands-on” clinical experience and acculturation – up to one academic year (36 Weeks)<br />Medical school graduation date and US medical residency related activities since graduation<br />Four recent Letters of Recommendation from US licensed physicians, documenting US hands-on clinical experience and acculturation (not research or observerships)<br />On-time submission of a complete ERAS® application<br />Interview skills and English competency<br />US immigration status <br />ECFMG® Certification and passing USMLE® Step 3, if taken though not required<br />
    21. 21. The ERAS® Application Timeline<br />August 15, 2011 MyERAS® website opens for applicants to begin process of application.<br />
    22. 22. The ERAS® Application Timeline<br />September 1, 2011 Applicants begin applying to residency programs through ERAS®. <br />Interviews occur from September through December, peaking in mid-November. <br />Apply early in September for best chance of securing interviews.<br />November 30, 2011 Applicant registration deadline<br />Note: Applicants may register for $50 until 11:59 p.m. eastern time. After this deadline, applicants can register by paying an additional $50 late registration fee ($100 total fee) until February 23, 2011, when registration closes.<br />
    23. 23. Factor of Eight<br />High USMLE® scores and single attempts<br />Insured US “hands-on” clinical experience and acculturation – up to one academic year (36 Weeks)<br />Medical school graduation date and US medical residency related activities since graduation<br />Four recent Letters of Recommendation from US licensed physicians, documenting US hands-on clinical experience and acculturation (not research or observerships)<br />On-time submission of a complete ERAS® application<br />Interview skills and English competency<br />US immigration status <br />ECFMG® Certification and passing USMLE® Step 3, if taken though not required<br />
    24. 24. The Interview<br />Interview skills and English competency<br />Personal qualities<br />Self-motivation<br />Self-direction<br />Caring and compassionate<br />Focus on teamwork<br />Leadership<br />Teaching ability<br />Humility<br />Enthusiasm<br />Interpersonal skills<br />Communication skills <br />Awareness of American culture, aka Acculturation<br />
    25. 25. Factor of Eight<br />High USMLE® scores and single attempts<br />Insured US “hands-on” clinical experience and acculturation – up to one academic year (36 Weeks)<br />Medical school graduation date and US medical residency related activities since graduation<br />Four recent Letters of Recommendation from US licensed physicians, documenting US hands-on clinical experience and acculturation (not research or observerships)<br />On-time submission of a complete ERAS® application<br />Interview skills and English competency<br />US immigration status <br />ECFMG® Certification and passing USMLE® Step 3, if taken though not required<br />
    26. 26. Immigration Status<br />
    27. 27. Factor of Eight<br />High USMLE® scores and single attempts<br />Insured US “hands-on” clinical experience and acculturation – up to one academic year (36 Weeks)<br />Medical school graduation date and US medical residency related activities since graduation<br />Four recent Letters of Recommendation from US licensed physicians, documenting US hands-on clinical experience and acculturation (not research or observerships)<br />On-time submission of a complete ERAS® application<br />Interview skills and English competency<br />US immigration status <br />ECFMG® Certification and passing USMLE® Step 3, if taken though not required<br />
    28. 28. ECFMG® Certification<br />ECFMG® acts as the registration and score-reporting agency for the USMLE for foreign medical students/ graduates, or in short, it acts as the designated Dean's office for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) in contrast to the American Medical Graduates (AMGs).<br />It conducts three examinations: Step 1, Step 2CK, Step 2CS. The ECFMG® certificate is issued to a physician if he or she passes the three exams within a time period of seven years.<br />
    29. 29. USMLE® Step 3<br />AmeriClerkships Recommendation:<br />Review and Prepare through Kaplan Medical<br />Do not sit for Step 3 immediately after board review<br />Only sit for Step 3 after 6 months of insured HOCE, or 1 year of internship<br />Typically taken after first year of residency<br />Some residency programs prefer to teach their residents how to pass the exam with high scores<br />Two day dynamic patient care exam<br />Diagnosis and treatment based<br />High Stakes Examination <br />Passing= 4% increase in Competitive Index; failing = -6%<br />Comparison: 1 US LOR + HOCE evaluation = +4%!<br />
    30. 30. Pop Quiz<br />When should you submit your ERAS® application?<br />Why do so many residents fail to complete residency?<br />Your LORs should be written within how many months of submitting to ERAS®?<br />What are the Factor of Eight?<br />
    31. 31. Pre-Residency Guidance with AmeriClerkships<br />Hands-on Insured Clinicals with US Physicians<br />Network of over 700 top teaching attending physicians<br />114 metropolitan cities & 54 specialties<br />Clinical evaluations + Opportunity to gain LORs<br />Teaching, Community, Hospitalist & Nursing Hospital Guarantee<br />Document Revision<br />Personal Statement<br />Curriculum Vitae<br />Common Application Form & ERAS<br />Consultative Services<br />Virtual Residency Clinics: webinars that cover topics for IMGS relevant to the residency timeline<br />One-on-one sessions<br />Conducted by former Residency Admissions Committee Members<br />
    32. 32. Steps to Enrollment with AmeriClerkships<br />Step 1: Assess your Residency Applicant Competitive Index (go to butterfly.americlerkships.org), and consult your Residency Strategist to ensure that you meet minimum qualifications<br />Step 2: Select your specialty or specialties of focus or core and elective rotations<br />Step 3: Choose your clinical product<br />Step 4: Choose your clinical features, i.e., Hospital Guarantees and Premium Elective Specialties<br />Step 5: Choose your enrollment timeframe and primary location<br />Step 6: Choose your supplemental residency entry consultative services<br />Step 7: Choose your essential residency document services<br />The Next Step: Provisional Enrollment! <br />
    33. 33. Contact Us!<br />Telephone: 877-MD-Clerkships (877-632-5375)<br />Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)<br />Email: Enrollment@AmeriClerkships.org<br />Website: www.AmeriClerkships.org<br />Facebook: AmeriClerkships Medical Society<br />Twitter: @AmeriClerkships<br />Butterfly™: butterfly.americlerkships.org<br />

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