Posted by IMGPrep Team from IP 126.96.36.199 on February 18, 2009 at 14:32:55:
To IMG Applicants,
It has been brought to our attention, that there have been postings regarding IMGPrep externships and their validity, to respond IMGPrep provides fully hands on rotations in hospital settings, as a rule of thumb our rotations are done by teaching Attendings in a teaching hospital. There are no rotations where applicants show up and it is an observership or a private practice rotation.
If there is a concern, we are more than happy to have you speak with current and past externs of the rotation you will assigned to as well as have the nature of your rotation written into your contract. Do also note our applicants pay only 50% of their tuition to sign up and secure their rotation, the second half is due after they go to their rotation meet their attending, their team and obtain their ID.
Due to our rotations being hospital based we are not able to provide them in all states, as we do not have affiliations with unlimited hospitals and only rotate our students where we are contractually affiliated. We are able to provide private practice rotations at a reduced cost, if an applicant does not want to move, and this in some programs is considered acceptable to meet the min requirement of US Clinical experience, however residency is done in a hospital setting where residents deal with a wider spectrum of cases, not to mention acclimating to medical records charting, soap note taking, flow charts etc. We do understand there have been concerns about organizations providing misleading information about rotations or even uninsured clinicals, we advise applicants to contact the BBB and ask detailed questions ask for details to be addendumed to your contract to make you feel more comfortable as an applicant.
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