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Physician Refresher/Re-entry Program Observerships for International Students

International medical graduates face several challenges when applying to U.S. graduate medical education training programs. In addition to the competitive nature of these programs, international physicians may not be accustomed to the U.S. medical system.

Drexel's Physician Refresher/Re-entry program offers observerships and preceptorships to help ease the transition into a U.S. graduate medical education training program. Our international medical graduates have the opportunity to learn with and shadow Drexel students, residents, fellows and faculty through observerships before applying to graduate medical education programs.

At the end of the Structured Preceptorship course, we write a final letter stating your accomplishments. We ask for feedback from the various faculty members you have worked with and include their thoughts in this final letter. Often, trainees taking our course have this letter sent to the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Returning Physicians / Referring Stakeholders, Worldwide
Drexel Physician Refresher Course, Returning Physicians / Referring Stakeholders, Worldwide

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   I highly recommend this program to international graduates looking for structured opportunities. The preceptors, Dr. Varjavand and Dr. Greko, are absolutely amazing and very approachable. This program will give you the opportunity to meet physicians from all over the world. You learn not only from your preceptors but from your peers.   
Shruti Dighe, MD, MPH, PHD - 2021
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