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Physician Refresher/Re-entry Program 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 courses to help ease the transition into a U.S. graduate medical education training program. Our international medical graduates have the opportunity to learn alongside Drexel students, residents, fellows and faculty 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 am happy that I finished the Drexel program and gained confidence to acculturate into the U.S. system. The program helped me to make an additional good impression on the interviewers [for internal medicine residency programs]. If it were not for my attendance in the program, the interview trip would have been much more stressful.   
Hyun Kyung Kim
December 2013, entering residency in internal medicine July 2014 has helped me immensely with my patient interaction. I improved significantly from the first standardized patient encounter. I am feeling more confident now.   
International Medical Graduate
   Participating in your program really helped my self-confidence.   
International Medical Graduate
   Even as an 'observer only' I learned quite a lot. The ambulatory workshop was a great experience and a break from the everyday hectic schedule. Although I am by no means a great speaker, it actually helped me to get rid of my fears. All of the residents in our group were pleasant and very helpful with advice.   
International Medical Graduate
   I will never forget this learning experience at Drexel.   
International Medical Graduate
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