USMLE Medical Clerkship

Medical Clerkship
Medical Clerkship

Candidates for residency programs, especially international graduates are often interested in having an experience in the medical education system in the USA before they begin residency/fellowship programs. Hence observerships and externships are designed for their personal benefit.

An observership is an educational experience (longer than a day) restricted to watching and listening during patient histories, physical examinations, minor outpatient procedures. An observer is under the direct supervision of the attending physician Dr. Rajesh Maheshwari where he will be doing the observership. An observership does not include participation in direct or indirect patient care or management nor constitute a medical training. An observership is not a clerkship nor an experience that should confer an academic credit. At the end of the Observership you will receive a letter of completion.


The goal of our Observership Program

To introduce foreign medical graduates a valuable chance to learn how patient care is delivered in the United States, and how the latest medical technology is being used to provide care and treatment.

There are many programs that offer help to better prepare for entry into U.S. medical residency programs, what distinguishes us from others is our customized, integrated and individualized program curriculum that is designed to guide applicants to pursue for residency training. Our values and philosophies are centered around the importance of personal growth, clinical knowledge, innovation, communication, commitment, teamwork and reliability.

Learning Objectives of Observership Program:
Learning Objectives of Observership Program:
  • How to send referrals and place order for X-rays, MRI, CT etc.
  • To learn how to interpret basic lab tests such as blood, urinalysis, etc.
  • To familiarize yourself to the style of practice of U.S. medical system.
  • Learn how to become proficient in presentation of history and physical examinations.
  • Observation of physician and learn how to do coding, writing prescriptions, and entering information on electronic chart.
  • To become proficient to comprehend patients’ acute symptoms, making differential diagnosis and being a part of making a therapeutic plan.

Observership requires applicants to be graduates of medical school and foreign medical graduates who must have finished at least 1 of the USMLE steps, Step 1, Step 2 CK or Step 2 CS.

Documentation Required:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Hepatitis B, Tdap and TB Skin Test
  3. Proof of health insurance coverage
  4. Serious Medical Condition Disclosure
  5. A copy of valid Photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport ) and an eligible visa status

Once you submit the required documentation, your application will be reviewed and you will be scheduled for an interview with Dr. Rajesh Maheshwari, MD, San Ramon Urgent Care Clinic.

The maximum number of students accommodated every month for the program is 4 and the priority would be given in the order of the applications received. Hence, we recommend you submit your applications 2-4 weeks prior to your intended start date of the program.

For more details about the program and costs, please feel free to contact us at (925) 361-5959 or email us at

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