Foreign Medical Graduate Continuing Training program offers physicians from around the world the opportunity to observe our physicians in practice. The observership program was designed to provide foreign doctors insight into the US medical model and to observe our physicians carrying out their responsibilities in their respective specialties.
In case you do not have any visa, you can still be eligible for the program. Please contact Observership cordinator here.
We offer observerships in various specialties. Please indicate your preference on the application. Our rotations last 4 weeks and can be renewed weekly with the consent of the supervising physician.
There is a $299.00 application fee which is non-refundable. In addition to the application fee, we require a 4-week tuition fee that will vary with specialty.
Fees must be paid before starting your rotation.
Observership Specialties (4-week tuition fee)
Family Practice (Adults and children) $1000
Pediatrics (Children Only) $1000
Internal Medicine and Geriatrics $1000
Cardiology (Electrophysiology) $1200
Radiology $200 (This observership will be for only 1 week and can be combined with any of the other 4-week rotation, for a total of 5 weeks)
General Surgery $1200
Plastic Surgery $1300
Orthopeadic Surgery $1300
You will be notified in writing either that your request has been accepted or that we can not accommodate it at the time. If we are unable to provide your requested rotation, you will be offered the next available rotation date. Your application will not be processed until you have submitted all of the required documents.
The following documents must be uploaded in their English translation on the application form:
- Foreign Medical graduate observers must provide proof of a valid B-1, B-2, J-1, H-1b, H-4, O-1 or F-1, visa before acceptance into the program
- A copy of ONE of the following documents: I-94 (granted upon admission to the USA), copy of passport or green card
- Copy of Medical School Diploma or if you are a medical student, a copy of the acceptance letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Proof of the following immunizations: Varicella, rubella titers or immunizations MMR, recent documented TB test or recent chest X-ray (<1 year), proof of hepatitis B immunity (serology)
Observers are expected to dress in a professional manner. Jeans, cutoffs, open-toe shoes, T-shirts, and other casual articles of clothing are not permitted. You must wear a white lab coat while doing your observership. You will be responsible for bringing your white lab coat.
HIPAA Privacy & Confidentiality
This will be discussed during your orientation day, before starting your observership.
This will vary among specialties. You will be provided with the schedule of your supervising physician upon acceptance into the program.
You will be responsible for paying for your own meals.
Housing is not provided for observers. You will be responsible for your own accommodations. At your request, our program coordinator can provide you with a list of accommodations in the area of your rotation.
Please be aware that your $299 application fee is non-refundable. If cancellation is unavoidable, we ask you to submit your notification in writing at least 2 weeks prior to your starting date.
If you have any questions about your rotation, please contact our program coordinator, Lorena Conde. She can be reached at 480-622-2792.
Certification of completion and LoR
FMGCT will provide you with a certification at the end of your rotation. Furthermore, our physicians will write a letter of recommendation if you succesfully complete our program, and can upload it on the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS) upon your request.
FMGCT reserves the right to terminate an observer’s rotation at any time in the event that the observer’s actions jeopardizes a patient’s well-being or if the observer is unable to achieve the objectives of the educational experience.