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Clinical Rotations/Observership


Are you interested in pursuing residency training in the United States? Are you planning to take the USMLE examination? Do you want to obtain U.S.-based clinical experience?  We provide clinical experience for international medical students through our clinical observership/rotations program. 


Program overview:

  • Outpatient/inpatient rotation at 3 hospitals and 2 outpatient clinics
  • Specialty rotation
    • Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
  • Supervision by a board-certified physician and assistant clinical professor at UCI


Opportunities include:

  • Enhance patient history taking, assessment, and diagnostic skills
  • Formulate assessment/plan and write clinical notes
  • Perform physical exams & EKGs under the supervision of a provider
  • Educate patients
  • Present patients to providers
  • Give topic presentations and receive valuable feedback
  • Develop critical thinking on managing patients with diverse medical conditions to help with the USMLE board exam.
  • Round in hospitals with a healthcare provider
  • Observe procedures (cath/angiogram, vein ablations, stress tests)


You will receive a formal evaluation and letter of recommendation upon request.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current resume/CV
  • Copy of government-issued photo ID (passport/driver’s license)
  • Proof of health insurance, if applicable
  • Malpractice insurance, if applicable
  • Covid-19 vaccination record
  • Immunization records


An official acceptance letter with anticipated training dates can be provided upon request.


Application Process: 


CA Heart and Vein Specialists
18800 Main Street, Suite 103
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 657-206-8491

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