• California

UCSD Health Sciences International - Accelerated Clinical Experience (ACE) Program

Program Overview:

Our Accelerated Clinical Experience Program provides selected candidates with the opportunity to experience what one of the top ranked academic medical centers in the U.S. has to offer. Each scholar has the opportunity to gain an overview of the U.S. medical system as well as learn about best practices in patient care in core disciplines. The ACE Program provides select groups with exposure to clinical care sessions, as well as didactic lectures, journal club and clinical teaching experience. Positions may rotate between various medical disciplines at UCSD including but not limited to:

Internal Medicine




Emergency Medicine



Family Medicine


Prospective Candidates:

o Graduating international medical students

o Recent international medical graduates interested in gaining an overview of the clinical setting in a major U.S. academic medical center

Program Objectives:

 Gain first-hand experience utilizing standardized patients and simulation in a top ranked U.S. healthcare system

 Provide the opportunity to experience an overview of the U.S. medical system in academic hospitals.

Duration of Program*:

This is a 4-week clinical experience

*If desired, the ACE Program can be extended by 2 additional weeks

Program Benefits

The ACE Program is unique in that it provides participants with:

o GME Preparation

o Clinical Exposure and insight into a leading healthcare system

o Didactic lectures, journal clubs, and clinical teaching sessions

o Exposure to standardized simulation operations

o Access to a network of UC San Diego students, residents and faculty

o An opportunity to successfully pursue graduate medical education in the U.S. and Canada