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USF - International Medical Trainee Observership

Overview of International Medical Trainee Observership

The International Medical Trainee (IMT) observership provides international medical students and graduates from non-affiliated institutions the opportunity to learn about the US healthcare system. These highly motivated medical trainees are able to translate what they learn about medical practice in the US to become better clinicians, educators, and health care leaders, thus improving the quality of healthcare globally.


Who is Eligible?

The process of acceptance is highly competitive and selective. Successful applicants must have either a letter of approval from their medical school and current transcript (students) or completed, at a minimum, the Step 1 of the USMLE (graduates). Most accepted applicants have a score of 230 or higher on their Step 1 exams.

There are numerous specialties students can observe in, depending on the schedules and availability of doctors in that division/department. Some of the most recent include:

  • Cardiology

  • General Surgery

  • Infectious Diseases

  • Internal Medicine

  • Neurology

  • Nephrology

  • Pediatrics

  • Pulmonary

How to Register

Please download International Medical Trainee Observership Application

Process Flowchart for detailed information.


Contact Us

For more information, please email observerships@health.usf.edu.