The Healthcare Career Clinical Experience is a cooperative effort between International Academic Alliance (IAA) and AMO.  Healthcare Career Pathways program prepares international students for study in the world most selective medical schools and obtains license to practice medicine in United States.

Applicants to U.S. medical schools who aren't U.S. citizens or permanent residents face significant obstacles to acceptance. Many U.S. medical schools do not consider applications from international premeds, no matter how impressive their credentials are, since they reserve all the seats in their medical school class for domestic students, according to admissions experts. Even schools with admissions policies that allow international students to attend rarely accept these students.

Our goal is to ensure that students are given every opportunity to succeed.  We prepare students with problem solving, leadership, empathy and communication and proficiency with specialized tools and technology. While taking courses, our staff also monitors individual student progress and offers course-specific tutoring as needed. 

Step 1: Know where to apply

Not all medical schools in United States accept international students. International Academic Alliance’s CAP service choose and apply the medical schools that are most suitable for the students.

Step 2: Earn a Bachelor’s Degree

Medical schools seek applicants who have a broad educational background, a solid foundation in the natural sciences and experience in healthcare settings. Undergraduate coursework in the U.S. will give you a stronger advantage. Therefore, we will assist the students to transfer to U.S. university to earn a U.S. Bachelor’s Degree. We will help to decide what courses you need to take and when, and provide valuable feedback on your medical school application later.

Step 3: Take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)

MCAT performance scores are required by almost all medical schools in the nation. Content areas that are tested on the MCAT include biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and physics. The MCAT is a standardized examination that is also designed to assess problem solving, verbal reasoning and writing skills.

We provide professional one-to-one tutoring for MCAT to ensure students score good grades in the exam. The tutoring sessions can be either a face-to-face or online session.

Step 4: Complete a Residency Program

Residency programs offer aspiring doctors the opportunity to work directly with patients in a specialty area of medicine. Some specialty areas include internal medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, psychiatry and anesthesiology.

Through the partnership with AMO, we offer students opportunity to gain clinical and service-based experience in United States. These clinical experiences are used to build qualifications for US residency programs, practice for the USMLE Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS, improve your job applications in your home country, and enrich your medical knowledge.

Step 5: Obtain Licensure

All states require physicians to become licensed before allowing them to practice medicine. Graduation from an accredited medical school is required before qualifying for licensure. Candidates must also complete a residency training program and pass exams. The U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a three-step examination that is required for M.D.s. The Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) must be taken by D.O.s. For specific state information about licensing, individuals should contact their state's medical board.

Licenses must be renewed periodically. Doctors applying for license renewal must typically complete at least 50 hours of continuing education before taking the renewal exam. Each state has different licensing requirements, so it may be beneficial to learn what those are as soon as possible.

OUR ADVANTAGES

Convenient Midtown Manhattan location. International Academic Alliance, located in the heart of Manhattan on 6th Avenue between 38th and 39th Street, is a 5 to 10 minute walk from Penn Station, Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Terminal and major subway lines.  

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1-on-1 personalized advisement. Each student is provided with an academic advisor. Our advisors evaluate and assess your prior coursework to they are taking courses relevant to your chosen field. They then help find the healthcare program that best fits their needs and initiate and assist with enrollment into the college of their choice.

Free Mentoring and tutoring. If students are struggling with one of their classes and feel they need additional help, they can simply give us call and set up an appointment with a tutor.  Our academic mentors help ensure that all their students have the best opportunity to complete the program.

Online classes supported by eLnet available for busy working students.  The online classes are conducted over  our learning management platform called eLnet. eLnet is easy to navigate and allows students to access grades, track their progress throughout the semester, chat with their fellow classmates and view materials such as syllabi, assignments, and discussion boards. 

Personalized guidance through IAA’s College Admissions Prep (CAP). An assigned advisor will assist students in the planning for matriculation into the a healthcare program of your choice. Since 2003, IAA has helped over 2,500 gain admission into a nursing school.

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Dedicated professors accustomed to teaching working students. All of our professors are passionate in their field of expertise. Our students feel comfortable with presenting any issues to our professors. Our professors go beyond the call of duty in terms of helping students while teaching the most up to date material. 


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AMO is access to U.S. clinical education. The world is facing global healthcare shortages and needs to ensure students have access to training. Enter AMO. Built by students for students, we know the importance of bridging school to career. Clinical experience is not only critical to practicing in the United States, but even more critical to becoming a doctor. We created a solution. Our platform provides thousands of trainees the short-term clinical rotations they need. All specialties, all locations, any month of the year.