Clinical Sciences in the USA

What you need to know about Clinical Clerkship in the USA

Georgetown American University’s students who complete the Preclinical Sciences program can do their clinical sciences clerkship rotations in the USA at our affiliate hospitals and medical centers.

It is important to note the following before applying to do clinical rotations in the USA.

  • Georgetown American University does not guarantee students will get a visa to study in the USA. The consulate at the US embassy makes that decision. To learn more about obtaining a US visa please visit the US Embassy’s webpage of your respective country.
  • Students who wish to study in the USA should take the USMLE step 1 prior to beginning their clinical clerkship. However, some of our affiliates allow students to only complete 12 weeks of rotations without Step 1 while others do not have restrictions.
  • Students rotating in New York will first have to be approved by the New York Education Department. After approval, the hospital will process the student’s application to confirm compliance. You can only do 12 weeks of rotations in New York without USMLE Step 1. If a student wants to do more than 12 weeks rotations in New York, they will have to pass the USMLE Step 1.
  • It is mandatory that students studying in the USA obtain malpractice insurance. The average cost of this insurance is $1000US per year. The clinical coordinator will assist students in obtaining their malpractice insurance.
  • Other requirements for studying in the USA are as followed: BLS and ACLS Certification ( Block 10 course) HIPPA and Bloodborne Pathogen course ( Block 10 courses)

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Clinical Sciences Office

  • Our Washington DC rotations is coordinated by our affiliate clinical office. Students will do grand rounds at university hospitals such as George Washington Hospital, and clinical sessions at medical centers around Washington DC.
  • Students who obtain a visa to rotate in the USA will have to return to Guyana upon completion of rotations to receive their degree. This will only be exempted for US citizens or residents.
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