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List of Hospitals Offering Externships

We are compiling a list of hospitals in the United States that offer Externships to medical graduates/medical students with an emphasis on those programs that accept IMG's.

Externships are learning opportunities, similar to internships, offered by hospitals to give you short practical experiences.You have hands on clinical experience working with patients and can get useful LOR's and meets the requirements for most hospitals that require USCE or US clinical experience. However, you have to pay the hospital or institution a fee for the previlege of being an extern. This is an ongoing effort to find the best hospitals that offer externships, so please add more to the list and we will update the main post.

List of Hospitals Offering Exterships Organized By State


Natividad Medical Center Program Salinas, CA

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Program Colton, CA

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Specialty: Psychiatry
URL: Colorodo

University of Colorado Health Science Center
Specialty: Anesthesia / Anesthesiology
Contact Information Health South Rehab Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO Phone: (719) 630-8000

Washington DC St. Elizabeth Hospital
Specialty: Psychiatry
Duration: 4 Months or more

Providence Hospital, DC
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Cost: Free
Contact: Program Coordinator: (202) 269-7747
Duration: 3 Months
Requirements: ECFMG Certification, GOOD USMLE scores, 3 LORs, Copies of Medical Diploma, ECFMG Certificate AND your Resume
Address: Program Director (Internal Medicine Residency Program)
Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017 - 2180

Chicago Jackson park hospital - Family medicine
7531 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60649
Telephone: 773-947-7500 - ask for the department of family medicine and enquire about externship opportunities.

Indiana Indiana University School of Medicine
Specialties: Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Practice
Requirements: ECFMG Certification, At least one US LOR
Allow Visitors, Student (F1) and even J1 visas

Kansas University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita (KUSM-W) at Veteran Affairs Hospital (VA hospital)
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Application Requirements: * Universal Application (Download PDF from NRMP)
* ECFMG Certificate
* Dean's Letter
* USMLE scores: Step 1 & Step 2 CK
* Medical School Transcript Mail / Courier all the above material to: Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Attention: Externship
1010 North Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214-3319 URL for application forms:
URL for program's website"

Dr. Barry Mehta
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Ob-Gyn
Duration: Minimum 7 weeks tp get a Letter Of Recommendation. Schedule
Cost: $4,400 for 7 weeks (Training + Staying)
Call: 410-730-3961, 443-285-9563 (cell)
This program seems to be organized by a commercial service via fmgaffordable, according to the following url,
"The standard program of 6 weeks has two mini-sessions of 3 weeks each. We enroll students for standard sessions only (6 weeks minimum), after which you will have earned two LOR's. Your first assignment will be partially at a teaching physician's office, but mostly hospital-based. Your second assignment can be 100% hospital-based if the student so chooses.
Use the URL for schedule dates Harbor Hospital, Baltimore
Specialty: Internal medicine
Contact Program Coordinator at: 410-350-3565

Massachusetts - Cambridge
Harvard Medical school program The harvard program is only for those who did not graduate yet. Contact: hone: 617-732-5775
Address: 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115 Ask for externship opportunities Not sure if they offer both externships and observerships but for sure offer observerships as per the following

Ohio Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus
Specialty: Pediatrics Unsure, call (614) 445-5000 and speak with somebody in the department of pediatrics to confirm

Huron Hospital
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Policy Statement: The Internal Medicine Program offers externships, observerships to candidates meeting our minimum criteria, but it is not required to be a resident. We do not schedule externships in the months of June or July. Externships are for one month only and must be approved a minimum of three months prior to starting.

University of Cincinnati
Academic Medical Center Specialty: E.N.T. (Otolaryngology)
NB: Application are considered on an individual basis by contacting Robert Keith, PhD, Director of Medical Education at, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, PO Box 670528, Cincinnati OH 45267-0528.

Oklahoma Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA)
Specialties:- Family medicine, Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology etc.
Application: To Apply, you should fill the Application Form from OSMA
Telephones: 405-843-9571 OR 800-522-9452 Application Form available at

Tennessee East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Johnson City
Specialty: Internal Medicine - Not too sure, need to confirm
Contact Department of Internal Medicine East Tennessee State University VA Bldg. 1, Box 70622 Johnson City, TN 37614-0622 423- 439-6282 and ask if they have any externship opportunities.

Texas North Richland Hospital, North Richland,TX
Specialty: Pediatrics
Needs further confirmation Contact:
North Hills Hospital
4401 Booth Calloway Road
North Richland Hills, TX 76180 Telephone: (817) 255-1000 and ask to speak with the secretary for the department of Pediatrics, ask for any possibilities for Externships.

NB: the states that are not listed do not have any externships that we know of! If you find one, please leave the info as comment below and we will update the list. Add more as comments below and we will update the lis

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