Since its conception, NCIME has been in forefront in training of International Medical Students and Graduates. We offer number of courses from preparation of USMLE including USMLE step 2 CS, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, providing clinical rotations (Clerkship) , Certifications and Master’s level programs for young physicians to enhance career options and future prospects. To offer these programs, NCIME has partnered with different educational bodies including Kaplan and several hospitals offering clinical training for medical students and graduates.
NCIME Certification Programs
NCIME in association with several educational partners offers number of allied health certification programs. Some of these certification programs can be combined with clinical rotation program. You can earn certification in area of Renal Technology, Physician Assistants, Surgical technology, Radiology Technology and several others while completing clinical rotations.
The A.A.S. degree program in Surgical Technology is designated for surgical technologists (formerly called operating room technicians) who perform many different responsibilities in the operating room. They act as the scrub person, as the circulator, and as the first assistant on the surgical team. Surgical technologists’ responsibilities involve preparing the operating room and instruments, equipment, and supplies that will be needed; positioning and preparing the patient for surgery; and passing instruments, sponges, and sutures to the surgeon. Surgical technologists are the surgical team’s experts in aseptic technique, being constantly vigilant for any break in the technique that could endanger the sterile field. Surgical technologists belong to a separate non-nursing profession and are highly skilled, having completed the necessary specialized education and training focused on working in the operating room. The preferred entry-level education for the surgical technologist is the associate degree.
The A.A.S. degree program for Physician Assistant (PA) prepares students to be “academically and clinically ready to provide healthcare services with the direction and responsible supervision of a physician.” Graduate PAs perform many of the medical tasks traditionally performed by physicians. Physician Assistants, when certified and licensed, are qualified to practice medicine as part of a team with their supervisory physician. PAs perform histories and physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret laboratory tests, counsel patients on preventive health, suture wounds, set fractures, and assist in surgery. Physician assistants can write prescriptions in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Guam. The scope of practice and delegation of medical tasks is determined by the supervising physician in compliance with state statute and regulation as well as institutional policy. Each physician/PA team strives to establish a process for supervision and ongoing performance evaluation, which ensures high quality patient care, satisfaction, and continued professional growth.
Respiratory Care Technology
The A.A.S. degree program in Respiratory Care will offer the study of theory and techniques instrumental in diagnosis, treatment, management, and preventive care of patients with cardiopulmonary problems. It will prepare the students to become a well rounded professional and competent advanced respiratory therapist. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Board for Respiratory Care entry-level respiratory care practitioner examination to become a “Certified Respiratory Therapist” and the advanced level respiratory care practitioner examination to become a “Registered Respiratory Therapist.”
The A.A.S. degree program in Radiography is the study of the theory, technical skills, patient care, and techniques necessary to use radiation in the diagnosis of disease. Completion of the program can lead to employment as an X-ray technologist or radiographer in private and public hospitals, clinics, and laboratories. The A.A.S. degree in Radiography provides the necessary professional skills, progressive maturity, and the intellectual, social, and emotional values necessary for a graduate to be a trustworthy member of a healthcare team.
The Pharmacy Technician certificate program provides comprehensive training that prepares students to enter the pharmacy field to work in hospitals, community, and retail pharmacies. Emphasis is placed on definitions of drugs by name and the reading and interpretation of medical prescriptions. Students will also learn I.V. flow rate, dosage calculations, drug compounding and dose conversions, inventory control and much more. Clinical hands-on experience will be included. The program is designed to prepare students national certification examinations.
This comprehensive 33-hour EKG Technician certificate program provides hands-on training. Students will learn to take and interpret EKG readings. Topics cover anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contacts, and the use of the EKG monitor.
Emergency Medical Technician:
The EMT certificate program provides training to recognize the nature or extent of patients’ condition, administer appropriate emergency medical care to stabilize their condition, and transport them safely to the proper medical facility. The curriculum follows the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines for EMT-B Training. Students receive appropriate in-class clinical, lecture, CPR training/ certification and ten (10) hours of hands-on in a hospital clinical setting.
The Dialysis Technician certificate program provides students with 50 hours of training to gain the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of dialysis technicians, also called “hemodialysis” or “renal dialysis technicians”. The functions of these technicians is to operate kidney dialysis machines which filter normal waste products and excess fluids from the blood of patients whose kidneys can no longer perform this function. They also perform a vital role as part of the dialysis team because they initiate, monitor, and discontinue dialysis treatments for the renal failure patient. Dialysis technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other medical facilities and provide direct patient care within the dialysis unit under the direction of senior technicians, nurses, and doctors.
Students will be introduced to the discipline of nursing and the basic approaches to patient care. The role of the BNA as an assistant to the licensed nurse and member of the health care team is studied and practiced in the classroom, laboratory and clinical setting. Upon successful completion of all components of the program, the graduate must pass the State competency exam to become certified as a Basic Nursing Assistant.
Medical Administrative Assistant:
The Medical Administrative Assistant certificate program prepares students to function effectively in many administrative and clerical positions in the health care industry. Topics covered include keeping medical records, greeting patients, billing and clerical duties, scheduling appointments, arranging for admission to the hospital, laboratory services, and checking supplies.
Introduction to Clinical Medicine (5th Semester) Program
The National Center of International Medical Education helps 5th semester medical students transition from basic science to clinical medicine. Giving them a clear understanding of what it means to be a physician, in addition to preparing them for Step 1 the overall goal is to improve the thought process associated with health care delivery by making it more effective and efficient. There are several components of the program that will accomplish our mission of preparing students to practice medicine. We are a clinical rotations entity; we acknowledge the fact that clinical experience is a critical component of the medical educational experience. Students will rotate with Attending Physicians in alternating weeks to observe and have hands on participation in the practice of medicine. Dr. Cecil Bennett requires, that each student maximize the value of this opportunity by taking advantage of the resources, physicians, and learning opportunities offered through the clinical experience provided
Medical School Clinical Clerkship Programs
NCIME provides clinical clerkships to affiliated medical school for third and fourth year clinical rotation. NCIME office ensures that all candidates are prescreened, have passed required examination, have completed required heath screening, have appropriate criminal background check and malpractice insurance. NCIME only approves candidates that meet all desired requirements of the programs.
The NCIME can accommodate nearly all specialty and sub-specialty requests. We currently have rotations available primarily in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO, and Washington, D.C. If you are interested in a specialty or locations that are not listed, please submit an inquiry to customer service and we will work to secure your slot.
Getting into Residency Workshop
The purpose of this class is to develop an interactive medium to better prepare the students in facing challenges that is inherent to International Medical Student and Graduate (collectively, IMG). As a result, students will be better prepared when applying to U.S. medical residency programs. Four major topic areas will be covered. These include: Historical IMG roots and conceptual models U.S. IMG policy issues Application methods used by the IMG in preparation for U.S. Residency Programs Admission procedures used by U.S. Residency Programs
Kaplan-NCIME Clerkship Program
Over last 12 years at NCIME, we have observed the difficulties IMG have in attaining Hands on Clinical Experience in the United States. Most teaching hospitals do not provide electives to medical graduates and they have no other way of gaining hands-on clinical experience. While at the same time, it is almost impossible to get into US residency program without hands-on clinical experience or long term clinical research. The second problem all IMG face is the limited duration for which they are allowed to stay in the United States on visitor visa to find enough clinical experience, earn letter of recommendation, and get acquainted to US healthcare system. Therefore, at NCIME, we found the solution to make sure that IMG’s are well prepared for the USMLE, get sufficient clinical experience during USMLE Board preparation, and earn valuable letter of recommendations without losing time or struggle finding clerkships.
Hence, The National Center for International Medical Education, NCIME had partnered with Kaplan Medical to offer USMLE board review and clinical clerkships with F-1 visa sponsorship in all major cities in the United States. This opportunity provided IMG’s opportunity to come to the United States on Student visa and complete their USMLE board preparation and complete clinical clerkships at the same time.
Depending upon the individual needs of each IMG applicant, NCIME/Kaplan has tailored the programs and offers several options. You will have the option of combining USMLE board review program for Step1, Step1 or step3 with 12 weeks on Hands-on Clerkships. You can always extend the duration of the board review preparation or clerkships as needed for additional costs.
USMLE Board Review at Hashemite University Program
NCIME is privileged to hold USMLE Step 2 and USMLE Step 2 CS Review courses at Hashmite University in Amman, Jordan. This center is projected to be a USMLE Prep center for entire Middle East. The USMLE Step 1 preparation includes review of wide range of major disease processes students will need throughout their career. The mornings are dedicated to basic science review and the afternoons to case presentation and lecture on the presented cases. Utilizing several components, students will demonstrate their intellectual and practical growth. These components include quizzes, exams, presentation of a patient case and a comprehensive portfolio of S.O.A.P. notes taken by the student during the rotation.USMLE Step 1 COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
Eight weeks live lectures
Complete Organ – System Coverage
Kaplan Q- Bank w/ 2,000 + USMLE - style Practice Questions
1 Diagnostic Assessment Exam (Proctored)
1 Eight Hour Mid-Term Assessment (Proctored)
1 Eight Hour Final Assessment (Proctored)
Advising to ensure goals & accomplishments
Tutoring / Drilling Sessions
11 Books - 1000 + Pages of Highest Yield Material
150+ Color Diagram USMLE Step 2 CS COURSE HIGHLIGHTS:
7 day live interactive USMLE CS prep in West Amman and
Hashemite University Campus (3 days)
In class coverage of major clinical case scenarios
Learn Physical Examination under live supervision with feedback
3 days of MOCK examination with standardized patients
Live Video recording of MOCK sessions and detailed feedback
after each Mock Examination
Correct format of data gathering and patient note
NBME Approved Testing Facility.
It is our goal to provide a professional, secure and controlled testing environment that will allow candidates to perform to the very best of their abilities. We are committed to working to ensure a fair and honest testing experience for all legitimate test takers.
Texila University Clinical Management
Texila American University (TAU) is located in Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America. TAU has partnered with the NCIME creating a US Clinical Site for students working towards US Residency Success. The curriculum is structured after the best US and Caribbean medical schools. The academic program is both accelerated and rigorous, with a focus on preparing students for licensure in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and India. The students complete first two years in Guyana and last two years (Clinical education) in the United States.
Academics programs offered:
College of Medicine - MD, BS/MD, MMED, MMSC, Masters UP Graduation, and PhD Programs
College of Dentistry - BS-DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery Program, PhD Programs
College of Nursing
Distance Learning US Studies:
Introduction to Clinical Medicine (5th Semester)
The 5th Semester program is offered via the National Center for International Medical Education. The program provides a clear understanding of what it means to be a physician, in addition to preparing them for Step 1 the overall goal is to improve the thought process associated with health care delivery by making it more effective and efficient. Clinical Clerkships:
Clinical rotations are scheduled in both academic and private practice hospitals. All Clinical rotations, Core and Electives can be completed in one state. During the clinical rotations program, students develop knowledge and skills in fundamentals of patient interviewing and physical examination.
Tuition Per Semester (12 weeks per session) $5800.00
Registration Fee (Paid per semester) $150.00
Mal-Practice Insurance Processing (once per year if processed through the institution) $1200.00
Getting Into Residency Workshop (One-time fee, completed prior to graduation) $500.00
US Clinical Sites:
Washington, DC For more information please call 404-382-9455 or via email Admissions@TexilaAdmissions.org
Saint George College of Medicine, University of London Clinical rotation program
(International Medicine BSc/MBBS Program)
In 2011, University of London, Saint George college of Medicine started International Medicine BSc/MBBS program. St George’s, University of London (SGUL) is the only independent, specialist, medical and healthcare university in the UK and has been training doctors for over 250 years. This program offers premedical sciences and basic medical sciences for first 4 years in UK and Clinical rotations in the United States. NCIME is responsible for managing US operations for the program. We provide all 3rd and 4th year clinical rotations for medical students in the United Sates at our partner hospitals.
Following rigorous market testing, INTO SGUL has launched two international medical programs:
The 4 year medical degree, designed around the needs of US and Canadian students and international students with a high quality university degree#, has a target intake of 55 students per year at steady state
The 6 year medical degree, designed around the needs of international students with 13 years of school education with the equivalent of high quality UK A levels#, has a target intake of 25 students per year at steady state Prerequisites: Academic requirements: Overall score of 75% in the INTO Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences, with a minimum of 68% in Academic English, and no modules less than 60% or High school qualifications equivalent to UK A level grades of AAA
English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each sub skill) or equivalent.
Additional requirements: Applicants will also be assessed on the quality of their written application, their work or voluntary experience, their performance in the UKCAT examination, and their performance in the medical selection Multi Mini Interview (MMI). Acceptance onto the program is also subject to satisfactory police and health clearance.
Age: No age restrictions but students must be at least 18 years of age to undertake certain clinical placements, such as Pediatrics.