U.S. Clinical Experience for IMGs

Includes USMLE Prep!

12 weeks, intensive, in-person

Jacksonville FL

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MPG Match: Your Gateway to US Medical Residency

U.S. Clinical Experience Comprehensive USMLE Review = Residency

Program Type Family Medicine & Urgent Care
Program Length 3 months
Tuition $2,100
Additional 1 Month Blocks $500 each (space available)
Clinic Shift Hours Mon - Fri, 8am - 6pm + on call shifts In Person Only
USMLE 2 & 3 Prep Wed & Thu, 11am - 2pm In Person or Online
Didactic/Morning Report Daily 8am - 9am In Person
Venue Medical Physicians Group Clinic
11555 Central Parkway, Jacksonville, FL
Housing Room and board extra. Find a room at Pad Split
Florida Medical Licensing For those not pursuing a Medical Residency but would like to practice medicine in Florida, we can help you acquire a House Physician License or Area of Critical Care (ACN) License. This program is geared for older, unmatched, medical school graduates. Medical Residency is not required. Minimum one year commitment required.

Rotation Requirements

  • Students must arrive at the clinic on time and be well-prepared to see patients from their first day.
  • Students are expected to be present during clinic hours, Monday through Friday.
  • Professional dress and demeanor are required; scrubs are not permitted during practice hours.
  • No time off is allowed during the rotation unless pre-approved or in the case of an emergency.
  • Students must bring a stethoscope, white coat, and laptop.


Dr. Patrick Leung, MD PharmD
Medical Director

  • Dual expertise in medicine and pharmacy.
  • Commitment to patient well-being and continuous learning.
  • Active in medical research and community outreach.

Dr. Stephen Fitzmeyer, MD
Attending and Program Director

  • Physician Informaticist with expertise in healthcare technology.
  • Dedicated to education, research, and mentorship.
  • Actively involved in informatics research, contributing to cutting-edge technologies.

Clinical: Participants will operate autonomously within a Primary and Urgent Care clinic under the direct supervision of licensed medical physicians. Duties include documenting medical histories, conducting physical examinations, performing laboratory work, administering vaccinations, assisting with minor procedures, managing patient records, and undertaking other tasks as deemed appropriate by the medical staff.

The Importance of U.S. Clinical Experience for IMGs
If you want to maximize your chances of matching into a U.S. medical residency, securing clinical experience in the U.S. is your best shot. Whether you work at a hospital or private practice, the benefits you receive will be endless in making that transition from an aspiring resident to matching into residency.

USMLE Review: This program focuses on USMLE Steps 2 and 3 for those who have yet to take, or have failed, these Steps. You should have passed USMLE Step 1 before starting the program but it is not required.

Medical Licensing Alternatives: for those not pursuing a Medical Residency but would like to practice medicine in Florida, we can help you acquire a Florida House Physician License or Area of Critical Care (ACN) License. This program is geared for older, unmatched, medical school graduates.

Program Disclaimer: This program will make you a better doctor and a well-rounded, appealing candidate to Residecy Programs but it does not guarantee Residency or Medical Licensure. However, our Medical Director, Dr. Leung, has helped all trainees obtain a Residency in the last three years and/or helped them get full medical licensure or a House Physician License. Dr. Leung was a residency program interviewer for five year and was on the residency applicant rank committee for four years.

Program Length: 3 months. Can be extended 1 month as many times as needed.

Commitment: This program requires full-time commitment (40+ hours per week) and participants are required to move to the Jacksonville area while in the program.

Application: The application process is selective and candidates commit to a 3 month program.

Required Documents: All applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, copy of medical school transcript(s) (unofficial copies ok), one page USMLE transcript that lists ALL usmle attempts, and last ERAS if applicable. IMG's should also include a copy of their ECFMG certificate. Gather all your documents before applying. Instructions for uploading will be provided during the application process.

Interview: interviews are virtual via Google Meet or in person at our Jacksonville, FL clinic.

Start Dates: First Monday of each week.

Positions Available: 5 slots per month. If your first choice is not available you will be put on the waiting list and given an estimated Monday start date.

Venue: Medical Physicians Group, a Primary and Urgent Care Clinic in Jacksonville, FL.

About Medical Physicians Group (MPG): Medical Physicians Group PLLC is a Primary and Urgent Care Clinic in Jacksonville, FL and is a trusted healthcare facility serving over 3,000 patients at multiple locations. The clinic emphasizes inclusivity and accessibility, providing exceptional medical care with a patient-centric approach.

Refund Policy

Fees are non-refundable if a student was not able to show up to the rotation (if notice was given 60 days ahead of the rotation start date, a 50% refund will be processed).

You have the option to change your start date.

About the Program: The Pre-Residency Training Program, offered by the Medical Physicians Group PLLC, is specifically designed for candidates preparing for the 2024- 2025 Match. Whether you have previously failed to Match or are entering the Match for the first time, this program is tailored to meet your needs.

Our program offers an immersive experience with direct patient care in a clinical setting, providing valuable hands-on experience before applying to a residency program. Additionally, it includes preparation for the USMLE Step 2 and USMLE Step 3 exams. While the primary goal is to enhance your chances of matching successfully, it's important to note that participation in the program does not guarantee residency placement.


  • Graduate of a medical school listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.
  • Studying for or passed USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3.
  • Planning to enter a future Match or seek a Florida House or ACN Medical License.
  • Foreign medical school graduates must be ECFMG certified. Visas are not sponsored.
  • Malpractice insurance is required and must be bought by the student prior to rotation start. The cost is generally quite low, as you will be covered under the supervising physician's policy or the institution's policy. The annual premium might range from $200 to $500.
  • VISA: Students will be given a paper that proves their participation in the rotation and this paper can be used for proving the rotation dates in the embassy. However, it is the student’s responsibility to get a visa to the US to attend the rotation. We are not qualified to answer any questions related to US visas (please reach out to a lawyer in that regard).

Daily Schedule (Monday - Friday, some weekends)

CLINICALS: Monday to Wednesday:

  • Weeks 1-2:
  • Orientation and Onboarding
  • Shadow Attending Physicians
  • Weeks 3+:
  • 8 am: Didactics/Morning Report
  • 9 am - 5 pm: See Patients.
  • 12 pm: Lunch/Grand Rounds
  • 1 pm: See Patients.
  • 3 pm. - 5 pm: Telemedicine Patients.
  • 6 pm: On-Call shifts begin.

USMLE: Every Wednesday & Thursday

  • 11 am - 2 pm: USMLE Class