Educational Opportunities

UC San Diego Health Sciences International offers a range of educational opportunities to international medical graduates seeking to enhance their skill sets.  These training programs may enhance the odds of successfully matching to graduate medical education opportunities in North America.  Individuals may choose to participate in one or more of these specially designed programs.


Program Name

Accelerated Clinical Experience (ACE)

Residency Application Workshop

Advanced Clinical Training (ACT)

Clinical Observership and Research Education (CORE)


Our Accelerated Clinical Experience provides candidates with the opportunity to experience an overview of the U.S. Medical System in an academic hospital.

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This intensive 5 day workshop is designed to prepare participants to put together a successful Residency Application.

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This program to provide advanced training in critical clinical thinking, physical examination skills, differential diagnosis, and clinical management typically encountered during U.S. graduate medical education.

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CORE is a carefully structured balance of methodological clinical research, writing and communication, mentor-led experiential training, and acculturation to the United States medical system.  Individuals enrolling a Master’s degree while also having a mentored research experience and clinical observership.

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Who Should Participate

Graduating medical students and recent medical graduates interested in gaining an overview of the clinical setting in a major U.S. Academic Medical Center

Medical graduates applying for the NRMP.  The workshop may be especially useful for international medical graduates.

Graduating medical students and medical graduates interested in honing their examination, diagnostic and patient management skills for graduate medical education.

Recent medical graduates and mid-career, international professionals across all clinical disciplines.