Jump to navigation. Regular in person and virtual visits for patients are also available. Read about our pandemic experiences. Thank you for your interest in our general surgery program. Please note that we do not offer electives to residents or medical students whose medical school does not have an affiliation with Columbia University, but we can offer you a one month observership.
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Observership programs help international medical graduates gain exposure to the practice of medicine in U. These are voluntary programs during which an international medical graduates is allowed to observe the organization and delivery of health care in different departments of the hospital, without participating in patient care. The observer spends two to four weeks in each specialty, rotating between different disciplines depending on the program guidelines of the hospital. When you apply to a hospital observership program, you need to submit curriculum vitae, or CV, detailing your medical education and experience.
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The Reproductive Endocrine Unit invites motivated students seeking to explore research and medicine to join us during the summer to participate and experience a research unit. To be eligible for an observership, you must be a fourth year medical student from a school accredited by the Liasion Committee on Medical Education. Oct 5, - Oct 5, Click here to stay informed about continuing education opportunities from Harvard Our International Observership Program gives doctors and scientists sponsored by an MSK faculty member the opportunity to interact with our experts and participate in clinical and educational activities, including various conferences, medical grand rounds, and seminars.
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