Medical Student programs
With a vision to deliver an equal playing field for all medical students, the NYCSPREP program was founded in 2011 in cooperation with New York Clinical Skills Prep. At NYCSPREP we aim to deliver a practical clinical experience to students interested in the American Health Care system.
We focus on delivering training directly in hospitals and relevant to the six physician competencies assessed by the ACGME. Students will get firsthand experience on working on different hospitals and how they operate. NYCSPREP currently has 8 main hospitals that participate in our program. We are in the process of bringing more hospitals.
Over the years NYCSPREP has successfully matriculated 360 plus students. In 2014 and 2015, 26 of our students applied for residency match and this year the number has increased to 30 students.
You are a Priority
Recommended courses for all Medical students:
Clinical programs 2017
• USMLE Step Exam Preparation & USMLE step2 Clinical skills workshop Step 2 CS
• Clinical Clerkships Program; Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Family Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry
• Clinical Clerkship Assessment and Evaluation (Graduation Competencies)
Patient care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice
• Medical Rotation Specialty Curriculum; Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice.
Our Policies and Procedures
The students must upload the requisite medical and non-medical documents to the NYCSPREP website prior to selection for an interview and commencement of clinical duties.
The following documents are required:
1. Clear copy of Passport Identification Page.
2. Clear copy of valid status in the US – VISA, Green Card, Citizenship etc.
3. Proof of enrollment in the Medical School – e.g. bonafide certificates, an official letter of enrollment, transcripts or diploma, no objection certificates.
4. Official school transcript showing an overall course pass rate of 70%.
5. Copy of student’s current Curriculum Vitae (CV).
6. Copy of signed contractual agreement with the student.
7. Letter of Eligibility or Long-Term Clerkship Certificate (New York State Requirement).
8. Completed application for Malpractice Insurance*.
9. Proof of immunization and Annual Health checkup.
10. Proof of ACLS, BLS, & CPR certification.
11. Proof of HIPPA/HIV/Infectious Disease and Barrier Control certification.
12. Proof of Background check*.
13. Proof f Health Insurance*.
All students will be required to have and maintain limited liability insurance for the duration of the course. The insurance can be provided by the institution or NYCSPREP at an additional cost.
Upon request, NYCSPREP shall provide proof of a lawful background check, which shall include at a minimum: a felony criminal search.
Health of Students
NYCSPREP will look into the medical records of each student and provide enough evidence to prove that the candidates do not carry any contagious disease or present a health risk to the patients and hospital staff.
Student Program Description and Responsibilities
The clinical experience of each student during an assignment at the hospital shall be governed by the following rules and regulations:
1. Students shall be supervised by a licensed physician (D.O. or M.D.).
2. Students shall assume responsibility for and perform their assigned duties in accordance with the rules and regulations of the preceptor and the hospital.
3. Students shall not be permitted to accept financial compensation or any form of gratuity for rendering patient care.
4. Students at the sole discretion of the supervising attending shall be assigned to specific patients. History and physical examinations should be completed on those patients whom the student will be following on the service to which they are assigned.
5. Students should perform "pre-rounds" on patients or chart review, and accompany the preceptor on rounds, conferences, and consultations when appropriate.
6. Draft progress notes, using SOAP model, maybe written by the students only under the direct supervision of the supervising physician.
7. Students shall not order any examinations, tests, medications or procedures nor writing prescriptions for medicine, devices or anything requiring the authority of a licensed physician.
8. Students are required to attend to all conferences, discussions or study sessions, and any other programs of an educational nature designed specifically for students each conference should be documented with an attendance record. In addition, students should be encouraged to attend lectures for interns, provided these do not interfere with the student's own program.
9. Students are to conduct themselves in a courteous and professional manner and shall follow the dress code of the training institution and College at all times.
10. Students shall become familiar with patient's rights in accordance with hospital and preceptor’s rules and regulations, and applicable State and Federal regulations.
11. Following the clinical and administrative policies, procedures, rules, and Regulations of hospital and preceptor.
12. Students shall arrange their own transportation and living arrangements when not provided by NYCSPREP.
13. Students shall arrange and assume the cost of their own private health insurance.
14. Assuming responsibility for their personal illness, necessary immunizations, tuberculin test, an annual health examination.
15. Keeping all patient information confidential. No student shall have access to or have the right to receive any medical record, except when necessary in the regular course of their clinical experience. The discussion, transmission or narration in any form by students of any patient information of a personal nature, medical or otherwise, obtained in the regular course of the program is forbidden except as a necessary part of the practical experience.
We don’t have a fix dress code for the students. We urge the students to consult with the preceptors on the initiation day. However, clothing items like jeans, flip-flops, dirty sneakers are unacceptable.
Selection/Retention of Students
NYCSPREP is responsible for the selection of candidates and enforcing the rules related to any of them, which includes termination of the contract. Before the students are incorporated into the curriculum there will be a real-time interview with the supervisors.
Students are also tested for drug, immunization, and infection if any. All students must show proof of BLS, CPR, ACLS, and all other certificates required by the hospital and State in which they are completing their clinical rotations.
Each student will be required to attend all hospital briefings before the start of the sessions. The orientation is mandatory. The students need to pass the orientation to continue to the next step.
Didactic Class Sessions
Students rotating through our program will participate in weekly didactic sessions. Classes will be held at least once per week at each of the hospitals and are open to all students, residents, and interns.
Medical students will follow the assigned vacation allotments decided by the medical school. In case of emergency or sick leave, the students should submit a request to their designated doctor.
Letter of Completion
Upon the finishing of the course, the students will be assigned a letter of completion highlighting their time in the program. Students are free to approach staff and attending’s they work with to procure letters of recommendation, based on their performance.
Course Locations: NEW YORK
• All our sessions are held twice a month at our state of the art, OSCE Center. The OSCE is an Objective Structured Clinical Exam facility, with about 8 examination rooms where our Mock Test, as well as practice sessions, are held. These rooms resemble the actual test venues.
• We provide access for our students to practice at our facility after the course. Students may practice Monday through Sunday from 9 am to 6 pm. These sessions are guided by our Medical faculty.
POST COURSE FOLLOW UP
We would encourage all our students to start practicing cases and type and send us the notes for evaluation, until the time of their test – the patient notes template is available on our website.
New York Clinical Skills PREP, Tutoring Program
The following programs are also offered by NYCSPREP:
1. One-on-one USMLE Step 1/Step 2CK Tutoring
• We need not emphasize that achieving competitive scores on your Steps has become the absolute first step to get a Residency interview. Everything else comes after that.
We at NYCSPREP have created a highly successful 1-on-1 tutoring session, wherein we will pair you up with a Tutor, who has scored in the 245’s and above in their respective steps and who is extremely smart, dedicated and teaches with a passion.
• This unique approach provides you with an insight from the brightest into how to do well in your Steps. They will work to clarify doubts from the syllabus, reinforce concepts and good learning techniques, keep the student motivated and on pace.
• We can tailor a 1month structured course, focusing on Key concepts, and Test-taking skills.
The course begins with a pretest evaluation and a custom tailored program follows-where we will be crafting a comprehensive and customized study plan to ensure you progress efficiently and effectively from the start to your ideal test date.
• Our program will chart your progress and test preparedness regularly. This practice will create a familiarity with the testing process so that you will eventually become comfortable with the test. Our tutors will help you succeed in a test, where they themselves have excelled. They will work to clarify doubts from the syllabus, reinforce concepts and good learning techniques, keep you motivated and on pace.
• Obviously, we can’t guarantee scores but we have found this tutoring system to be an
an effective learning tool.
Additional Programs Offered by NYCSPREP
2. Hire an SP for USMLE Step 2CS
3. Spoken English Proficiency Training for USMLE Step 2CS
4. ERAS Residency Application
5. Personal Statement Review
6. Mock Interview Training for Residency
Other Specialties Available
Determined, authorized and subject to change. The following clerkships can be tailored and organized according to the semester in which the rotation is taught and set forth by your Medical School. A sample of what we have done so far:
5th Semester: 1. Internal Medicine 4 weeks
2. Family Medicine 4 weeks
3. Psychiatry 4 weeks
6th Semester: 1. Pediatrics 6 weeks
2. General Surgery 8 weeks
3. Obstetrics & Gynecology 6 weeks
7th Semester: 1. Endocrinology 4 weeks
2. Infectious Disease 4 weeks
3. Neurology 4 weeks
4. Dermatology 4 weeks
5. Clinical Nutrition 4 weeks
8th Semester: 1. Pain & Palliative Medicine 2 weeks
2. Orthopedic Surgery/Trauma 2 weeks
3. ENT (or Ophthalmology) 4 weeks
3. ENT (or Ophthalmology) 4 weeks
3. ENT (or Ophthalmology) 4 weeks
3. ENT (or Ophthalmology) 4 weeks
4. Urology 4 weeks
5. Ophthalmology 4 weeks
6.Geriatrics 4 weeks