Eligibility Criteria


  • Must be fluent in the English language. 
  • Needs to have completed medical education with language of instruction as English or have passed the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Must have passed any Step exams taken on the first attempt.
  • Must be a medical graduate and have completed their medical education in the last five years (no later than 2019). 
  • Medical students are not accepted for the program. 
  • Visiting international candidates must hold a valid visa. Our Institution does not sponsor visas.
  • Once your application is accepted and you book a session, you will need to send a non-refundable deposit of U.S. $50 to hold your spot, along with your initial documents.  This deposit will be applied to your BIO Program fee when you make your payment for the Program.  
    • For example, if you were to attend for 2 weeks and your cost is U.S. $1500, you would have already paid U.S. $50, so when the time comes to pay for the observership, you will only need to pay U.S. $1450.

Three weeks prior to your start date, you will need to provide the following items:

  • A photo of yourself, a headshot against a plain background in jpg format, to be used for your hospital ID badge
  • Proof of health insurance coverage - many candidates get it as part of travel insurance
  • Proof of negative TB test:
    • If done in another country, only Quantiferon Gold test is acceptable. Must have been done within the past year
    • If done in the U.S., TST or Mantoux test is accepted
    • Chest x-ray report required if test result is positive
  • TDAP vaccination within the past 10 years
  • MMR and Varicella titers - proof of positive titers within the past 5 years required to prove immunity. If titers do not prove immunity, then candidate must get vaccinated
  • signed & dated proof of physical exam within the past year, stating that the candidate is in good mental and physical health, is free from contagious diseases and is able o perform his/her professional duties
  • Flu vaccination for the current season (only required in September through March)

Application Package Checklist

The following documents and payments will be required to be sent via email once your application is accepted:
  • Copy of your medical diploma
  • A copy of the biographic page of your passport
  • Step Exam Score Report Document(s)
  • U.S. $35 payment (via PayPal link to be provided) for background check
  • $50 non-refundable deposit (via PayPal link to be provided) which will be applied to your BIO Program fee when you make your course payment 

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