Next Enrollment Deadline: August 30, 2024 For More Information Call 800-542-1553 Now.

United States
Clinical Experience
(USCE) Program

At Saint James School of Medicine, we are dedicated to providing an expansive and comprehensive medical education that extends beyond the traditional boundaries of medical training. Our UNITED STATES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (USCE) program is specially designed for foreign medical graduates and physicians seeking to enhance their medical knowledge, gain US clinical experience, and prepare for the US Residency Match.

About Our
Elective Courses

Our elective courses span a wide range of medical specialties, from internal medicine and surgery to pediatrics, psychiatry, and more. These courses are designed to provide an immersive learning experience, allowing students to apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world clinical settings. Participants will engage in hands-on activities, shadow experienced professionals, and participate in patient care, all under the guidance of our esteemed faculty.

Why Choose Saint James School of Medicine?
In The Caribbean

  • Established Curriculum: With over 25 years of experience, Saint James School of Medicine has some of the most experienced clinical faculty working in hospitals with great exposure to a variety of cases.
  • Expert Faculty: Learn from our team of highly qualified and experienced medical professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality of education and mentorship.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our clinical sites are equipped with modern medical facilities and resources to support your learning and clinical experiences.
  • Flexibility: We offer a variety of elective courses throughout the year, allowing you to customize your learning experience to fit your schedule and interests.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with a diverse group of peers and professionals from around the world, expanding your professional network and fostering collaborations.
  • MATCH Experience: Participants in USCE have access to all residency preparation resources SJSM offers to its current students. With over 25 years of experience in matching students into the US residency program, our team will ensure you are ready.

Why enroll in the SJSM USCE Program?

  • Become familiar with the U.S. medical residency teams;
  • Rotate and collaborate with residency program faculties, attending physicians, chief residents and even program directors;
  • Learn about medical care in the United States;
  • Attend lectures and other didactics;
  • Participate in teaching rounds, conferences, journal clubs, and present cases;
  • Refine your history-taking and physical examination skills;
  • Refine your approach to the management of medical problems;
  • Demonstrate your medical knowledge, clinical reasoning, and medical skills;
  • Get performance and evaluation review from the attending physician(s);
  • Get a Letter of recommendation from your supervisor and/or program director;
  • Obtain a Certificate of completion with the evaluation of ACGME competencies and the levels of achievements;
  • Build a powerful professional network.

Eligibility and Application

Our UNITED STATES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (USCE) program is open to foreign medical graduates and physicians who possess a medical degree from a recognized institution. Applicants are required to submit a full application, academic transcripts, proof of medical degree, a CV, and a statement of purpose. Additional documents may be required at a later time. Please visit our website or contact our admissions office for specific admission requirements and deadlines.

Program Length and Fees

SJSM offers one of the most affordable and high-quality clinical experiences in the United States.
We currently offer 8, 16, and 32-week programs. Participants in the program can choose any of the three program length options. Regardless of the program length, participants will receive access to all residency match resources as indicated above.
The cost of our program is $6,250 for every 8 weeks. This cost does not include Liability Insurance and the one-time enrollment fee of $2,500.

Transform Your Career with Saint James School of Medicine

Embarking on our UNITED STATES CLINICAL EXPERIENCE (USCE) program is more than just an educational journey; it's a step towards enhancing your career and making a global impact in the healthcare sector. Whether you're looking to specialize further in your field, explore new areas of medicine, or gain a foothold in the US medical system, Saint James School of Medicine is here to support your aspirations.

Join us at Saint James School of Medicine and take the next step in your medical career.


In which states/hospitals will I rotate?

Saint James School of Medicine has three primary locations where the rotations can be completed:

  • Raleigh General Hospital and Appalachian Regional Hospital at Beckley, WV,
  • UChicago Medicine AdventHealth (La Grange, Hinsdale, Glendale Heights, and Bolingbrook, IL),
  • South Texas Health System in McAllen, TX.

How long is the program?

Each rotation is 4-weeks long and you can schedule to have a maximum of 4 rotations (total of 16 weeks).

Will you assist me in obtaining a visa for the United States?

Yes, Saint James School of Medicine will provide you will all supporting documentation that you can use to submit during the visa application process in your country. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee that you will be able to obtain the visa, and if you are unable to do so, any fees paid to us will be refunded.

Will I get a diploma at the completion of the USCE courses?

At the completion of your coursework, you will receive a certificate from Saint James School of Medicine outlining the coursework completed.

Can I choose the specialties for the rotations?

Below is the sample list of specialties that you can choose from. If there is a different specialty you are interested in, please let us know.

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Nephrology
  • Urology
  • Pulmonary/critical care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Orthopedics
  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Anesthesiology
  • OB/GYN
  • Spine Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Medicine

Get started below and
take the first step
towards your U.S. Clinical Experience.

We respect your privacy and any information provided will not be shared with any other third party.

Apply Now Request More Info


We Are Coming To A City Near You.
Join Us At Our Open House!


We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By clicking “Accept”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies.

Accept Learn More