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A Physician discusses a case with an Observer at US OBserverships

What is an Observership?

An “Observership” is defined as the position of observing patient care in a health care setting, without patient contact, for the specific purpose of gaining medical knowledge.

A group of IMGs preparing for on Observership with US Observerships

Have Observerships lost value for IMG's?

The usefulness of Observerships has been often questioned by some are also many other residency programs that do look upon observership experience as relevant, important and some, even necessary...."


US OBserverships

Will I receive a letter of recommendation?

You will, if eligible, receive a Letter of Recommendation from the Physician you observed with and from the US Observerships staff Physician upon successful completion of your observership

All observers at US Observerships are required to earn their HIPPA certification.

What Certifications will I need?

You will be required to obtain HIPAA and Bloodborne Pathogens Certifications. Participants in the US Observerships Program are required to attend a 2-day orientation where they will earn the HIPPA and Bloodborne Pathogens Certifications..

Observer looking at an X-ray at US Observerships

Will I get a Certificate of Completion?

Yes, Upon successful completion of an Observership, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Observer looking at an X-ray while participating in a US Observership

What will I do as an observer?

Observers will follow and observe a Physician as he/she treats patients in a in a Private Practice, Hospital, Volunteer Clinic or other Medical Facility. Federal regulations prevent Observers from providing direct Patient Care responsibilities or involvement in any form of research.

An Observers hands a patient a glass of water

When should I apply for an Observership?

It is suggested that International Medical Graduates plan on applying for an observerships prior to participating in any type of residency or clerkship in the US or taking the USMLE Step 2 CS. This allows you to Observe the methods of US clinical care, practice Medical English, and become familiar with the cultures of the American Medical Society. The experience and certificates will help you get the residency and/or clerkship you desire.

Where is Port Charlotte, Florida?

Port Charlotte is located on the West Coast of Florida in Charlotte County.

Map of Florida showing the location of Charlotte County, where US Observerships




















Privacy Policy

US Observerships is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our websites. We want you to know what information is collected, how we use that information, and how you can update it. US Observerships reserves the right to append or otherwise modify this privacy statement at any time, so please re-visit this page occasionally to check for updates.

Information We Collect

US Observerships collects various types of information from our visitors so we can adjust our site to meet our users' needs and expectations. Some of this information is collected automatically through cookies and other information is collected when you register for any of our online services.

Information Collected Automatically

The types of information your browser or Internet session automatically sends us each time you visit one of our sites, which we automatically collect, include:

  • Your browser, e.g., Internet Explorer® or Netscape®
  • Your ISP, e.g., AOL®, EarthLink®, etc.
  • You computer's operating system, e.g., Windows®, Macintosh®, UNIX®, Linux®
  • Your navigation path, i.e., the URLs of where you come to our site from, which of our pages you visit, and where you go as you leave
  • Your IP address

This information lets us see how users are finding our sites and tells us which pages are visited the most often so we can make our websites more useful.

Information You Provide to Us

In addition to information automatically collected by your browser, US Observerships also collects information that you provide when you register for an online service, order merchandise from us, or request information regarding one of our programs.

  • Via Registration Sites
    US Observerships' registration sites, such as our library, and the student and faculty websites, require visitors to provide contact information and/or unique identifiers when they register. Information collected may include a user's name, address, e-mail address, as well as unique identifiers, such as their Social Security number or student ID number. Contact information is used to contact our visitors if necessary. Unique identifiers are utilized to verify the user's identity prior to granting visitor access to some of the services available online. Opt-out policy: You can choose NOT to register. While you will be able to access most of our sites, you will not be able to access areas that require registration.
  • Via Information Request Sites
    Many of our sites provide users the opportunity to request information from
    US Observerships
    . These information request sites require users to provide
    US Observerships with contact information, as well as information about their interest in US Observerships. Contact information is used to send information about US Observerships to the customer requesting that information. Customer interest information is collected to determine what information the customer wishes to be sent. Opt-out policy: You could choose NOT to provide this information online. Instead you can call US Observerships and request to have information sent to you.
  • Via Survey Sites
    Many of our sites also allow users to let US Observerships know how we're doing. Our survey sites, such as feedback on workshops or websites and comments to the instructor, request customers to provide contact information as well. The contact information that's collected is used to contact the customer, if necessary. Opt-out policy: You can choose NOT to disclose contact information when you submit survey information to us. However, if your comments require follow-up by a member of the US Observerships, we will be unable to do so when contact information is not available.

How We Use This Information

We use the information we automatically collect to help us better plan our website to meet your needs. Information you provide to us is used for marketing purposes, and may result in follow-up communications.

Your Rights, Our Obligations

US Observerships does not sell or rent any personal data submitted by visitors to our site to any third parties. At this time, US Observerships does not collect personal data except for use in the enrollment or application process. In the future US Observerships may collect personal data, in which case, the following rules apply: The company respects the privacy of users visiting our web sites and will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information. On occasion, we may use certain directory information that we have collected to send you information about products and services, or updates and other information we think may be of interest to you. Occasionally we may share this information with our educational partners to bring similar information to your attention. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. Please contact us for more information about the use of personal data.

Other than directory information, data you provide to us as you use the US Observerships website will be held in strict confidence by the company and will be used for company purposes only. The company may share aggregate information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors and other third parties. However, the individual information you provide within the US Observerships website will be known only to you and US Observerships. We will not share your personal data with anyone else, except as may be required by law.

How To Update Your Information

Our service sites provide you with the option of changing and modifying information you have previously provided to us. To change or modify your services account information, contact us and someone will respond to your request.

Our Security Measures

US Observerships' websites have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We utilize industry standard SSL encryption when accepting your credit card information during the online ordering process, as well as whenever we ask you to log in to any of the US Observerships' services.

Why We Use "Cookies"

When you visit some of our sites, we use cookies to keep track of your information. This small piece of program code resides on your computer and stores your login information for all of our services sites that require you to register. We do this so you are not required to re-enter your contact information as you move from one services site to another. Cookies also collect the shopping cart information you provide at our ordering sites so we can fulfill your orders.

Links From Our Sites To Other Sites

Some US Observerships sites may contain links to other sites external to the Program. When you access these external websites, the providers of the sites will have access to certain information about you. US Observerships is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any websites which we do not directly control.

For More Information

If you have questions about our information practices, please contact us.



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You can opt out of the use of cookies by having your browser disable cookies or warn you before accepting a cookie. Look for the cookie options in your browser in the options or preferences menu.

NOTE: If you disable cookies in your browser, you will not be able to access any of the US Observerships's secured websites.

IP (Internet Protocol) Address

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Browser Session

A browser session is defined as the period of time a browser is in consecutive use. The session begins when you open the browser and ends when you close it. When you reopen the browser, you begin a new session.

SSL Encryption (Secure Sockets Layer)

This is the leading security protocol on the Internet. When an SSL session is started, the browser sends its public key to the server so that the server can securely send a secret key to the browser. The browser and server exchange data via secret key encryption during that session. We also use SSL encryption whenever we display your personal information (e.g., name and address).

URL (Uniform Resource Locator)

This is an Internet address. URLs are used to locate sites on the Internet and to navigate between sites and pages within sites. The URL for US Observerships is http://www.US

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