The UCLA International Physician Observership Program is an informal observational experience that enables participants to learn procedures, as well as to observe patient rounds and teaching conferences. Federal regulations prevent observers from having patient care responsibilities or involvement in any form of volunteer research. Please note as an observer, you are not eligible to have a ucla.edu email address and cannot have access to our electronic patient record keeping system. All health professionals participating in the UCLA International Physician Observership Program are required to comply with all UCLA Health and David Geffen School of Medicine policies.
Observerships typically lasts no more than three months. A request for periods longer than three months should be explained in the application, the request must be approved by the host department and an explanation of the activities that you will be observing is required from your host MD.
Graduation from a medical school, and completion of your medical degree.
Proficient in English
In order for you to have the most productive educational and learning experience during your observership, you must be proficient in English.
You are required to have a B-1 (Temporary Business Visitor) visa. Please note UCLA is unable to assist in processing visas. To find out more about temporary business visas, please go to the US Customs & Immigration Services website: https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/temporary-visitors-business. If you have a different type of visa, please contact the International Office at IntlEdu@mednet.ucla.edu.
For additional questions regarding the program, requirements, or application process, please contact the International Education Program at IntlEdu@mednet.ucla.edu.
** Please note that flu season is from 10/9/17-3/31/18. If you will be observing during this period, you will be required to receive the flu vaccine. For more information, please contact IntlEdu@mednet.ucla.edu. **