Meet Our Team

AmeriClerkships Medical Society (ACMedical) was established on March 12, 2007, to help U.S. medical educators meet the challenges of improving resident preparation and selection process. In our view, this begins with access to a network of U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals, determined to see physicians of all nationalities succeed. ACMedical is also the intellectual property owner of the ‘World’s Largest Online Booking Platform for U.S. Internships, Externships & Clerkships‘, known as MyClinicals. This live online system enables prospective physicians to choose to be mentored by any of ACMedical’s 700+ affiliated U.S. physicians, but to be a true medical society, we needed to get the same Members who utilize our services, into the operations of our organization. As such in 2021, ACMedical launched the first of its kind non-clinical, highly competitive 12-month Internship, where 6 highly qualified medical graduates join our team to help improve and grow ACMedical from a Member’s perspective, serving as employees, stakeholders, and soon to be Members of ACMedical within 12 months.  

Today, ACMedical and MyClinicals together are a powerful professional physician network that streamline and accelerate physician career development in the United States. Behind the scenes, ACMedical is supported by an incredibly gifted team that prides itself on accountability, transparency and tracking their members’ residency-placement outcomes.

Meet the ACMedical Core Leadership Team

Pedram Mizani, MD, MHSA
Pedram Mizani, MD, MHSAChief Executive Officer & Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Mizani is the founder of AmeriClerkships Medical Society (ACMedical), and serves as our President. As the former Chief of Morehouse School of Medicine’s Family Medicine Residency Program and a member of two U.S. residency selection committees, Dr. Mizani moved to the United States from Iran at the age of 14 in order to survive the Iran-Iraq War in 1994. Dr. Mizani has served as a committee member of AMA-IMG Section, and the Pacific Symphony. Also as a columnist for Residency Program Alert, Dr. Mizani advises residency program coordinators across the U.S., and provides first-hand knowledge of what it takes to secure residency positions from a selection committee’s perspective. 2022 Match marks Dr. Mizani’s 21st consecutive year serving as a Residency Mentor to over 5,000 medical students and graduates and his decades of contribution to creating access to care has led to over 20,000 patients being treated by Dr. Mizani’s former students each day!
Carlos Martinez
Carlos MartinezCredentialing Specialist
Carolos Martinez brings his science and research background and his eye for detail to the Credentialing Department at ACMedical. With experience in clinical research trials, public health, medical education and clinical rotations, he is one of the prized assets on the staff. Mr. Martinez welcomes each and every new Member into ACMedical, helping them navigate the steps required to become Fully Enrolled and Credentialed. He is a graduate of the University of California-Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology.
Cody Phan
Cody PhanCareer Development Coordinator
Joining ACMedical after graduating from the University of California, Irvine, Cody Phan comes to us with a dedicated focus on helping others. Inspired by our motto ‘We Make Doctors’, Cody leaves no stone unturned in his quest to assist our members in becoming the most competitive versions of themselves they can be as aspiring physicians. He has a strong background in Career Development and, prior to joining ACMedical, hosted Career Fairs and Placement Workshops for hundreds of program participants. Since joining ACMedical, Mr. Phan has continued to expand his skill set, working one-on-one with applicants to create highly personalized and defensible residency applications, helping to consistently yield positive match outcomes for our members.
Jacquelyn Mizani
Jacquelyn MizaniClinical Coordinator
Jacquelyn Mizani is another ACMedical senior level employee, having been a part of our program since 2009. By leveraging her comprehensive understanding of the U.S. medical residency-prep industry and relationships with U.S. clinical sites, Ms. Mizani manages our Clinical Development Department and sets the high bar for the program’s extremely high standards for customer service. Ms. Mizani and Dr. Mizani are parents to a 7-year-old son, Nicholas, a future ice hockey star and aspiring team doctor, and a 5-year-old daughter, Victoria, who has also set her goals high. She is planning to be a princess.

Meet the ACMedical Leadership Intern Team
2021/2022 Cycle

We are extremely proud to launch the ACMedical Internship program, with our inaugural team of incredible Leadership Interns for the 2021/2022 cycle. ACMedical Interns are medical graduates who have elected to accept a complete gap year from applying to medical residency or any other work commitments, in return for the opportunity to work with ACMedical core leadership team, members, affiliated clinical sites, physicians, hospitals and residency programs, solving real-world residency entry and completion challenges. Through this intense and rewarding internship, ACMedical Leadership Interns will acquire new-world skills needed to solve healthcare education challenges faced by U.S. residency candidates who have emigrated to the U.S. from all corners of the globe.

Click here to learn more about Internships @ ACMedical

Michelle Parisi, MD
Michelle Parisi, MDIntern
Dr. Parisi graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences. She then went on to earn a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Walden University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts. Her ability to assist ACMedical comes directly from her own experiences. As an intern here, she remains committed to her goal of obtaining a psychiatry residency position and becoming a practicing physician. Dr. Parisi’s plans include organizing a virtual residency fair in which she will invite program directors from numerous specialties to speak to ACMedical candidates about their respective residency programs.
Sydney Sykes, MD
Sydney Sykes, MDIntern
Dr. Sykes graduated from the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry and has practiced in a variety of clinical settings. At ACMedical, his goal is to help thousands of patients by assisting our candidates to enter the residency programs and help them realize long and noble careers in medicine. Dr. Sykes has extensive experience with the U.S. healthcare system that will be invaluable in his goal to helping our members navigate their blossoming careers as physicians. “We will grow together,” says Dr. Sykes, who is the proud father of an adorable baby boy, who represents, he says, “the blissful side” of his daily schedule.
Lidia Eskander, MD
Lidia Eskander, MDIntern
Dr. Eskander graduated from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, and worked as primary care doctor in underserved areas in the country. She took a three-year position as psychiatry resident, then came to the United States to work as a clinical assistant to a Family Medicine physician. Dr. Eskander has also taken several residency rotations as a member of ACMedical, completed all her USMLE steps and says one of loves in life is “to analyze and diagnose.” She feels she can share her experiences with others and understand their struggles as they navigate their way forward into the unfamiliar trappings of the U.S. healthcare system. Her plans at ACMedical include adding more clinical research sites for medical rotations. She also plans to create a forum where international members can ask simple questions, make friends, and share how they feel with others in similar circumstances.
Xing Fan, MD
Xing Fan, MDIntern
Dr. Xing earned his medical degree from Yangzhou University in his homeland of China. He first encountered ACMedical while having second thoughts about his match – a situation many of our members have experienced. Dr. Xing worked as a medical interpreter and medical assistant before joining ACMedical. Even the most dedicated young physicians can experience doubts about their current choices and the difficult paths they have planned for themselves. ACMedical is here to show support and empathy and to provide a gentle push when needed. Dr. Xing is a welcome member of our staff who can help members feel they are not alone in their career journey.
Valene Rosas, MD, RN-BNS
Valene Rosas, MD, RN-BNSIntern
Born in New York and raised in the western U.S. territory of Guam, Dr. Rosas graduated from Adventist University of the Philippines with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She then worked as an Operating Room Registered Nurse at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, California for two years prior to attending Medical School at Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine. After graduation, she took her USMLE steps while simultaneously working as a psychiatric nurse at MCR Behavioral Health in Temecula, California. As such, she is yet another member of our team who has experienced a career that has traveled country-to-country and even hemisphere-to-hemisphere.

Dr. Rosas is working on a podcast series with the ACMedical team that will cover a variety of critical topics for ACMedical Clinical Rotators. Topics will include do(s) and don’t(s) of international travel (including tips on how to get through U.S. borders), budget-friendly hacks for travelers, and easy ways to impress your preceptors.

Collectively, the above team has been responsible for:




Members recommending our attendings for gaining clinical experience: 93%
Members who signed up for, and received both inpatient & outpatient clinical experiences: 92%
Members who graded our physician’s professionalism with a score of 70% or higher: 95%
Members who reported taking patient histories & assisting with exams: 97%
Members giving a +80% to the sufficiency of patient volume & medical conditions: 80%
Members who said that their attending did NOT agree to write a Letter of Recommendation: < 1%

Our Staff is Global, Just like Our Members.

We Pride Ourselves On Creativity, Intuition & Determination.

‘We Make Doctors’, and are completely determined to manage the entire lifecycle of medical education. Over 1,000 AmeriClerkships Alumni are currently overseeing ~20,000 daily US patient visits. Now that’s what we call making an impact.

We Are Creative

Creativity is in our DNA. From the creation of PGY1CONNECT to MyClinicals web search engine, our creative think-tank has led our industry since 1999.

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We Have Intuition

Our job is instinctive to us, and understand challenges immediately. We thrive on solving medical education challenges with speed. Speak with our strategists today.

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We Are Resourceful

We are firmly committed to managing the entire lifecycle of US medical education. After all, We Make Doctors, and are here to prove it one outcome at a time.

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We’re Here To Make Doctors:

Through US Clinical Experiences, Medical Branding, Professional Consults & Sheer Determination

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