Internships @ ACMedical
Producing Medical Graduates with Powerful Leadership, Acculturation & Team Building Skills Required of Today’s PGY1 U.S. Medical Residents

Become a Paid Intern @ ACMedical *

An exciting, highly competitive 12-month residency-bridge employment with exclusive benefits to help medical graduates become acculturated to the U.S. healthcare system, and ultimately Match into medical residency. 

6 medical graduates will be selected to work as Interns at ACMedical to gain valuable, non-clinical yet hands-on U.S. healthcare experience working with physician-mentors within the Medical Education Support Services industry, at a salary of up to $50,000 + generous employee benefits. At the successful completion of your internship and in return for delaying to apply to residency for 1 year, ACMedical Interns will receive up to $15,000 in ACMedical Credit on File to help offset the costs of residency application preparation using ACMedical Services (e.g. U.S. clinical rotations, mentorships, interview prep, ERAS application & personal statement editing, MSPE Drafting, etc.) for participating in the Match that follows your 1-year ACMedical Internship. As this is a non-clinical position, USMLE or COMLEX are not required.

Ability to legally work in the United States is a pre-requisite (typically US Citizen, Applied for or Already a Permanent Resident, EAD, H4 or J2 or L2 or E2 with EAD, Refugee and TN). ACMedical does not sponsor a visa for this position, however if you are a Citizen of Canada or Mexico and given an ACMedical Internship job offer upon a successful interview, ACMedical will issue a letter detailing professional capacity in which you will work for ACMedical, the purpose of your employment, your length of stay, and your educational qualification for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer to clear you for entry and employment at ACMedical. See frequently asked questions, pre-requisites and more details below.

This Internship will serve THREE goals:

You will receive generous pay and employee benefits, working with key personnel at various ACMedical Departments, with a salary of up to $50,000 (depending on experience) and flexible work schedule. Please see job ‘Prerequisites’ below.

At the successful conclusion of your 1-year internship:

  1. Your experiences will serve as key building blocks of your upcoming U.S. medical residency application, fill recent gaps, and enable you to demonstrate leadership and professionalism on-the-job, AND
  2. You will receive up to $15,000 in ACMedical Credit on File (COF) to help pay for the costs of U.S. medical residency application preparation for the following Match cycle, using ACMedical Services such as 16 weeks of U.S. clinical rotations, ACMedical’s Match Certified + Mock Interview Membership (the highest level of membership), and Dr. Mizani’s direct mentorship and support:
    1. A $10,000 COF for successfully completing your 1-year internships term, AND
    2. Up to $5,000 in additional COF for meeting and beating specific job related milestones.

Learn and build your U.S. medical/healthcare acculturation every day, then use these skills for the rest of your life.

Acculturation is the dual process of cultural and psychological change that takes place as a result of contact between two or more cultural groups and their individual members. Consequently, the process of acculturating to the healthcare system links to the term health literacy (see article by Rodriguez-Alcala et. al. here). Medical graduates who have begun building gaps in their patient contact since graduating medical school, especially those who attended an international medical school (e.g. International Medical Graduates or IMGs) face unique challenges with acculturation compared to their peers due to outdated (and in some cases no familiarity) with the US medical system, especially the dynamics around patient-centered care (click here for scholarly work on this topic).

ACMedical Interns will be infused within an extraordinary diverse group of both U.S. and international medical students and graduates (ACMedical Interns) with the sole focus of acculturating each into the U.S. clinical system and U.S. licensed physicians that they are being placed in and with, and the GME which they are being prepared for. Through this intense process, ACMedical Interns will learn the challenges faced and solutions offered by ACMedical to all parties involved.

Prerequisites:

  • Ability to legally work in the United States (U.S. Citizens, Conditional or Permanent Residents, and anyone with Employment Authorization Documents);
  • Medical Doctorate Degree (MD or DO or equivalent);
  • Although we have a strong telework policy, in-person training (first 30-90 days) at ACMedical’s Southern California headquarters is a requirement; during this time, your ability to work remotely will be established and if approved, you will be approved to work remotely from any location in the United States, or required to continue in-person at ACMedical;
  • Minimum 12-month commitment, and agreeing to not applying to any other jobs, including residency, fellowship, clinical, research, or any other paid or unpaid part time or full time activities during the term of this Internship;
  • Disciplined work ethics and strong organization skills for a hybrid type of work (2.5 days/week in-person at our headquarters, 2.5 days/week telework) from months 4 to 12;
  • Willing to delay preparing for and applying to any residency or fellowship training program until completion of your 1 year internship at ACMedical;
  • 2 years of work experience in the United States;
  • 1 year of experience working in a paperless environment (paperless charting/EMR, cloud based CRM, etc.);
  • Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality of data, proprietary information, and sensitive healthcare materials;
  • Excellent communication and data entry skills (50+ WPM; may be tested);
  • Welcome work + technology (work easily in Google Chrome, Gmail, Google Calendar and online Client Relationship Management systems such as Salesforce.com, workflow automation);
  • Understand and sympathize with international cultures;
  • Pronounce names correctly and with care;
  • Realize that healthcare is complex and filled with liabilities, and managing so many Members from so many countries in so many of our clinical sites will take a while to master, so you will not take offense to constructive criticism, having your work be questioned, or having to instantly redirect your approach even when on an active call with a Member;
  • Humble, teachable, quick, confident, eager to learn how to help AMS become even better, faster and more efficient in what it already does so well.
  1. Do you sponsor a US visa for me to work at ACMedical? Ability to legally work in the United States is a pre-requisite to work at ACMedical. Although ACMedical does not currently sponsor J1 visas, special accommodations are made for Citizen of Canada and Mexico (see below). There may also be opportunities where a job offer from ACMedical may result in the U.S. embassy approving you for a work visa that is non-J1 or F1 (see ‘TN visa‘, and ‘What are my options‘ and ‘EAD‘ below). Please check with an immigration attorney to see if you qualify to work in the United States, and feel free to .
  2. I am a Citizen of Canada or Mexico; how can ACMedical help me secure a TN visa? Citizens of Canada or Mexico who secure an ACMedical Internship Job Offer upon a successful interview, will be issued a letter detailing professional capacity in which you will work for ACMedical, the purpose of your employment, your length of stay, and your educational qualification for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer to clear you for entry and employment at ACMedical. Please visit the USCIS page for TN workers by clicking here for more details.
  3. How do I know I’m eligible to work in the United States? Typically US Citizen, those who applied for or already are a Permanent Resident, EAD holders, H4 or J2 or L2 or E2 visa holders with EAD, Refugee and TN visa holders qualify.
  4. How do I obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)? To explore your options for securing the rights to work in the United States (and for ACMedical), please click here to be redirected to USCIS’ EAD options page.
  5. I have more questions; who do I contact? Please start a WhatsApp chat with Dr. Mizani at +1(714) 614-6404.
  1. Are USMLEs or COMLEX required? No, since this is a non-clinical job.
  2. What is acculturation, and U.S. medical/healthcare acculturation? Medical graduates who have begun building gaps in their patient contact since graduating medical school, especially those who attended an international medical school (e.g. International Medical Graduates or IMGs) face unique challenges with acculturation compared to their peers due to outdated (and in some cases no familiarity) with the US medical system, especially the dynamics around patient-centered care (click here for scholarly work on this topic). ACMedical Interns will be infused within an extraordinary diverse group of both U.S. and international medical students and graduates (ACMedical Interns) with the sole focus of acculturating each into the U.S. clinical system and U.S. licensed physicians that they are being placed in and with, and the GME which they are being prepared for. Through this intense process, ACMedical Interns will learn the challenges faced and solutions offered by ACMedical to all parties involved.
  3. Can I do US clinical rotations or apply to medical residency while an Intern at ACMedical? No, and doing so may be basis for dismissal.
  4. Is this a residency internship, or accredited, or research, or a PGY1? ACMedical Internships are non-clinical, not ACGME accredited, not residency, not fellowship, and not graduate medical education training. Internships are full-time exempt administrative jobs at ACMedical with personalized benefits catered to highly qualified candidates with ultimate goals to match into U.S. medical residency.
  5. Am I guaranteed a residency interview or position after this Internship? This job, or the benefits or ACMedical Credit on Files (COF) offered are not meant to guarantee any specific residency placement outcome, interviews or Matching into an accredited program. Internships are at-will employments, and governed by the same rules and policies which apply to all other ACMedical Employees in the State of California.
  6. When will I receive my Credit on File (COF)? You must successfully complete the full 12-month course of Internship and not resign or be terminated to qualify for $10,000 COF; however you may accumulate up to $5,000 in COF during the normal course of your employment for meeting preset work related milestones, which you will carry with you regardless of resignation or termination.
  7. How can I use my Credit on File (COF)? Credit on File earned during your Internship employment will be valid for the following year’s Match cycle: Example: if your Internship begins in January of 2022, your Internship will conclude in January of 2023, which is ~8 months prior the start of 2024 Match cycle and an opportune time for you to begin 4 months of ACMedical U.S. clinical experiences, which you may pay for using the COF you accumulated during your ACMedical Internship. You may also use your COF to pay for ACMedical Match Certified + Mock Interview (or other similar) Membership for full mentorship guidance, ERAS application and Personal Statement Analysis & Editing, and a Mock Interview, and with the permission of your medical school Dean, ACMedial will aid your Dean to draft a Medical Student Performance Evaluation which is in compliance with the latest AAMC recommendations using your COF. This all allows you to participate in the 2024 Match, and if you do not secure 6 same-specialty interviews, you may use your COF to upgrade to a SOAP Certified Membership to help you secure interviews during Match Week’s SOAP. If all is unsuccessful, then ACMedical will sponsor your Certified Membership for the 2025 Match at no cost to you.
  8. If my 12 month term ends July of next year, will I be too late for next year’s Match (Sep 15 or 29; can vary)? The sooner you apply and get accepted to Internships @ ACMedical, the better. The answer to this question depends on your overall application, and red flags. It is typically a good idea to complete 4 months of US clinicals for at least 4 US letters of recommendation before the start of each Match cycle, and then to continue with 2 to 3 more months of US clinicals during the interview season. However it may be best to slightly delay your application by 1-2 weeks to optimize your chances, or to prepare for the upcoming Match Week’s SOAP.
  9. Do I have to follow your advice in how I need to use my COF? Of course the way you utilize your COF is up to you, however those applying to and whom are accepted as Interns are doing so to gain more knowledge and to learn how to improve themselves by helping other future physicians accomplish their goals. As such, we strongly recommend that you follow the advice of your ACMedical Residency Mentors.
  10. I have more questions; who do I contact? Please start a WhatsApp chat with Dr. Mizani at +1(714) 614-6404.
  1. Why do I have to delay applying to residency for 1 year during my job at ACMedical? This is a full time job, therefore it can not be disrupted by excessive absences (such as traveling for interviews, clinical rotations, or any other opportunities that may arise that may be tempting for a medical graduate to commit to instead of their job at ACMedical), which is why we are firm on this requirement. Additionally, ACMedical is offering up to $15,000 in Credit on File to use ACMedical services for the next match cycle, which is only issued after the full 12 month course is completed. Violation of this will result in immediate termination. If this is not something you can agree to, then this is not the job for you at this time.
  2. Can I work remotely for the entire duration of this job? N0; at a minimum the first 30-90 days of training must be done in-person in ACMedical’s Rancho Santa Margarita office in Southern California, at which point your ability to work remotely will be examined.
  3. Is it recommended that I work in-person if I can? Absolutely, yes.
  4. Where is ACMedical headquarters? Our office is located at 29811 Santa Margarita Parkway, #100, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688.
  5. How much do I have to pay ACMedical for this Internship? You do not pay ACMedical; we pay our Interns as they are our employees.
  6. Does it mean I am accepted as soon as I apply? This job posting is informational and does not establish a commitment until such time that a Job Offer has been offered to and accepted by said Intern.
  7. Can this information change? Until such time that you agree to an official job offer, the details, rate of pay, start dates and benefits are subject to change without notice.
  8. I have enough money to pay for the residency prep services offered in this job; why should I apply? This is a personal choice, and how prepared you feel being a US employee, working in teams, and handling real-world healthcare system and residency candidate problems at ACMedical. If you value improving your non-clinical experience as much as clinicals in U.S. healthcare, then you should apply.
  9. I have more questions; who do I contact? Please start a WhatsApp chat with Dr. Mizani at +1(714) 614-6404.

Departments with available Internship opportunities:

Skills Requirement & Expectations:

  • Advanced communication, consultative sales & customer service
  • Listening to, empathizing and quickly identifying residency application red-flags using latest primary evidence
  • Offering ACMedical Services to prospective ACMedical Members to address such red-flags
  • Identifying prospective leads, and following up on a pipeline of customers to become ACMedical Members

As an Enrollment Consultant, you may serve as a gatekeeper to identifying, counseling and helping the initial guidance of future Members like yourself for enrollment into ACMedical. Taking a proper medical education history of each candidate will play a critical role in providing each with evidence based consultative advice, as well as enrolling them in the highest yield services and clinicals that ACMedical offers, and preparing each Member for what’s to come in their upcoming 1 year of Membership at ACMedical.

Skills Requirement & Expectations:

  • Advanced Communication, Organization & Customer Service
  • Keeping ACMedical Members on strict credentialing timelines
  • Addressing & de-escalating concerns raised by replying with solutions to Cases
  • Negotiating with outside vendors

As a Credentialing Assistant, you will be responsible for ensuring timely and efficient internal (for ACMedical) and external (e.g. hospital processing) credentialing of each Member, all while addressing all concerns raised by Members throughout their Membership. This position is best suited for medical graduates with experience being credentialed themselves as US healthcare facilities, or credentialing healthcare professionals for their work positions, as well as customer service. In this role, you will play a key role serving as an advocate for ACMedical Members reviewing and approving key enrollment documents, and setting proper expectations to ensure customer service which is within the confines of ACMedical Enrollment Agreement and operational protocols. You will be responsible for keeping all data up to date in Salesforce.com.

Skills Requirement & Expectations:

  • Advanced communication & customer service
  • Negotiating with US physician & hospital representatives for the betterment of ACMedical Members
  • Setting proper expectations for US physicians to deliver quality clinical experience to ACMedical Members
  • Ensuring that ACMedical Members are representing our society in the most professional manner
  • Understanding US laws pertaining to clinical rotations and patient contact, and educating ACMedical Members on them
  • Addressing & de-escalating concerns raised by replying with solutions to Cases
  • Protecting ACMedical Clinical Sites against potentially problematic situations
  • Recruiting new physicians and hospitals to serve as preceptors & hosts

As a Clinical Coordinator, you will assist the Enrollment team to gain approvals for clinical rotations, as well as work with other Clinical Coordinators to approve and confirm all upcoming Clinical Blocks. Ensuring on-time start and end to each rotation is key, and complete familiarity with our inventory of clinical opportunities will be essential in order to provide alternatives when a Clinical Site backs-out. This position requires experience communicating with U.S. licensed physicians and hospital administration, so communication skills is key. You will be responsible for keeping all data up to date in Salesforce.com.

Skills Requirement & Expectations:

  • Excellent English writing, editing & communication
  • Ensuring ACMedical Members receive their membership benefits, on time
  • Listening to, empathizing and quickly identifying residency application red-flags using latest primary evidence
  • Offering ACMedical Services to prospective ACMedical Members to address such red-flags
  • Encouraging Members to upgrade to memberships with more advanced mentorship benefits to ensure positive residency Match outcomes
  • Coordinating online workshops, office hours, webinars, podcasts
  • Addressing & de-escalating concerns raised by replying with solutions to Cases

As a Career Development Intern, you will learn and be able to counsel future residency candidates using evidence-based research, and updated data for this and next annual Match. You will also assist Dr. Mizani, Healthcare Writers & Editors, and other senior personnel on all matters other than Credentialing and Clinical Coordinating, such as co-hosting webinars and podcasts, coordinating meetings, collecting Career Development documents from Members, etc. You will be responsible for keeping all data up to date in Salesforce.com.

Skills Requirement & Expectations:

  • Excellent English writing, editing & communication
  • Using social media and other marketing tools to create and maintain the company’s brand
  • Working with marketing professionals to develop social media marketing campaigns
  • Interacting with customers and other stakeholders via the company’s social media accounts
  • Helping to create and continuously analyzing the company’s digital marketing plan and social media strategy and identifying strategic weaknesses and making recommendations for improvements
  • Researching social media trends and informing management of changes that are relevant to the ACMedical’s marketing activities
  • Setting key performance indicators (KPIs) for social media campaigns, such as targets for a certain number of shares or likes and measuring a campaign’s performance against the KPIs

A Social Media, Community & Marketing Intern will help oversees ACMedical’s interactions with the public through implementing content strategies on social media platforms. Their duties include analyzing engagement data, identifying trends in customer interactions and planning digital campaigns to build community online. You will be responsible for keeping all data up to date in Salesforce.com.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Initial applications are reviewed daily. If your initial application is accepted, you will receive a link to our full job application, and instructions on how to schedule your online interview with Dr. Mizani. Interview offers are valid for 48 hours, so we appreciate your immediate response.

Now accepting applications for July 5th, 2022 start date (2022/2023 cycle)

Click here to see the six 2021/2022 cycle ACMedical Interns

Reasons to Apply Now

ACMedical Internships are designed for medical graduates with a very specific goal of securing U.S. medical residency interviews and a Match within 12 months of completing their internship obligation. This is why at the conclusion of each 12-month internship term, each Intern will receive up to $15,000 in ACMedical Credit on File to help pay for up to 16 weeks of U.S. clinical rotations, ACMedical’s highest level of membership, and Dr. Mizani’s direct mentorship and support for the following U.S. medical residency Match cycle.

While most employers may not be incentivized to see you leave for residency, we at ACMedical look forward to it and will do everything in our power to assist you secure and do well in each U.S. medical residency interview once you complete your 12-month internship obligation.

Working at ACMedical is not only rewarding because of the numerous good deeds you will do for each Member, but your ability to learn how the administrative side of healthcare and graduate medical education work hand in hand will sharpen your skills to solve new-age problems efficiently and effectively, especially during the pandemic. Best of all, ACMedical Interns will be infused within an extraordinary diverse group of both U.S. and international medical students and graduates (ACMedical Interns) with the sole focus of acculturating each into the U.S. clinical system and U.S. licensed physicians that they are being placed in and with, and the GME which they are being prepared for. Through this intense process, ACMedical Interns will learn the challenges faced and solutions offered by ACMedical to all parties involved.

All ACMedical Interns must report daily to Dr. Mizani and other leadership team members at ACMedical. In turn, this provides each Intern the unique opportunity to learn about professionalism, leadership, and keys to success in in each Intern’s upcoming residency.

‘Work Benefits’ include mainly remote work, 401(k) and 401(k) Matching (if your internship is promoted to a full time position), Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Schedule, Flexible Spending Account, Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Professional Development Assistance and Vision Insurance.

‘Residency Prep Benefits’ start upon the conclusion of a 1 year internship, where each Intern will receive up to $15,000 in ACMedical Credit on File to help pay for up to 16 weeks of U.S. clinical rotations, ACMedical’s highest level of membership, and Dr. Mizani’s direct mentorship and support for the following year’s U.S. medical residency Match cycle.

Once you are done with your 12-month Internship, you can use up to $7,900 of your $10,000 (or up to $12,900 if you earn all $15,000) in Credit on File to complete up to 20 weeks of U.S. clinical rotations at any ACMedical affiliated clinical site which you qualify for, and begin securing your Letters of Recommendation. So not only do you get paid for working with the most medical graduate friendly organization in the world, but we will help you establish patient contact at key ACMedical affiliates which will improve your residency Match competitiveness. A signed ACMedical Member Enrollment Agreement is required for issuance and usage of COF, and all ACMedical Products & Services.

WE LOVE OUR JOBS HERE AT AMERICLERKSHIPS AND THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN HOW WE SUPPORT YOU

Helping future healthcare professionals from across the globe learn from one another, become acculturated and gain U.S. clinical experience in the highest rated clinical sites and teaching hospitals, coupled with expert consultations and residency-prep are tall orders, but we pride ourselves in having developed the practical, technological and operational infrastructure needed to be able to achieve these goals every day.

  • We provide expert guidance for all categories of clients and services we provide.
  • We understand that everyone's situation is unique, and have resources allocated for a more 1-on-1 approach if the situation calls for it.
  • We will stay up to date in the field of U.S. medical residency-prep, and continue to expand our client resources every day.
  • All of our employees work under one roof in our Irvine, California headquarters; no outsourcing.
Each one of our services and resources are tailored specifically towards individual residency applications and personal circumstances. No two solutions work the same for our Members, so we ensure to customize our approach to maximize chances, minimize lost time, and optimize results based on latest published residency-relevant research.
Our recommendations are not only evidence and research based, but they take shape as a result of having various levels of contributions towards the success of our 4,300 Alumni, who have reached their dreams of treating patients all across the world (over 20,000 patients/day, in fact). We don't move away from our expertise, and have remained focused on U.S. healthcare acculturation and medical residency-prep for pre-health students, healthcare students and graduates from across the globe since 1999.
By integrating our approach to residency preparation with state-of-the-art cloud-based technologies, we instantly update our Members with new data, findings and resources across our many online platforms. This has also helped significantly improve our customer service and Member relations as well over the years, consolidating support needed for our complex business under acmedical.org/support.
We track our Member's number of residency and fellowship interviews and matches, jobs secured after graduating from residency across the United States and the globe. This level of real-time interaction with our Members enables us to analyze changing patterns and trends, and to recommend immediate strategic actions during the Match to our Members, before it's too late.
With thousands of members and positive Match outcomes, we lead the industry in our commitment to every aspect of the U.S. healthcare acculturation and medical residency-prep. It is not just clinical rotations or personal statements; we consider every possible factor and make them work in your favor.