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Frequently Asked Questions

I would like to request a clinical rotation slot with the NCIME, what Specialties do you offer and where?

Rotations are available right now for both students and graduates in Chicago, IL and Washington, DC in the following specialties:

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinolog
  • Gastroenterolog
  • Hem/Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Radiology

How do I obtain a U.S. Visa?

The National Center for International Medical Education is able to sponsor student visas for program participants. Sponsorship is based on rotation duration and location. For other questions regarding Visas, please visit:

How do I apply?

To complete an application for admission, please fill out our online application

What dates are available for me to attend?

Rotations are available on a first come first serve basis. Students from other programs also have access to these slots, so slots can fill quickly. When you call you will be told what is available and where. Your request will not be guaranteed until payment is made.

Will I need Insurance?

Students are required to attain medical malpractice insurance. It is the student’s responsibility to attain an insurance certificate no later than 2 weeks prior to the rotation start date. The NCIME can assist students with coverage for a fee of $1200. This processing fee will cover students for 1 year.

How much is the tuition?

Clinical Rotations are $450 per week. Fees are due a minimum of 2 weeks prior to start of rotation.

Where will I live?

Housing assistance is available and will be provided to you once your slot has been confirmed.

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