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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply?

Submit an application → with as much accurate information as possible. A team member will contact you once it has been received to proceed through the registration process. The initial application on the website is free. Additional fee information is provided after you have submitted an application.

What is the recommended timeframe I should apply for rotations I am interested in?

All rotations are on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit an application at least 2 months prior to your expected start date. If the desired rotations are readily available, processing and confirmation may be done earlier. We only schedule and confirm rotations 1-2 months in advance of your intended start date.

What documentation is required for the application and registration?

The application itself does not require additional documents. Once your application has been received you will get an email with a registration packet with additional information and required documents that need to be completed in order to be placed into a rotation.

How long is a rotation?

Each rotation is a minimum of 4 weeks. We do not offer less than 4-week rotations. Additional time can be added within one specialty or other specialties based on preceptor availability.

Are the rotations hands-on or observerships?

All rotations are hands-on experiences. Our excellent preceptors understand why you are participating  in the rotation, thus allow as much of a hands-on experience as possible. The dedication  you put into the rotation will allow you to gain more  knowledge and overall experience.

What is the cost of a rotation?

The cost of the rotation may vary based on if you request inpatient only, outpatient only or a combination rotation, as well as the number of rotations requested. Please complete and submit an application for more information.

Are there discount options for rotations?

Yes, we do offer discounts if more than 1 rotation (4 weeks) is requested/confirmed.

What is the refund policy?

A 25% withholding fee will be charged for any cancellations once a rotation has been confirmed.

Do you offer Telerotations?

We do not offer Telerotations. All of our rotations require that the student be present in person for the full experience.

Do you offer assistance with a visa invitation letter?

Yes, for Medical Graduates Only. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain the visa and we will provide a letter, for an additional fee, stating the duration, location of the rotation and name of the doctor you will be working with.

Please note: HMC does not sponsor visas, we do not guarantee that you will get your visa and we do not guarantee any expediting of the process. You receiving the visa to travel to the USA for a particular rotation is at the discretion of immigration services.

If you are approved for the visa, then you will need to pay the full fees for a rotation and it would then be scheduled based on preceptor availability.

Do we require passing USMLE scores to participate in a rotation?

No, board exam scores/completion are not required to participate in rotations with HMC. We do expect keen interest in learning during your stay in the rotation.

I am in medical school. Can I do a rotation with you?

Yes. Anyone is eligible, who has legal documents to stay in USA, is allowed irrespective of what stage of your journey you are in.

What is the name of my supervising doctor?

Doctor information is not released prior to completion of the application, registration and payment of all fees. Once these have been confirmed, a team member will inform you of the doctor name and location of the rotation.

Will my rotation be in a hospital or in an office?

It depends upon the supervising doctor. May be both or just one. Please note that inpatient rotations have limited availability.

Where will my rotation be located?

All rotations, regardless of specialty, are located within a 5-10 mile radius of HMC headquarters (Sugar Land, TX). We do not offer rotations in other states, only in the greater Houston/Sugar Land, Texas area.

Do you offer assistance with housing?

We do not place students in a housing facility, but can offer suggestions for local motels and other forms of accommodation depending upon the duration of your rotation. This information is provided during the registration process. All travel, lodging and living costs are the responsibility of the student.

Will the LOR be on office or hospital letterhead?

It depends upon the supervising doctor, however many rotations we offer are given on hospital letterhead. Please refer to services →  for more information.

Is a LOR guaranteed?

The LOR is at the discretion of the doctor you work with and the effort you put forth. You would need to discuss your LOR with your preceptor once you are actively in the rotation.

What will the schedule be like?

It will be dependent upon the specialty and the doctor’s specific schedule. Most rotations are Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM CST.

What is HMC privacy policy?

Houston Medical Clerkship does not guarantee placement into a residency program. Houston Medical Clerkship does not collect personal data except for use in the application or registration process. Houston Medical Clerkship does not sell any personal data submitted by visitors to our site to any third parties. Houston Medical Clerkship may collect personal data, in which case, the following rules apply:  Houston Medical Clerkship will abide by all applicable laws concerning the release of personal information and we respect the privacy of users visiting our website. Any user reviews, student interviews, photographs/video and feedback submitted to Houston Medical Clerkship may be used for promotional marketing materials.

Need More Information?

Please contact us if you have any additional questions and our team will be glad to help. We are here to understand your individual needs and assist you.