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Clinical Observerships at UPHS

Observerships may be granted on a case-by-case basis to the following individuals: graduates of non-ACGME accredited medical schools; individuals in good standing at a non-ACGME accredited training program; or individuals who are invited, based on the trainee’s past experiences, by a clinical department in the Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania (CPUP). The individuals who are applying for an observership from a non-United States program or country of origin must be coming to the United States for the experience and returning to their country of origin, or must have other arrangements independent of and outside of UPHS after the observership.

No physician trainee under contract anywhere as a resident or fellow may be brought into a UPHS Graduate Medical Education (GME) sponsored program as an observer. Such physician trainees must be considered as an outside rotator to a UPHS program, and must follow all policies and procedures for outside rotations.

For a complete detail of the application process and the rules of the observership, please download the complete policy.

The availability of an observership is at the discretion of individual CPUP clinical departments based on that department's availability of resources, and the existence of this policy creates no obligation on the part of any clinical department in CPUP to provide such an experience.

Links to Attached Files

Observership Policy

Observership Checklist

Observership Agreement

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