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Essen’s Clinical Clerkship Program Sees 16 Applicants Match for Residency

Bronx, NY (March 30, 2016)— Essen Medical Associates is proud to announce that 16 participants of its Clinical Clerkship program, a program designed to prepare International Medical Graduates (IMG’s) for residency application, recently matched. The placement offers encompassed a number of competitive hospitals including, but not limited to, Mt. Sinai St. Lukes, Bronx Lebanon, and South Nassau. This pool of 16 represents over 40% of the program’s active applicants.

Since its inception in 2005, Essen’s Clinical Clerkship program has provided an outlet to international medical graduates looking to garner the domestic clinical experience necessary for U.S. residency program placement.

The program is offered as either a part-time or full-time position, geared toward helping participants accrue clinical hours to more competitively position their application and enhanced qualifications for possible residency placement in the U.S.

In addition to providing hands-on clinical experience, Essen Medical offers opportunities for employment, networking, and research & publication outlets for all IMG program participants.

“The clerkship program was a great opportunity for me to gain valuable hands-on experience,” shared Charles Odom, a clerkship participant who successfully matched in the Psychiatry residency program at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. “I gained clinical experience that’s not easily accessible to an international medical graduate.”

From launching the program with a handful of dedicated IMGs, to the current long standing enrollment of over 100 rotating members of various medical graduate specialties and levels, the program has ushered many aspiring physicians into the medical field throughout New York State and beyond.

For more information on Essen’s Clinical Clerkship Program, or its application process, please visit or call 929 239 4160.


 Essen Health is an integrated healthcare delivery organization that provides high quality, compassionate, and accessible medical care to many of the most underserved residents of New York State. Guided by a population health model of care delivery, Essen’s patient-centric approach is focused on meeting patient needs in all care settings. With five clinical divisions, patient care is provided in medial offices, urgent care centers, hospitals, and nursing homes, as well as directly to patients in their homes. Founded in 1999, Essen clinicians provides care in all five boroughs of New York City and the surrounding communities.cclogo