Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp 264–265

Intensive one-week orientation for foreign medical graduates entering an internal medicine residency program

  • Fred Rosner
  • David R. Dantzker
  • Steven Walerstein
  • Seymour Cohen
Brief Reports


The authors describe an intensive week-long introduction to hospital-based medical practice for foreign medical graduates (FMGs) entering an internal medicine residency program. The intensive orientation helps the FMGs function more effectively in the American hospital environment and reduces the frequency of personal and professional adjustment problems. The program is easily adaptable to other hospitals with large numbers of FMG residents.

Key words

foreign medical graduates education residency orientation 


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© Society of General Internal Medicine 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred Rosner
    • 1
  • David R. Dantzker
  • Steven Walerstein
  • Seymour Cohen
  1. 1.Queens Hospital CenterJamaica

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