Handa Medical Group provides integrated learning opportunities for third year and fourth year medical students, clerkship for international physicians and physician assistants. Handa Medical Group is one of the leading medical placement programs that is affiliated with more than 30 hospitals and clinics across North America. We offer clerkship opportunities for core and elective clinical rotations.

All prerequisites must be met before a student is approved for a rotation. It is advised students apply 1 – 2 months prior to their start date so we can accommodate their specialty and hospital preference. Below are the required prerequisites that's are required in order to be approved for a clinical rotation.


Application Fee & Information Form

A non-refundable Application Fee & Confidentiality Contract is required prior to start date of the student's rotation.

Letter of Good Standing & Proof of Malpractice Insurance

Please have your school forward a letter of good financial & academic standing and approval of the clerkship for credit. A new letter of good financial & academic standing is required every 12 weeks. Letter of Good Standing is usually provided by your medical school.

Criminal Background Check

The Hospitals require a USA National Criminal Background Check. There is a $100 charge to complete the check via our office. Online documents are not accepted.

Curriculum Vitae/Resume

An overview of the student's qualifications, education and clinical experience.

Health Insurance

Proof of health insurance must be provided before the student can start their clerkship. Canadian students can submit a copy of their health card. Please provide copies of front and back of document/card.

Student Health Clearance Form

Record of all updated immunizations including MMR vaccination or immunity status, past Varicella infection or Varivax, Hepatitis B vaccination or refusal form, proof of Flu Shot, TB test (or if a known positive reactor, a negative chest xray). Records should be within 1 year of start date. Please include titer level reports.

Passport Size Photo

Please include 2 Passport size photo for identity verification purposes.

9 Panel Drug Test

Some specialties or Hospitals require undergoing a 9 Panel Drug Test.

State/Provincial ID

Please provide copies of State/Provincial issued ID (Drivers License)


Please provide copies of Page # 2 & Page # 3 of USA or Canadian passport. (page which shows your picture and information)

Proof of visa/immigration status in USA

Non-US Citizen students please provide copies of their immigration visa, which they will receive at US Customs either at the Airport or Border.


  1. All students are required to complete Basic Life Support CPR Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider & Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider certification courses within the first 12 weeks of their clinical clerkships under our program. Students can do them through the Handa Medical Group office or individually. Failure to complete these certification courses within the first 12 weeks will result in termination of clinical rotations through our program. Please provide copies of certification if you have already completed these courses. Online courses are not accepted.
  2. All students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation session.
  3. All students are required to wear the provided lab coats at certain Hospitals & Handa Medical Group student ID badges must be worn at all times.
  4. Please submit THREE copies of all documents – keep the originals for your personal records. Submitted documents will not be returned to the student.
Copyright 2020 Handa Medical Group