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 KEF Medical Elective Program KMEP-2
  Limited Space

 AGES: 21+
 Duration: 4 WEEKS 

    Individuals & Groups 

Program Overview: KEF Medical Elective Program KMEP-2 (160 hours total)

Observerships are very important when it comes to residency applications for an international medical graduate (IMG). Finding a good program and navigating through the process can be daunting. Our KMEP-2 program aims to deliver a multifaceted experience to international medical students in their final year before graduation. This four-week Internal Medicine observership provides the student with the opportunity to develop their clinical and analytical skills in assessing and treating patients. The students are expected to improve their understanding of the English language skills required for effective communication with patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting in the U.S.


Description Part 1: Technical English for Medical Doctors-80 hrs

The first component (of Part 1) is a rigorous and in-depth English language course focused on scientific and medical terminology. Medical students receive instruction in the appropriate use of medical terms, including proper English expression and pronunciation. As a result, they will gain a deeper understanding of common phrases, profession – specific terminology, and become more comfortable using English to communicate with professionals and patients effectively and accurately in clinical settings. 

The second component (of Part 1) aims to offer a comprehensive understanding of the medical and allied health systems in the United States. In a series of workshops, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the health care system in the United States by analyzing and comparing clinical practices, services, and industries between countries. The aim of these workshops is to offer facilitated discussions with student-to-student interaction, where both student groups would have the opportunity to collaborate and learn. more

The third component (of Part 1) involves visiting hospitals in Orlando, Florida that specialize in different areas including the newly developed Lake Nona Medical City.

Performance evaluation (of Part 1)

Upon successful completion of this part of the program students will be awarded a Technical English for Medical Doctors Certificate from the college to recognize their achievement.


Description Part 2: Medical Elective Observership Rotations-80 hrs

This four-week Internal Medicine Sub-internship provides the student with the opportunity to serve as a sub-intern on a general medical service and allows the student an opportunity to further develop their skills in assessing and treating patients. The student is expected to function as an integral member of the medicine team, and to interact with the interprofessional team to provide optimal patient-centered care. The program aims to ensure a strong clinical experience, adequate teaching and supervision, and to meet realistic expectations for that of a future resident (regardless of discipline). more

Students learn to work across disciplines and professions on a healthcare team, effectively document and relay patient care information between other care providers and learn how to gather information to create a well-formulated assessment and plan within a patient care team.

Performance evaluation:

Students will be assessed by their preceptor based on direct observation, input from other physicians and residents, student procedure, attendance, case and topic presentations, and their patient write-ups. All participants will receive a Letter of Participation  of Completion. An LOR is at discretion of the doctors.

Searching for an English program that will help prepare you for medical school?  Check out our KEF Medical English Program KMEP-1.

Program Descriprion
What's Included
Here is some important information you need to know.

KEF USA also offers assistance to international medical students and serves as a liaison between our office and agents, teachers, and doctors who form part of our program. Our goal is to provide participants with great service and for them to have an overall remarkable experience. Our office also provides support services and events such as; international student orientation; assistance with U.S. visa; air tickets; accommodations; theme park and attraction tickets, shows, and more. We have partnered with travel agencies specializing in Florida to provide assistance to students before their trip and during their stay in Orlando. WHO CAN APPLY Currently enrolled medical students who have completed the last year of school, but not yet graduated. All students applying must score at least a High-Intermediate Level on the English proficiency test provided once they apply. KMEP-2 enrollment must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Students are approved based on several factors, including but not limited to space/capacity limitations. REQUIREMENTS A passport valid for six months after arrival in the U.S. A U.S. visa (B1/B2 or F1) - KEF USA will assist you in getting a visa Medical school transcripts Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 Medical exam to rule out diseases of public health significance, like TB disease WHAT’S INCLUDED 80 hours of English instruction at Valencia College 80 hours of Medical Elective Observership program Assistance in getting an F1 visa, if needed Concierge for services in Orlando - hotel, tickets, insurance, etc. Transcript translations ( Assistance in filling-out the application for the observership (putting it together, collecting documents)for PROGRAM COST Tuition-Please email us at for updated information A $300 non-refundable application fee Costs for an F1 visa: (A B1/B2 visa may also be used if a student already holds one.) US$160 visa fee US$200 SEVIS fee US$160 mandatory health insurance OTHER COSTS INVOLVED Airfare Accommodations (family, AirBNB, hotel, multi bedroom vacation home) Meals Ground transportation Trip cancellation insurance (not mandatory, but strongly recommended) Over the counter medications (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc.) REQUIRED ITEMS Laptop with internet and video capability Stethoscope White coat and scrubs DATES OF PROGRAMS November 7 - December 2, 2022 June 5 - June 30, 2023 You must arrive at least a day before the start of the program and depart at least a day after it ends. It is important to consider the type of visa you hold when planning this trip. Your stay in the U.S. may be extended if your visa category allows. LOCATION Orlando, Florida

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College Campus
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Celebration Hospital
Classroom Building

Lake Nona's Medical City

Optional Add-on for Groups Only
  • English ESL Instruction per Program

  • English Placement Test

  • Medical English Program

  • Real-Life English Activities

  • Books, Workbooks & Dictionary

  • 3D Computerized Medical Animation

  • Visits to Medical Facilities

  • Application Fee $300

  • Certificate of Completion & Ceremony

  • KEF USA Backpack & KEF T-Shirt

  • 24 Hour Manned Security

  • 24 Hour ATM Machine

  • Entrance to Theme Parks & Attractions

  • Exciting Range of Fun-filled Activities 

  • All Ground Transportation / Airport Transfers Per Program

  • Well-Appointed, Modern, Safe Accommodations

  • Free Wi-Fi / Computer Access

  • 84 Nutritious Meals / 56 Snacks

  • Restaurant & Convenience Store 

  • Auditorium / Movie Room / Game Room

  • Swimming Pool & Fitness Center 

  • Complete Water Park 

  • Tennis / Beach Volleyball / Basketball Courts

  • Use of Washers and Dryers 

DisneyWorld Theme Parks
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Miami Tour
Indoor Skidiving
 Dali Museum 
Next available dates: 
November 7 - December 2, 2022
June 5- June 30, 2023

For the cost of tuition and other dates, please email us at
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