US Clinical & Research Experience

Below is a list of the YPC mentors in different US states. Depending upon the availability, they will be willing to help the young physicians gain US clinical experience (clinical electives, observorships, externships, or research). We also recommend checking the Job Posting section as well as our Facebook page for any positions. Please e-mail the following information to the mentors with your initial request:

  • Cover letter (with reference of YPC mentorship program, and what are you looking for)
  • Curriculum vitae
Name Specialty State Academic Institute and/or Hospital Name Mentorship Areas E-mail
Wiqar U. Sheikh Family Practice, Other Florida Duke, Nova & Keiser Universities Clinical Observorship, Externship
Abdus S. Lakhani Medicine Indiana Assistant Prof. Indiana university Clinical observorship
Latif Ahmad Medicine Pakistan DOW Medical College, JPMC Clinical Observorship  
Faizan Sheraz Medicine Texas Methodist Houston Clinical Observorship
Sumbal Babar Medicine Toledo Khyber Medical College Clinical Observorship
Muhammad Umer Nisar Medicine ANY ANY Clinical Observorship, Externship
Amjad G. Sheikh Medicine NY Carthage Area Hospital Clinical Observorship, Externship, Individual Guidance
Muhammad Ali Javed Medicine MO Mercy Hospital St Louis Clinical observorship, Externship, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance
Juwairia Mulla Medicine Chicago Dow Medical College Clinical observorship, Externship, Research
Juwairia Mulla Medicine New York Dow Medical College Clinical observorship, Externship, Research
Munis Raza Medicine Michigan Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners Clinical observorship, Externship, Research, Individual guidance
Muhammad Umer Nisar Medicine New York any Clinical observorship, Externship, Research, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance
Qazi Mohsin Medicine CA Emanuel Medical center Clinical observorship, Individual guidance
Aman khan Medicine Kansas Providence medical center Clinical observorship, Individual guidance
Faisal Latif Medicine Oklahoma VA Medical Center & University of Oklahoma Clinical observorship, Individual guidance
Muhammad Tahir Medicine NYK, IL Allama iqbal medical college lahore pakistan jinnah hospital lhr Externship, Research
Imran Azam Mirza Medicine New Jersey Cooper Hospital Camden NJ Individual guidance
Sumaira shafi Medicine New York Montefiore new Rochelle hospital Individual guidance  
rahil Ahmed Medicine ny Lumhs Research
Sufian Sorathia Medicine Florida Aventura Hospital Medical Center, affiliated with FIU Research, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance
Shahzad Iqbal Medicine NY Shahzad Iqbal Research, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance  
Mariam Khokhar Medicine, Family Practice TX UT Houston Clinical observorship, Externship, Research
Tanvir chodri Medicine, Family Practice, Other NC Randolph hospital Clinical observorship
sairah ahmed Medicine, Other texas university of texas, md anderson cancer center Clinical observorship, Individual guidance
Omair Atiq Medicine, Other TX University of Texas, Southwestern Individual guidance
Suneel arwani Medicine, Pediatrics New york, boaton,michigan Isra university hyderabad Research  
Naureen Syed Medicine, Psychiatry, Family Practice Houston TX DMC Research, Individual guidance
Syeda Manahil Haider Jeoffrey Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics NY,Chicago,Texas,california, Ziauddin University Externship, Individual guidance
Sajid Chaudhary Other FL UCF college of medicine Clinical observorship, Externship, Individual guidance  
Khurram Jehangir Khan Other PM&R, Pain Medicine, Brain injury Medicine, Hospice & Palliaitve Medicine, Headache Medicine USC, Los Angeles, CA Clinical observorship, Externship, Research, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance
Mujtaba Qazi, M.D. Other MO Pepose Vision Institute Clinical observorship, Research
Iqbal Zafar Hamid Other Anesthesiology JFK Medical center, Atlantis, FL Individual guidance
Moazzam Mohsin Other New york Ny presbyterian Hospital Individual guidance
Nazish Hashmi Other North Carolina Duke University Medical Center Individual guidance
Naeem Ahmad Other New York Icahn school of medicine Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance
Muhammad z iqbal Other New York (NY) nishtar medical college and hospital multan Research
Shahrukh Haider Other VA Department of health and human services Research
Dr.Sayeeda Amber Sayed Other Alberta, Canada Alberta Health Services Research, Lectures/Speaker
Saad Usmani Other NC Levine Cancer Institute/Carolinas Healthcare System Research, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance
Samiya Ahmad Pediatrics TX Baylor College of Medicine Clinical observorship, Externship, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance
MUHAMMAD USMAN SHAUKAT Pediatrics IL DECATUR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Clinical observorship, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance
Rizwana Sabeeh Psychiatry MA - Massachusetts Cambride Health Alliance Clinical observorship
Mohsin Ali Psychiatry TN Mental Health Cooperative Clinical observorship
Rubina Inayat Psychiatry FLorida Private practice Clinical observorship, Individual guidance
muhammad Tahir munir Psychiatry Indiana IU school of Medicine Clinical observorship, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance
Saghir Ahmad Psychiatry Pennsylvania Excelahealth System Individual guidance
maryam tariq Psychiatry, Family Practice FL university of miami Clinical observorship, Research
Hamza Jawad Radiology Missouri Washington University St. Louis Individual guidance
Muhammad shoaib umar Surgery California Bahria university medical and dental college karachi Clinical observorship
hammad Rana Surgery Pakistan shalamar medical college lahore Clinical observorship, Individual guidance
Shakeel A. Chowdhry Surgery Illinois Northshore University HealthSyste & University of Chicago Clinical observorship, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance
Muhammad Mansoor Mohiuddin Surgery MD NIH Research, Lectures/Speaker, Individual guidance


YPC helps provide subsidized temporary accommodation to incoming Pakistani-Descent young physicians who will spend a few months in US. The project was initially started in 2009 as a rented apartment in Bronx, New York.  Now, there are multiple houses in different US states. These are managed and supervised by different physicians as volunteers. Below is a list of the current houses and the respective supervisors.

House Location Accommodates Current Supervisor
APPNA House New York Males only Dr. Shahzad Iqbal, MD
APPNA Doctors House of Detroit Both males & females separately Dr. Majid Aized, MD
PPS House Chicago Both males & females separately Pakistani Physicians Society
First Female APPNA GHAR New Jersey Females only Dr. Rabia S. Awan, MD
Iqbalians House Philadelphia Males only Dr. Umer Hayat, MD
Kemcaana Doctors House Philadelphia Males only Dr. Waqas Khan, MD


APPNA House New York

Initially started in 2009 as an apartment in Bronx area, it was leter moved in 2013 to a house in the Queens’s area. It is a 2-story house with four bedrooms. It accommodates up to 20 young physicians per month. It is currently managed by Dr. Shahzad Iqbal ( The entire application process is now online. Please click the link below for the rules/regulations, and the application process. Access APPNA House Reservation System.

APPNA Doctors House of Detroit (ADHD)

Initially started in 2011, now has multiple apartments. Most of the young physicians visit this house to prepare for USMLE step 2 Clinical Skills. Dr. Majid Aized manages it.

80 East Hancock Street
Cathedral Tower Apts
Detroit, Michigan 48201

For accommodation at ADHD contact: Dr. Majid Aized:


  • Signed MOU between residents and APPNA / or Dr Majid Aized.
  • Passport copy.
  • Copy of the recent I 94 card if already in US/ or most recent US Visa copy if applying from Pakistan
  • Copy of MBBS degree/ MD degree/ BDS Degree.
  • Application to APPNA / or Dr Majid Aized mentioning the length and purpose to stay.

PPS House Chicago

Pakistani Physician Society is pleased to announce the launching of PPS house and PPS Externship Project. The aim of this project is to provide subsidized temporary accommodation for incoming Pakistani physicians and medical students as well arrange externship experience in Chicago area with different physician members of the society who have volunteered to be part of the project. The project accommodates up to 20 applicants per month who are provided externship opportunity with the consultants associated with the project. Visit PPS House Chicago & PPS Externship Project

First Female APPNA GHAR New Jersey:

Dr. Rabia S. Awan established it in 2014. It is a two bedroom apartment in central New Jersey, "Rahway", half a mile from train station, 30 minutes ride to New York City, 90 minutes ride to Philadelphia, PA. House can accommodate 6-8 students at a time.

For accommodation, please contact Dr. Rabia Awan (

Iqbalians House Philadelphia

It was established by AIMCAANA (Allama Iqbal Medical College Alumni Association of North America.

22 North Millbourne Ave.
Upper Darby, PA 19082

For accommodation, please contact Dr. Umer Hayat (

KEMCAANA Doctors House Philadelphia

It was established by KEMCAANA (King Edward Medical College Alumni Association of North America). It is a 5-bedroom house located in Upper Darby section of Philadelphia.

Please contact Dr. Waqas Khan for accommodation:


YPC works in collaboration with the Advocacy and Legislative affairs committee to help young physicians with security clearance and visa-related issues. All such requests should be sent to the Please provide the following information when requesting assistance with VISA issues.

  • Full name-(first and last name)
  • Date of birth (month/day/year)
  • Email
  • Medical College
  • Passport #
  • Type of VISA requesting
  • Specialty
  • Program name
  • Program city and state
  • Date and place of interview

Congratulations to all Young Physicians who have matched.

The objective of APPNA Visa Committee is to advise and facilitate the visa procedures for the matched residency applicants.

In order to streamline the process please contact APPNA by the end of May 2016, as this process is convoluted and the authorities have to verify documents in order for visas to be issued.

The current residents and fellows in the USA should be mindful that if they go out of the U.S. to get their visa renewed, the process can take up to 3 weeks or longer (approximately). So this committee can only help once 3 weeks have passed since the application submission.

All proper checks and procedures by the State Department have to be completed and we appreciate their hard work and support of our Young Physicians.

This committee in not mandated to assist or facilitate with B1/ B2 or any other visitor visa category.



The Young Physicians Committee of APPNA has introduced a loan program (Qarz-e-Hasana) for the deserving young physicians of Pakistan who are interested in pursuing post-graduate medical training in the United States. It will be awarded to the needy and deserving candidates annually based on multiple criteria including but not limited to academic excellence and interview process. The recipient will receive up to US $5,000 to facilitate for USMLE exams, travel for clinical skill testing and interviewing process for the residency programs in the US. Please send the signed Application Form and scanned Required Documents via E-mail to


  • Final year M.B.B.S. students
  • Fresh graduates (who have passed final exam within last 24 months)
  • Interested in pursuing post graduate medical training in the United States
  • Deserving young physicians (to be determined by the YPC)

Documents required:

  • Application form and signed ‘terms and conditions’ (link)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Passport copy
  • Medical College Degree/ Transcripts
  • All M.B.B.S. Professional Scores
  • ECFMG certificate copy
  • All USMLE Step Scores
  • A letter of recommendation from any US based physician or a Professor based in candidate's own medical school

If you like to contribute towards the APPNA loan program (Qarz-e-Hasana), please fill-up the pledge form.