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At the end of 2012, president of American Medical International Quality Training (AMIQT), Dr. Peter Bernad and his colleagues began welcoming international medical students, graduates and physicians for month long US clinical observership and externships in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This program was specifically designed to benefit international medical graduates (IMG) and students to be able to function within the United States health system by observing the delivery of care first-hand. The AMIQT Observership Program is not intended to fill gaps in clinical knowledge or training; it is meant to familiarize and acculturate an IMG to the practice of medicine in a US clinical setting. This a great introduction to US medicine before IMGs successfully match into a hospital-based residency program.  We offer rotations in various specialties in the Washington, DC area. If you are interested in multiple specialties, we can accommodate you.

Dr. Peter Bernad, and his colleagues participating with AMIQT are board-certified in their specialties and have been in practice in the Washington, DC area for many years. The clinical rotations typically last four weeks; longer rotations can be accommodated. In a typical neurology rotation, students gain clinical experience in the offices of  Dr. Bernad’s Neurology private practice. They will learn to take histories, assess and diagnose patients, learn about a wide range of neurological diseases and disorders through assisting with and observing patients. The students begin in the clinic each morning and make hospital visits in the afternoon. They will shadow Dr. Bernad on hospital rounds after they finish in the clinic. Students are encouraged to explore their areas of interest in ongoing research and initiatives. They can collaborate with a doctor to pursue a suitable research project tailored to individual interests. Students will have to opportunity to give a presentation on a topic of their choosing with feedback from Dr. Bernad.

Through this experience, the students gain an intensive introduction to the complex American medical system. The rotations offered through AMIQT will provide a solid learning experience for the students and a valuable opportunity that allows them to enrich their medical training.

Peter Bernad


American Medical International Quality Training

  • Neurology

  • Internal Medicine

  • Psychiatry

  • Pediatrics

  • Ophthalmology

  • Obstetrics Gynecology

  • Family Practice/ Internal Medicine

  • Nephrology / Internal Medicine

  • Radiology

  • General Surgery

  • Neurosurgery

About Dr. Bernad


Peter G. Bernad, B.Sc., M.D.C.M., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Peter Bernad is a neurologist in the Washington, DC metropolitan region and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including George Washington University Hospital and Inova Alexandria Hospital. He received his medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 34 doctors at George Washington University Hospital and one of 18 at Inova Alexandria Hospital who specialize in Neurology.


Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD
M.P.H. School of Hygiene and Public Health

Johns Hopkins University; Washington, DC
School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

McGill University; Montreal, Quebec, Canada

University of London; London, England
Neurological InstituteJohn Marshall’s Firm, Queen Square

Ben-Gurion University; Negev, Israel
Siroka Medical Center

McGill University; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Summer Project Scholarship GrantThe In-Vitro Restoration of Red Blood Cell 2, 3 DPG and ATP Levels in Stored Blood

McGill University; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
B.Sc. Biochemistry and Genetics Honors Program

Medical Training

Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, MD
Summer Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Fellowship: National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, MD
National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and StrokeMedical Neurology Branch, Electroencephalography and Neuromuscular Sections

National Institutes of Health; Bethesda, MD
Radiological Health for Radionuclide Users Training

Residency: Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital,Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA

Internship and Residency: Internal Medicine
University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA

Externship: Endocrinology
Harbour General HospitalUniversity of California Los Angeles; Torrance, CA

St. Mary’s Hospital; Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Clinical Pathology Laboratory Intern, McGill University


  • French
  • Spanish
  • Hungarian