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Medical Specialists

Internal Medicine Observership / Externship / Internship 

Our Internship program provides undergraduates, graduates, and medical students interested in pursuing a medical career an opportunity to interact professionally with patients and medical staff at Functional Holistic Healing.

We only allow 1-2 students at a time to provide an effective experience. We allow the participants to observe and learn the skills they need to succeed in clinical practice. Areas covered during the Observership / Externship / Internship program include:

1. Completion of 2 Mini-cex for pathway 6
2. Medical interviewing
3. Physical examination
4. Doctor-patient relationship.
5. Clinical reasoning.
6. Humanism and professionalism.
7. Health promotion/disease prevention.
8. Electronic Medical Records.
9. Patient communication skills include identifying their health concerns and creating.
differential diagnoses and treatment plans to address the concerns.
10. Communicating with pharmacies to order and/or refill medications
11. Reviewing lab results and interpreting them.
12. Observing blood Draws, administration of intravenous therapy and Intramuscular injections.
13. One-on-one mentorship with Dr. Nadia Ali.
14. Opportunity to participate in research.


Dr. Nadia Ali,
Integrative Internal  Medicine


  • Undergraduates, Graduates or medical students.

  • Individuals who are graduates from an approved medical school and aspire to participate in a learning experience.

  • Individuals must provide proof of US Citizenship or a Sponsored visa during the onboarding process. 

Application process

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 All participants must complete the internship / externship / observership Application form and Checklist.

Length of Internship / Externship  / Observership

The length of time can be 1 week, 2 weeks or 4 weeks. An extension can be requested. Upon the expiration of the rotation, he/she will no longer be permitted access to the facility.

B-1/B-2 Visa or Permanent Resident

An international medical student wishing to participate in the International Internship / Externship / Observership Program (hereinafter referred to as “Participant”) shall be international medical student wishing to participate in the International Internship / Externship / Observership Program (hereinafter referred to as “Participant”) shall be responsible for obtaining a B-1 (Visitor for Business) or B-2 (Visitor for Tourism) non-immigrant visa from the appropriate authorities.

A Participant must own an unexpired, valid passport and maintain the validity of such passport for the entire duration of the Participant’s Internship / Externship / Observership.

Any and all costs incurred in obtaining or maintaining a Participant’s visa status shall be borne by the Participant.

Visa Letter

At Functional Holistic Healing, we facilitate the provision of a Visa Letter for international graduates desiring to visit the United States. Upon submission and subsequent acceptance of your application, we ensure the issuance of the visa letter to assist in your travel arrangements.

Location and Directions 

Functional Holistic Healing is strategically located at 995 Old Eagle School Rd, Suite 311, Wayne, PA, 19087, ensuring accessibility and convenience for our visitors. The office is 26 miles from Philadelphia International Airport, facilitating ease of commute for our esteemed guests and associates.

Accommodation and Transportation

We will not provide any accommodations to the internees. 

The well-known hotels near to Functional Holistic Healing are: 

  Other options for accommodations are:

Closest Bus Station

Closest Train Station

Devon Park Dr 456 & Old Eagle School Rd - MBNS, Tredyffrin Township, PA 19087

7 minutes walk from the clinic                

Strafford, Wayne, PA 19087

45 mintues walk from the office

Parking Space

Conveniently located near our facility, the parking area ensures easy access for all interns during their time with us. We prioritize creating a hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus on your internship without concern for vehicle safety or parking availability.


What can I expect to learn and experience during my internship / externship / observership at Functional Holistic Healing?

The internship / externship / observership program at Functional Holistic Healing, under Dr. Nadia Ali, is designed to provide undergraduates, graduates, and medical students with comprehensive exposure to clinical practice in a functional and integrative medicine setting. Interns will have the opportunity to observe and learn various skills crucial for clinical practice, such as medical interviewing, physical examination, patient communication, reviewing lab results, observing medical procedures like blood draws and intravenous therapy, and participating in one-on-one mentorship and research opportunities.

How does Functional Holistic Healing ensure the confidentiality and legal compliance of its interns?

Interns are bound by a stringent confidentiality agreement, ensuring that all patient data and interactions are kept confidential and used solely for learning and fulfilling internship requirements. Interns are also expected to adhere to HIPAA laws and other federal and state regulations, with violations subject to disciplinary actions, including potential legal consequences.

How long is the internship / externship / observership and can it be extended?

The internship can be of varying lengths: 1 week, 2 weeks, or 4 weeks. Extensions can be requested, but upon the expiration of the rotation, access to the facility will no longer be permitted unless an extension is granted.

What is the visa process for international medical students wishing to internship / externship / observership?

Applicants must complete the internship / externship / observership application form and checklist, ensuring all sections are filled and any necessary documents, like a copy of the passport for international students, are attached. Applications should be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the desired start date. Selection is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and incomplete applications will not be considered.

How do I apply and what is the selection criteria for the internship / externship / observership?

International medical students must secure a B-1 (Visitor for Business) or B-2 (Visitor for Tourism) non-immigrant visa. They must possess an unexpired, valid passport and bear all costs related to obtaining and maintaining their visa status. After acceptance into the internship / externship / observership program, a visa letter will be provided to assist in travel arrangements.

What are the safety and conduct policies interns must adhere to?

Interns must comply with all safety guidelines and policies, including accident prevention, reporting of unsafe conditions, and adherence to safety procedures during medical tasks. Additionally, interns are expected to adhere to a strict code of conduct, which includes professional behavior, adherence to drug-free workplace policies, and compliance with patient interaction guidelines. Violation of these policies may result in termination of the internship / externship / observership.

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