Menu Icon Search
Close Search

About the ads

  1. If you prefer the SDN Blue style, go to the bottom left of the page and select "SDN Blue"

Clinical Clerkships in the CAF

Discussion in 'ERAS and the NRMP Match' started by borrelia, 07.30.09.

  1. borrelia

    borrelia

    Joined:
    07.30.09
    Messages:
    26
    Status:
    Medical Student

    SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads)
    Hi, I am an IMG, and as part of my medical education I did my clinical clerkships in the US.
    When editing my Common Application Form for MyEras, I do not see where it goes. Since US hands on clinical experience its so important for an IMG I am reluctant to post it in Experience as work, research or volunteer, because it was none of the above. Where would you add it??

    I do not feel it goes well as Other Medical school attended either.

    thanks a lot!!!:)
  2. medsRus

    medsRus

    Joined:
    02.18.08
    Messages:
    697
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I too want to know how to list this info.
  3. jiy76

    jiy76 Where's The Booze?

    Joined:
    09.02.02
    Messages:
    318
    Location:
    Brooklyn NY
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 10+ Year Member
    If you are an IMG from abroad and did a few rotations in the U.S u can list it on your cv. If you are an IMG from the carib schools u don't list your rotations.Everyone knows carib schools have clinicals in the u.s
  4. aProgDirector

    aProgDirector Pastafarians Unite! Moderator SDN Advisor

    Joined:
    10.11.06
    Messages:
    5,587
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    From the ERAS worksheet:

    Agreed you should only do this if you are a non carib IMG with a few US rotations.
  5. doc20

    doc20

    Joined:
    10.20.07
    Messages:
    383
    Location:
    Cleveland
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    SDN 5+ Year Member
    what about a research rotation? can it be included in research experience?
  6. aProgDirector

    aProgDirector Pastafarians Unite! Moderator SDN Advisor

    Joined:
    10.11.06
    Messages:
    5,587
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Yes, and you should, since it will give you a chance to describe what you did.
  7. doc20

    doc20

    Joined:
    10.20.07
    Messages:
    383
    Location:
    Cleveland
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    SDN 5+ Year Member

    how much attention do PD's pay to description listed?
    and can research rotation make or break a application? Would I be looked favorably compared to someone with similar stats if I have had research rotation? I am talking about IM programs?
  8. aProgDirector

    aProgDirector Pastafarians Unite! Moderator SDN Advisor

    Joined:
    10.11.06
    Messages:
    5,587
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    Depends on the program, but the standard answers would be "not much" and "no". Research is a nice add on, but residency is mainly about clinical work and that's what most PD's care about. If you bring a project to completion and get a publication out of it, that will make it mean more. A few programs are very research heavy/focused, and those programs will care much more.
  9. Muggie

    Muggie

    Joined:
    09.29.07
    Messages:
    26
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member

    I am an IMG currently doing some US clinical rotations. I have spent 3 months doing rotations and have 3 more months to go (until the end of November). As a lot of programs require at least 6 months of USCE I was wondering whether to include my last 3 months that I have not yet completed in my application. I don't want to be excluded from programs that require 6 months USCE.

    If you don't think these experiences should be included under the 'work experiences' section, where do you recommend I record them?

    Cheers.
  10. aProgDirector

    aProgDirector Pastafarians Unite! Moderator SDN Advisor

    Joined:
    10.11.06
    Messages:
    5,587
    SDN 7+ Year Member
    You can list them in the Work experience, noting that they are "scheduled for Sept 2009" (or whenever).
  11. Muggie

    Muggie

    Joined:
    09.29.07
    Messages:
    26
    Status:
    Medical Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Thanks for that response! That clears things up.

    Cheers.

// Share //

Style: SDN Universal