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Clinical Clerkships in the CAF

Discussion in 'ERAS and the NRMP Match' started by borrelia, Jul 30, 2009.

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  1. borrelia

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    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!!!:)
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    I too want to know how to list this info.
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    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
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    From the ERAS worksheet:

    Agreed you should only do this if you are a non carib IMG with a few US rotations.
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    what about a research rotation? can it be included in research experience?
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    Yes, and you should, since it will give you a chance to describe what you did.
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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    You can list them in the Work experience, noting that they are "scheduled for Sept 2009" (or whenever).
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    Thanks for that response! That clears things up.

    Cheers.

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