1. A

    Away rotation in Heart Failure: Temporary state medical license timelines

    Hello, I'm a general cardiology fellow and have a chance to do an away rotation in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology (the area of my interest) for a month in August. However it seems like most states have extensive paperwork requirements for obtaining a temporary license as a...
  2. G

    Cook County Anesthesia Elective - Experience

    Just finishing my last week of anesthesia at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, thought I would share my current thoughts about the rotation. At first glance being overwhelmed in a big city with a busy patient population I couldn't feel more welcome by the residents here. The relationship...
  3. Asclepius293

    3rd Year Elective - Interest in EM

    Hey all, In the luck of the draw, I'll be starting third year on elective. I'm limited on what I can choose from due to not having completed core rotations. To add to that, the emergency medicine elective is not available for my elective month. Any advice on what might be beneficial at this...
  4. H

    Anesthesia elective

    Can you please help me find an elective/clerkship in Anesthesia. I still didn't apply for a program as most universities require Step1 scores or do not accept international visiting students. If you know any program please let me know
  5. A

    Elective Advice

    I have been interested in Cardiology since undergrad and despite keeping an open mind through med school, I still feel like it's far and above my favorite. One of my first rotations is an elective. Sounds like a great chance to get into a cardiology away rotation early on but being that I'm...
  6. J

    How essential is it to get a LoR from a US doc?

    Hey all, apologies if this is in the wrong place. UK med student looking to do FM in the US. We're planning our electives now and there's not long enough between now and then to do USMLE Step1,2ck and cs which means opportunities for sub-Is are limited. This leaves me with the options of 1) Do...
  7. mhmd1ahmd

    Johns Hopkins VS St. Jude children research hospital

    which is better for someone pursuing a pediatrics residency? 1. Two months of research at Johns Hopkins in computational genomics with a very good chance of publishing one paper. 2. One month clinical rotation in pediatrics surgical oncology at St. Jude children research hospital in Tennessee. I...
  8. mhmd1ahmd

    Elective for international medical student?

    Good evening everybody, could you help me please find elective rotation in the US in February or March 2019 ?? I am a final year medical student from Egypt, USMLE step 1 score : 248 and TOEFL iBT score: 108 and I have a valid B1 visa. Looking for any elective rotation in any specialty that...
  9. Rads Consult

    Free Radiology Clinical Decision Support Tool/How, What, and Why to Order Advanced Imaging

    www.radsconsult.com is the only medical resource of its kind that is both comprehensive and free. Nearly every physician orders imaging routinely during the care of their patients however there is no formal training in how, what or why to order an exam. Many physicians and students don't even...
  10. D

    Canadian Electives compared to US electives.

    When i reach year 6 in my med school (m4 equivalent) , i am supposed to go to the US to do USCE to gain experience and get some LOR's. Came to my attention that i need ALL my core clerkships to be done by the time i apply , which isnt possible since in my school , we do some core clerkships in...
  11. D

    Supplemental Applications for Elective Rotations

    I'm applying for an elective rotation, but they have a supplemental application. They ask me to list my extracurricular activities - which I have already listed in detail on my CV (which has been provided to them) . My question is do I just list the title of my extracurriculars or do i go into...
  12. J

    Electives after graduation

    Hi all ! I applied last year for electives in several places and managed to get three electives in University Hospitals from August - October. I am graduating in June this year from med school (usually we are issued diplomas only in December or January every year). I really want to do these...
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    Electives for International Med Students

    Hey guys, I am an international medical student and I sent in an application for elective rotations at Cornell. They do not require USMLEs but I have decent scores in both Step 1 and CK. I applied for infectious disease, oncology, GI and some other specialties, all internal medicine...
  14. mhmd1ahmd

    Cleveland Clinic elective Toefl requirements

    Hi, I am international medical student from Egypt and I have a question regarding the TOEFL requirements for Cleveland Clinic elective. I scored 109 (R:30, L:29, S:23, W:27). At Cleveland they require 26 in speaking and mine is 23, so can I apply safely or I will waste my money? Has anyone done...
  15. C

    Elective in Italy

    Hi, are there any Italian students here with elective advice? I'm planning on going to Italy at the end of the year for holiday and I thought it would be nice to try get an elective in around then. I've tried going through the international med students association but their clerkships are...
  16. T

    Neuro Medical Elective in the UK

    Hi! I'm an international medical student and I'm planning to take a medical elective in the UK. I have already applied to the Walton Centre in Liverpool - has anybody done a neurology elective here? If yes, how was the experience? Also what are the other recommended places to do a neuro...
  17. E

    Aiming EM/IM residency, Surgery Elective?

    Hey, I'm an FMG entering my final year, and hoping to match into either EM or IM. I have an elective in an IM subspecialty at a good program, and am organising an EM elective through a contact at another hospital. I just got offered a Surgery Sub-I in a really great program. Aside from the...
  18. pikappa

    IMG-friendly Pathology electives?

    Does anyone know any medical schools that offer pathology electives that I can attend? I am currently a medical student at a university in Europe.
  19. C

    Advice for choosing electives?

    Hi everyone, So I am an MS2 interested in going into surgery. My school has asked us to start thinking about what elective rotations to take next year (we are allowed two 4-week electives and a 2-week elective). I am having a hard time narrowing down what to choose. I am currently interested...
  20. M

    Accepted to Yale Elective!! Need advice!!!

    Could anyone offer their experiences at Yale as an elective student? I've been accepted for IM-Gastro and IM-Allergy/Immuno and a friend of mine I think has been accepted for General Surgery. If anyone could offer their experiences or advice as to whether it's worth taking, I'd appreciate it...
  21. R

    Clinical experience in US for IMG

    Hi guys! This is the first post I'm writing although I have been lurking around SDN for a few years now. I'm in a bit of a situation and would really appreciate some advice. I'm currently a 4th year medical student in Ireland, and would like to apply for the Ophth match when I graduate...
  22. P


    I am an final year international medical student, willing to pursue IM residency. My quick question is which one is better: 1. Total 2700$ for 8 weeks - to work with a cardiologist and a gastroenterologist at a private clinic 4 weeks each- total 8 weeks. 2. 5250$ for 8 weeks to work at FIU...
  23. K

    St. Mary's Hospital (Imperial) or Guy's Hospital (King's) for elective?

    Hey guys. I'm a med student from NZ who has just got a yes from both Imperial College and King's College for my final year elective. I am not trying to decide where to go! The electives are Gen Surg in St. Mary's Hospital or or O & G in Guy's Hospital. I would really like a plcae with nice...
  24. A

    International undergraduate dental student internships

    Hey! I am in the middle of my second year BDS and I was looking forward to doing an internship/electives in the US when I would be in my third year. Is anyone aware of any internships that accept third year international students?
  25. R

    USCE or research? which one is better for radiology?

    Hello, I am a last year medical student at a foreign medical school. I am planning to apply for radiology residency in the USA. I am in a desperate dilemma and I want to hear your reflections on it. As you already know USCE is said to be a 'must' for IMGs and I have been trying to get one but...
  26. S

    Advice about Ophthalmology Electives

    Hi Everyone, I have seen some threads in which people provide really specific advice about residency applications, interviews, etc. Since many students applying to the match this year will be starting their away and home program ophthalmology electives soon, I wanted to try to create an...
  27. G

    Cleveland Clinic Application

    Hi. I'm an IMG from India. I've taken both IELTS and TOEFL. I got a score of 8 and 100 respectively. However, to apply for an elective at Cleveland Clinic, I understand I require a High Score on my TOEFL Speaking and Writing. I got a 258 on my Step 1. Will they accept an IELTS as a test of...
  28. L

    Best time to do elective for Mohs fellowship?

    Hi, Does anyone have any comments/advice on what would be the best time period in the year to do a Mohs elective? I'm aware that most Mohs fellowship participating in the SF match close their applications around the end of July. So sometime close to the deadline so they remember you (E.g...
  29. A

    Elective Kuala Lumpur / Sarawak !

    In my final year of studies I have to attend electives in surgery for 16 weeks - I want to spend this time at Kuala Lumpur general Hospital or Sarawak general hospital Does anyone has a conact / email where i can send my application ? Thanks sooooo much ;)
  30. S

    IMG elective rotation. Correct Answers to Program questions?

    I'm a foreign medical student and confused about something. What are the correct answers to the following questions if a program asks you these? a) How did you hear about our program? b) Do you have friends or family in this region of the country?
  31. P

    Elective in Melbourne

    Hi everyone, I am currently planning my electives for next year (Feb 2018) and I would really like to organise it in the neurosurgery department in the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia. Based on the website, to apply for neurosurgery, you needed to email directly to the department. I...
  32. M

    Best NYC Electives and Residencies in OB/GYN

    Hello. I am a 2nd year medical student. I am interested in pursuing my residency training (+ fellowship + eventual career) in NYC. At this point, I think I am interested in OB/GYN (to eventually pursue REI or MFM). I was considering some of the residency programs in NYC including Cornell...
  33. K

    Medical Indemnity/Malpractice for UK Elective? MPS and MDU withdraw coverage

    Hi, I posted this in another forum, but am hoping someone here may have advice! I'm an Irish citizen and I study medicine outside the UK and Ireland, but within the EU. I'm married to a British citizen and my permanent home address is in th UK. I have a few electives lined up for my final...
  34. A

    Anyone have experience with AMClinicals (paid clerkship site)?

    Due to multiple eligibility issues and curriculum differences, I can't apply for an elective in the states the old fashioned way. So I'm turning to paid clerkship sites. Anyone have experience with this site in particular? How hands-on was it and what level of responsibility did you have while...
  35. A

    Clinical Rotations/Electives at hospitals that don't require Core Rotations to be completed?

    I'm an Eastern European medical student looking to do a couple of elective rotations this coming summer. I've spent the last month or so looking at every medical school in the US in order to do these rotations, and every single one that accepts international students requires that you have your...
  36. Carso93

    Coventry (UK): how is?

    I would like to have some information about University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and the city of Coventry in general. My wish is to do a medical intership here. Thank you a lot.
  37. Carso93

    Help me for a Clinical Elective

    Hi guys :laugh: I would ask you some advices about hospitals in which I could apply for a Clinical Elective in the next summer. - Geographic area: America, Australia, UK - I have only an IELTS with the score of 6 - Preferred specialty: Cardiology - 4 weeks Actually, I have found something in...
  38. N

    Failed Elective?

    Anyone ever fail an elective and get into dental school / know of someone who failed an elective and got in?
  39. Carso93

    IELTS and Clinical Elective

    Hello! I would like to do a clinical elective in UK or USA the next year. I'm a med student (4th year for now) and I have a IELS score of 6. Do you know some hospitals that accept a score like this? Thank you a lot. Bye!
  40. D

    Cleveland Clinic Vs Memorial Sloan Kettering elective

    Would eight weeks of coronary ICU be awesome or overwhelming? Would having a broader range of electives in different specialities be better? Thank you!