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    International Medical Student USCE requirements for Neurology

    Hi, I’m an international medical student about to start my last year. Currently I’ve not made my STEP 1 and I’ve read about the importance of USCE. I know my options are limited, but from what I’ve read, clinical electives available for me are 3000-5000 each month. Honestly that’s a lot of money...
  2. simplespring

    Does a clinical elective in a US institution based abroad reflect positively on residency applications?

    Hello everyone, Would anyone know whether doing a clinical elective in a US-institution based internationally would reflect positively on US residency applications? For example, Cleveland Clinic London, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Cleveland Clinic Canada We're told that US Clinical...
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    Letter of Recommendation "power" question

    Hey guys, I'm an IMG applying for the 2020 Match. I have very little USCE. As a graduate (2018) they're mostly observerships and externships (< 12 weeks) In terms of a LoR... I have a few LoR from doctors who have/are: 1 - Graduated from home country but did residency and fellowship in the US...
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    USCE for IM Peds residency

    So I'm a US IMG and I wanted to pursue a residency in IM+Peds, I was wondering what rotations I should take in USCE. Should I take separate rotations in IM and Pediatrics or are there other options? Also in IM, there are various types of rotations like cardiology, etc. Which one is the best IM...
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    IMG without USCE; chances for 2020 match

    I am an IMG (YOG: 2018) cutrently doing internship/foundation year/Housejob in my home country which will end in may 2019. I plan on applying for the 2020 match. I have appeared in the step1 (result pending) and plan on appearing in the step2ck by December 2018 and CS in June/July 2019..the...
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    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...
  7. goodvibes27

    Externship question

    What visa does a non-US IMG require to do a internal medicine or family med externship? If you’ve done an externship and are a non-US IMG, your input would be invaluable to me. Thanks!
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    FMG about to graduate in 1 month, need some advice on my decision on getting USCE via paid clerkship

    Hey guys, I need some advice on if those paid USCE is worth it, I'm in a very confusing place right now. So basically I plan on getting USCE this year, but due to some SNAFU last year, I ended up with nothing, and now with graduation coming in 1 month, I will end up becoming a graduate, and...
  9. 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...
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    IMG low step 1 interviews

    Seems like every IMG on this site has scored a 250 who is getting IVs. Would like to hear the experience of those with lower scores. I had a disappointing 219 on step 1. I'm an undergraduate in my home country. I only want to do neurology but I don't know how much of a red flag that score is...
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    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...
  12. D

    US Clinical Experience for IMGs: Does It Matter What Department?

    Hello everybody, Hope you all are doing well. I have a question regarding the US clinical experience (USCE) for IMGs. I have been accepted to do two-months hands-on rotation in surgery in one of the good university hospitals in the US. However, in the match I am planning to apply for internal...
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    Regarding US Clinical Electives as an Easter European student. Can't seem to find any solution.

    I'm a 5th year (out of 6) Eastern European medical student, and I'm aiming to do my residency in the States. Having successfully passed Step 1, I'm looking to get some clinical experience in the US to continue on my journey. Unfortunately, it seems that due to the vast differences in curriculum...
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    FM sub-Internship or IM clerkship

    FYI, this is an international student who plans to match IM residency. Which rotation will boost my profile most? The IM clerkship is at oncology department of MSKCC. In the same module dates, UCSD also offered a sub-I rotation at FM. They all stated that this is the final assignment, and...
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    Mayo or MSKCC elective for an IMG aiming for Internal Medicine residency?

    Hi, I'm an IMG and I'm now applying for electives for 2017. I only have limited time in the States to do my electives, and since I got into other places, I now have one month left to spare. I'm deciding between Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan to apply for. I aim to get into Internal Medicine...
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    Before applying for a USCE/rotation/externship through MedClerkships, come here.

    I am an IMG, who recently undertook a 4-week rotation through MedClerkships (www.medclerkships.com) If you are planning on applying through them, I honestly, wholeheartedly suggest otherwise. Whoever is genuinely interested in why I feel so, please feel free to contact me through this website...
  17. KAIBOE88

    My school's affiliated hospital for CE in the US is NOT a ACGME teaching hospital

    My international medical school (which is accredited and accepted by the US) has an affiliation with a hospital in New York but it is NOT an ACGME teaching hospital. I am worried that doing all my 6th year core clinical rotations there may be considered unacceptable by the state licensing board...
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    IMG aiming for IM and Cards later

    Greetings. I'm a south american medical student to be graduated from a medical school in 2 years. I'm thinking on going to the US to do IM, then cards, and then staying there to live. I have yet to do the steps, or to have USCE so I haven't a clue of what my real chances are, but I would like...