abroad clinical internship?

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    I have clinical internship abroad for 3 months. I rotated in internal medicine, surgery, OB/GYN, ped. Does it count for clinical exposure? Do I have to have shadowing experience in the state too? By the way, I have clincial volunteering experience in the state.
     

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      I have clinical internship abroad for 3 months. I rotated in internal medicine, surgery, OB/GYN, ped. Does it count for clinical exposure? Do I have to have shadowing experience in the state too? By the way, I have clincial volunteering experience in the state.

      As long as you can "smell" patients, it is clinical experience..... Doesn't matter if you are in the US or Antartica.
       

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        Abroad clinical experience has value, but should not stand alone. I hope you have a decent amount of US-based clinical experience as well. From my observations, about a year and a half overall seems average.

        I think that shadowing a physician outside the US is not sufficiently helpful. Adcomms want to see that you have witnessed the realities of medicine as practiced in the US (or at least North America): paperwork, insurance issues, OSHA, confidentiallity requirements, sterile precautions, SOAP notes, evidence-based medicine, applying technology as a diagnostic aid, malpractice concerns, etc. There are a lot of peripheral issues that are not universally applicable in medicine.
         

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          I have clinical internship abroad for 3 months. I rotated in internal medicine, surgery, OB/GYN, ped.

          Does it count for clinical exposure?
          yes

          Do I have to have shadowing experience in the state too?
          yesl preferably around 60-80hrs over a couple of fields.

          By the way, I have clincial volunteering experience in the state.
          great, how much and what type, how long

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