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beltranr

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Hey all!

I recently stumbled across the IMA website and I was wondering if anyone has heard about it/knows if it is legit. I have some shadowing experience in the US, but I wasn't able to go abroad in undergrad so I thought this might be a good way to do both abroad work and get some clinical hours in. Does anyone know if schools will appreciate non-US clinic experience? Here is the link to the website in case you want to check it out International Medical Aid | Medical Internships Abroad | Pre-Med Volunteer

I appreciate your feedback!
 

MaxCycle42

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Shadowing a physician overseas isn't the same as shadowing a physician in the states. I wouldn't recommend it.
 

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Hey all!

I recently stumbled across the IMA website and I was wondering if anyone has heard about it/knows if it is legit. I have some shadowing experience in the US, but I wasn't able to go abroad in undergrad so I thought this might be a good way to do both abroad work and get some clinical hours in. Does anyone know if schools will appreciate non-US clinic experience? Here is the link to the website in case you want to check it out International Medical Aid | Medical Internships Abroad | Pre-Med Volunteer

I appreciate your feedback!
Medical tourism, it won't count at my school.
 

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My question is, are you actually bringing value to the country where you're shadowing? It seems like it is taking advantage of a system that is already being described as stretched thin. Could you consider instead doing an international rotation during medical school? As a medical student you would at least be able to bring something to the table. If you want to visit one of these countries as a tourist you're probably bringing more to the local economy that way, while visiting to shadow in an already struggling hospital system seems like it is more harmful than helpful.
 
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