donaldtang

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I'm an international medical student and plan to take clinical electives in USA, but I can't find much information for international student in SDN. I have heard that there are thousands of indian and pakistan students doing away rotation in US each year. So I'm wondering if there is any forum where indian or pakistan students share their experience about US electives and US residency? Or if there is any forum for indian or pakistan students just like SDN for american students?
Thanks very much!
 

Raigon

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I'm an international medical student and plan to take clinical electives in USA, but I can't find much information for international student in SDN. I have heard that there are thousands of indian and pakistan students doing away rotation in US each year. So I'm wondering if there is any forum where indian or pakistan students share their experience about US electives and US residency? Or if there is any forum for indian or pakistan students just like SDN for american students?
Thanks very much!
Hmm.... I don't think there is a big forum purposefully dedicated to Indian and Pakistinian students wanting to study in the United States (the subsection on SDN and valueMD is already as big as it is, and it's not even that active as the regular SDN sections). Not even pagingdr for Australia is that active (a few posts a day as opposed to the hundreds of posts on SDN, if not more) and it's already considered pretty successful (I love pagingdr though, one of my favorite forums). The reason for that is probably there aren't that many people who go to the United States (most will stay in their home country to practice). And with residency programs looking bleak for future FMGs, it's no wonder that no licensed physician wants to go to the US for medicine.

There are, however smaller forums that are less active, but may prove to be a tad more useful. I'll list them here:

1. http://medstudentz.com/indian-medical-schools/
2. http://www.valueMD.com
3. http://www.medschoolforums.com/
4. http://indianstudentsnetwork.com
 

monsoon

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You may try www.rxpg.com USMLE section although the overall quality of contributions is questionable it is one of the largest online hangouts for Indian students.