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Does volunteer work in hospital counts as usce ? Externship through companies are a bit high rate . For observourship do i need to pay . Thank You .....
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Some residency programs consider any clinical experience that's not "hands-on" as insufficient. Other programs recognize any type of clinical experience even if it was just observerships.

In general, Americans have very high regards to volunteering. I know a friend who's got very low scores and no USCE but he was accepted in the specialty that he wants because he volunteered to the Red Crescent in his country.

Volunteering in a clinical environment (such as research volunteer) will take you high steps in the ranking of program directors, highly recommended.

As for your other question;
Observerships is usually free. You can get it by either looking up hospital websites and contacting attendings there or by connections with US doctors who can just personally take you there to shadow them.
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Thank You lee-usmle for your grea advice . Can you please tell me , it is better to do volunteer work in ER & patient care or its better to do research volunteer .. which one is better please i need some opinions ... Thank You ....
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Thank You lee-usmle for your grea advice . Can you please tell me , it is better to do volunteer work in ER & patient care or its better to do research volunteer .. which one is better please i need some opinions ... Thank You ....
These two threads will answer your question
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can anyone tell me does any local volunteer work (e.g medical camps in disasters or participation in awareness programs ) has any positive impact in the application or it has no significance
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can anyone tell me does any local volunteer work (e.g medical camps in disasters or participation in awareness programs ) has any positive impact in the application or it has no significance
Any volunteering work (whether in US or abroad) is highly regarded by residency programs.
In fact, volunteering in economically disadvantaged and disastrous areas might have a higher value than volunteering in US.
For example, volunteering to the Red Cross or the "Doctors without Borders" is very well appreciated by US docs.
Also, there's a special section in ERAS for volunteering, so it's not something extra, it's in fact essential.
So go ahead and do it.
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to decide and look for the answer i personally met one of the PD of hospital in new york and he stressed on volunteer volunteer and volunteer...
he was the PD of IM of one of reputed hospital of US
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Hey, there is a hospital which serves an underserved population & is near my place. I have planned to volunteer there as the chief there is known to my family. He is a US-trained physician. I planned this as a matter-of-fact & did'nt expect this to be of help in matching.
If I have to present this experience for ERAS & the IV what documents will I be require from the hospital. Will an LoR from the hospital chief help ?
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