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Old 03-08-2014
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Default Intern from India

This website is really good and helpful to IMG's like me who don't have much idea about MLE.
Thanks to all the regular contributors of the site.

Im a bit confused,would be great if someone helps me out.
Im from India and my internship is almost going to get over,only a couple of days left.
I tried Indian PG exams once but dint do well enough.

My main aim is to practice as a Physician in US.
But im very much afraid of the time n money one needs to invest to in MLE and not to forget the uncertainity of matching.

My enquiry is
1.)How important is an elective?I mean I dint apply for an elective yet n I need to do it before my internship gets over,for that I need to extend my internship for a couple of months.
2.)Is observership of any use in our CV?I feel it's better to go to US,once i finish my step 1 and get a good score in it because travelling to US and staying their for a month is expensive and my elective wouldn't be of much importance if my score isn't good enough.
3.)what would be the disadvantage,if I give MLE and apply for residency in US,after I finish my PG(residency)in India?
Im always scared of the matching process,because my life would be back to zero,in case I dont match after investing around 2-3yrs in MLE,so if I hav a PG in India,I'll be in a safer side in case I dont match.

I guess I made my post very long,but I would appreciate if u guys take the time to go through it and reply to me.
Thanks in advance..
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I have just the same queries in my mind....only difference I have just entered my final yr...
its better to do electives post ur step 1
I am also awaiting answers to ur other questions
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Ur situation is far better then mine.
Since ur entering final year,I would suggest u to concentrate on final year exams first(assuming ur from India)because final year itself is a difficult nut to crack.

Once u clear ur final year,start working towards MLE immediately,try doing research during ur internship n give step 1 before ur internship ends.

Good luck
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