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Question Internship obligatory ?

Dear everyone

I receive my medical diploma after I finish my 5th year and before doing internship !
1) Thus, is internship required/obligatory for residency in USA, or shall I utilize the time to finish usmle steps and do externships ?
2) Does doing an internship in the same country as my university add any value or weight ?

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The ECFMG wants a final medical school transcript and final graduation diploma, that's it.

They don't care what you have done.

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The ECFMG wants a final medical school transcript and final graduation diploma, that's it.

They don't care what you have done.

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But does doing an internship add any weightage to my application, or shall I utilize the time and do externships instead ?
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But does doing an internship add any weightage to my application, or shall I utilize the time and do externships instead ?
If you can get a graduation diploma and transcript without doing internship, then don't waste your time, do USCE (observerhsip or externship).

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