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Help can i find paid research easily?

i am going to travel to usa isa next year and i will go with step1 and ck
i am going to look for a research to improve my competition
will i get a paid research?with these criteria i have?
maybe after few months of unpaid research they will start to pay for me
and how much salaries?or i should forget about salaries?
i want to make sure that some money may come and help me
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In general finding a research position is difficult so how finding a paid research. You will need contacts and a lot of resources wasting to reach that goal. If you have good scores don't waste your time in research, you need LORs from observerships. In the previous few years there was not much difference in those people matching with research with good scores and those with good scores but no research, however those who have USCE were getting more interviews than any other group.
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In general finding a research position is difficult so how finding a paid research. You will need contacts and a lot of resources wasting to reach that goal. If you have good scores don't waste your time in research, you need LORs from observerships. In the previous few years there was not much difference in those people matching with research with good scores and those with good scores but no research, however those who have USCE were getting more interviews than any other group.

what do you mean by LORS and USCE?? thanks
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US LORs: American letters of recoomendations. USCE United States Clinical Experience (observerships in the states).
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hey i am an IMG i m done with step 1 and cs and will be giving step 2 shortly ....i have already done three electives early this year and will be applying for the next match
now after step 2 i have two options with me either to do research or to do obsvership somewhere...wat would be better?
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Do observerships in other States to widen your contact panel. If you have a research opportunity already in your hand go for it.
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I finally got a research position as a volunteer at NYU starting from next year
I will not be getting any pay and will be most probably be on a b1 visa...My attending said that i will be assisting other research projects for sometime before he can give me my own project.....will this kind of research experience be good enuf fr me? coz i will be doing this for almost a year...and i m not getting any project of my own right now...will i be getting any credits or even my name in the projects i m assisting?
Should i be asking this to my attending befr starting the research only or should i wait till i strt work work fr a while and then in a few months ask him fr a project of my own?
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In general finding a research position is difficult so how finding a paid research. You will need contacts and a lot of resources wasting to reach that goal. If you have good scores don't waste your time in research, you need LORs from observerships. In the previous few years there was not much difference in those people matching with research with good scores and those with good scores but no research, however those who have USCE were getting more interviews than any other group.
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Can you get research positions before taking USMLE?
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You have numerous alternatives that can help you become a competitive residency applicant besides Observership or Research clinical rotations.


"Non-clinical graduate work, such as research or observerships, does not qualify as clinical experience."
New York Phelps FM Residency Program
http://www.nymcphelpsresidency.org/residency/guidelines


"Despite student perceptions that research in medical school is an essential ingredient for a successful application to residency, our findings indicate that research experience ranks low among selection criteria when all specialties are grouped together. The NRMP also found that research experience in medical school did not differ significantly among U.S. seniors who matched in their specialties of choice and those who did not.1 This was consistent across competitive and noncompetitive specialties. It should be noted, however, that in our survey, program directors in particularly competitive specialties (radiation oncology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, and dermatology) ranked research experience highly (Table 3). It may be that when all other selection criteria are outstanding among applicants to a particular specialty, research experience or research publications may help discriminate candidates."

Reference: http://journals.lww.com/academ…eside...s_of_a.24.aspx


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hey i am an IMG i m done with step 1 and cs and will be giving step 2 shortly ....i have already done three electives early this year and will be applying for the next match
now after step 2 i have two options with me either to do research or to do obsvership somewhere...wat would be better?
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