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Old 08-06-2011
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Help important question..neeed help

hi guys

i want to ask about family medicine electives...i already have 3 weeks of clinical experience in fam med but m deciding if i should go or not for another 4 week electives since i have the opportunity?? its costing me alot for this elective..i dont know if wasting that much money to go for an elective when i already have one is a good idea since i heard family medicine is not that competitive and even people who have no USCE get in to the program very easily...
i am already doing an observership now in it..should i contiue that or go for electives?

i wil b applying for mainly family medicine programs mainly....should i just focus on getting my board scores now and leave this elective and continue with the observership that i am doing now? or take this opportunity too?

please let me know what you guys think! thanks a lot
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Don't waist more money if you can get LOR from them now.
Continue with observership if it cost you less. You will need your money for a wide application and interviews.
Don't hesitate with your USMLE scores, give them all the priority.
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