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Dear Doctors

I am an IMG refugee doctor currently in the US, i applied for asylum and waiting for a decision, currently doing the USMLEs

I need some advices for a successful match what can i do in the mean time as i am not working in the medical field and i am waiting for the match?

can i do electives (i have already graduated)?

can i get recommendation letters if i got observship?

thank you
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Dear Doctors

I am an IMG refugee doctor currently in the US, i applied for asylum and waiting for a decision, currently doing the USMLEs

I need some advices for a successful match what can i do in the mean time as i am not working in the medical field and i am waiting for the match?

can i do electives (i have already graduated)?

can i get recommendation letters if i got observship?

thank you
Yes you can Letters or Rec from observerships.

You can also look for research assistant positions in nearby universities preferably in the specialty you are interested in.
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