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Question Importance of step 3 in the match

doing observship for 3 months plus finishing step 3 plus step1 an 2 of course
or doing observship or research or whatever for 6 months or alittle more?
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Step 3 would suit you more in community programs. It's definitely an edge, and also makes you eligible for the H1B visa.

More research is a plus for university hospitals. They like this stuff a lot.

So it depends on where you'd like to take your residency and what programs you will apply to.
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Default one more question

let s ask another close question
6 months observship or any usce weighs more than 3 months or 2 months
more months mean chances or doesnt differ greatly
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let s ask another close question
6 months observship or any usce weighs more than 3 months or 2 months
more months mean chances or doesnt differ greatly
Well, truth be told, observerships count as nothing in your CV. They generally don't regard it as USCE, although it might be helpful to you in getting to explore and understand the US medical system. So I recommend you do an externship instead. If you don't have any connections in the US, websites like fmgportal.com or chicagoclerkships.com can place you in an externship for a fee.

In either case, don't do more than 3 mo. In the other 3 mo, prepare for and take Step 3.
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No I disagree with Haisook , I did 3 months observer-ship. It helped me a lot with good recommendation letters and during the interview I mentioned it as clinical rotation and how it was beneficial for me to be familiar with US medical system. also I mentioned that I took history from patients , etc
they asked me what you did in usa then i mentioned clinical rotations ( they did not ask me if its externship or observership.)

believe me no one care to much if its externship or observership . It almost same in consideration. externship is wast of money. That my experience here with many doctors in USA

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Default i also agree but......

someone mentioned that 6 months is better than three months and 1 year is more better as a USCE
and research is the best
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