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i did externship under a private doctor. he is ready to give me LOR stating i did externship. i wanted to know is it valid to do externship in a private clinic. does it carry any weight? i mean should it be stated as observership or externship?

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From what I have heard, from some one-on-one residency match services, that anything in a private clinic doesn't help. They also say observerships don't help. However, its better than keeping the CV empty and showing a gap. a Lot of programs specify that observerships dont help. So to make the best out of your situation, I would term it as an externship, and ask the LOR writer to say you did hands on clinical evaluations. Make sure it doesn't violate any laws of the state. That should be best.
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