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Question CV gaps and work experience proof

Is it ok if there's a 6-month gap in CV and then there's a 6 months of work experience in home country till applying in the match? Does the latter make up for the gap?

Also, do I have to assign a LoR for proof of each work experience in home country?

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What I have come to know is that however small the gap is, it counts. PD's see overall aspect and if you get an interview then you have to explain the gaps. Mostly I have heard that PD's are very considerate for genuine reasons. Two of my known seniors had more then 2 years gap due to immigration issues but they managed to get matched in good programs.
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What if I am a very recent graduate and it took time to find a job or an externship?
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What if I am a very recent graduate and it took time to find a job or an externship?

I think you will be fine , they dont want gaps of years where people where away from medical experience ...since you have done externship for 6 months now .....dont need to worry they know your in touch with medicine now ......
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