How long we need surgery USCE? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
USMLE Articles
Go Back   USMLE Forums > IMG Residency Match Forum

IMG Residency Match Forum International Medical Graduates (IMGs) discussing the residency matching process.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-14-2012
USMLE Forums Scout
Steps History: 1 + CS
Posts: 57
Threads: 21
Thanked 36 Times in 15 Posts
Reputation: 46
Surgery How long we need surgery USCE?

Hello friends !
I have a question regarding USCE.
I was reading in the requirements section of a general surgery program and I found this -> "US clinical experience is highly desirable for any international applicant".

So my question is How long of a rotation in that field will be considered a USCE ? or What about if I have a month of rotation in FM. This will be considered USCE for General surgery as well ?
For example :
2 weeks in general surgery shadowing will be ok ?
1 month in genearl surgery shadowing will be ok ?

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 08-15-2012
USMLE Forums Master
Steps History: 1+CK+CS+3
Posts: 3,316
Threads: 170
Thanked 4,921 Times in 1,809 Posts
Reputation: 4974

When the program does not specify a duration then this means they want to leave it open-ended, they accept or reject as per their own discretion.

So it's probably best if you want contact that program and ask them what duration they are up to.

Also check previous residents in their website, if you don't see any IMG in the last three years then most likely such program do not take IMGs no matter how much USCE they have.

An FM observership would probably work for surgery application specially if the LoR mentions that you observed surgical procedures. But of course it will never be as strong as a proper surgery USCE.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
DR99 (08-15-2012)



Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kaplan surgery book and UW Enough for Surgery NBME Shelf Exam? chienpolska USMLE Step 2 CK Forum 0 04-21-2012 10:22 PM
How long USCE period required? alanine40 USCE & Clinical Rotations 1 01-03-2012 12:16 PM
How do I get going with USCE A7medic USCE & Clinical Rotations 1 10-28-2011 09:29 PM
Long thoracic nerve was cut in surgery! INCOGNITO USMLE Step 1 Forum 8 07-02-2011 08:15 PM
What kind of USCE do I need ? and for how long ? dr-ahmed USCE & Clinical Rotations 1 06-03-2011 12:01 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)