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Hi, guys!
I investigated some residency program descriptions (especially, surgery) and saw that some programs don't require US clinical experience :sorry: What about that?
Do these programs are not so competitive or what? Any idea?
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try to get usce and strong lor
dont rely on their web sites telling we dont need usce as competition is getting harder and in the end they ll prefer candidates with usce over thoses w/o
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dont rely on their web sites telling we dont need usce as competition is getting harder and in the end they ll prefer candidates with usce over thoses w/o
Thank you, dr! Yeah, it's logical that they will prefer experienced candidates. but it is so difficult to get 6 months usce and several lors, due to several issues (money, work-permit, etc) I think not all the candidates have these opportunities.. But true, it's better try to get something.
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Thank you, dr! Yeah, it's logical that they will prefer experienced candidates. but it is so difficult to get 6 months usce and several lors, due to several issues (money, work-permit, etc) I think not all the candidates have these opportunities.. But true, it's better try to get something.
How to get USCE??? When most of the places don't give chance to IMG and Hospitals don't consider an observership as USCE.

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How to get USCE??? When most of the places don't give chance to IMG and Hospitals don't consider an observership as USCE.

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There is several ways to get USCE depending on your preferences. But frankly I don't exactly understand what is your concern. Why to choose observership over externships/electives?
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Hello just wanna know
If we go for USCE on b1/b2 visa. Can we do part time job to support our daily expenses. As I am already going for externship. So going to pay lot of money to externship company.
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Why to choose observership over externships/electives?
I've already graduated... A paid externship sounds a bit too expensive. The free ones??? Have been like trying to reach the end of a rainbow
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I've already graduated... A paid externship sounds a bit too expensive. The free ones??? Have been like trying to reach the end of a rainbow
Yeah, it's badly true.. Same with me But there is no easy solution for this. Just persist on it and try every little even pre-opportunities. The whole problem is money. But it's not enough to lose all hopes. I believe in it.
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programs are requiring more and more USCE's from 6months to 1 year minimum... externships > observerships for most programs.

i am sure those places with no USCE requirements are pretty competitive amongst imgs applying there, meaning... sure the img applicants have pretty good cv's and board scores.

the only places that might offer decent externships are at the top university/residency programs, you will have to check their individual websites out...

there are some companies that offer this, but they are very expensive and a lot of times, no certainty to you being placed in a teaching environment or just regular clinic... and then they charge you a few thousand dollars on top of that for a few months. only go through those that actual meaning physical people you know have gone through to really hear what's up.
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Hello just wanna know
If we go for USCE on b1/b2 visa. Can we do part time job to support our daily expenses. As I am already going for externship. So going to pay lot of money to externship company.
Any suggestion would be helpful.


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Hi, koolkiller88! I think, yes, you can do part time job with b1/b2 visa. I know that this is not possible with J-1 visa. But about b1/b2, I've seen something like that, if I'm not mistaken. You can check the state.gov website for thorough info.
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Hi, koolkiller88! I think, yes, you can do part time job with b1/b2 visa. I know that this is not possible with J-1 visa. But about b1/b2, I've seen something like that, if I'm not mistaken. You can check the state.gov website for thorough info.
Thanks for reply, I thought my post got lost in this topic discussion. ;-)
Ya I checked the rules in states website. We are not allowed for full time job but don't have much info of part time job. So I was wondering those students who went for externship or observership on b1/b2 did any part time or so.


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You cannot work on a tourist visa (b1/b2), regardless of part time or full time, its illegal, the last thing you want to do is jeopardize your chances for a few bucks. Even though some do, if you are caught, you might as well say bye bye to working/living in the US ever.
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