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Mount Sinai Medical centre in Miami, Florida Offers observerships. I want to know how substantial would it be on the resume compared to externship in a small community hospital? Has anyone here done it? What matters more externship/observership or the the hospital you do it from. Plz share your experience according to what you felt PD gave more preferance to during interviews. Thanx

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Mount Sinai Medical centre in Miami, Florida Offers observerships. I want to know how substantial would it be on the resume compared to externship in a small community hospital? Has anyone here done it? What matters more externship/observership or the the hospital you do it from. Plz share your experience according to what you felt PD gave more preferance to during interviews. Thanx

For those of you who dont know, heres the link
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Mount Sinai Medical centre in Miami, Florida Offers observerships. I want to know how substantial would it be on the resume compared to externship in a small community hospital? Has anyone here done it? What matters more externship/observership or the the hospital you do it from. Plz share your experience according to what you felt PD gave more preferance to during interviews. Thanx

For those of you who dont know, heres the link
http://www.msmc.com/education/intern...vership-course

I think hands-on clinical experience carries more value. However, what matters the most is the kind of LOR you get. many people do electives in very prestigious hospitals but don't get very good LOR. I had excellent LOR which kind of made up for my not-so-good scores and on both my interviews, PD were very impressed. If your scores are good, then I dont think LOR will make or brake you but if your scores are below average, then LOR is what will make all the difference on how you are ranked.
I did a 4 week externship in a community hospital near my location and got the best LOR one can ever get.
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Mount Sinai Medical centre in Miami, Florida Offers observerships. I want to know how substantial would it be on the resume compared to externship in a small community hospital? Has anyone here done it? What matters more externship/observership or the the hospital you do it from. Plz share your experience according to what you felt PD gave more preferance to during interviews. Thanx

For those of you who dont know, heres the link
http://www.msmc.com/education/intern...vership-course
About MSMC- I heard that its a good place to do observership. They ll charge you around 750$.
But still if you can do externship at a teaching hospital, no mater how small the program is, its a better option. So if the community Hospital is a teaching institution then go for it.
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About MSMC- I heard that its a good place to do observership. They ll charge you around 750$.
But still if you can do externship at a teaching hospital, no mater how small the program is, its a better option. So if the community Hospital is a teaching institution then go for it.
Thats the thing. Its not a teaching hospital. They had residency prg earlier on we heard. Not anymore. Do u know of any good teching hospitals which provide externships. Please PM me if u may. Thanks
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Thats the thing. Its not a teaching hospital. They had residency prg earlier on we heard. Not anymore. Do u know of any good teching hospitals which provide externships. Please PM me if u may. Thanks
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What about doing externship in private clinic at doctor's office in the teaching hospital compound and getting to see inpatient too? As it is really difficult to get externship in a teaching hospital, so do u think that such externship in private set up is better the observership in teaching hospital?

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I think hands-on clinical experience carries more value. However, what matters the most is the kind of LOR you get. many people do electives in very prestigious hospitals but don't get very good LOR. I had excellent LOR which kind of made up for my not-so-good scores and on both my interviews, PD were very impressed. If your scores are good, then I dont think LOR will make or brake you but if your scores are below average, then LOR is what will make all the difference on how you are ranked.
I did a 4 week externship in a community hospital near my location and got the best LOR one can ever get.
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About MSMC- I heard that its a good place to do observership. They ll charge you around 750$.
But still if you can do externship at a teaching hospital, no mater how small the program is, its a better option. So if the community Hospital is a teaching institution then go for it.
can u plz pm me the list of hospitals where one can do externship?thanks
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What about doing externship in private clinic at doctor's office in the teaching hospital compound and getting to see inpatient too? As it is really difficult to get externship in a teaching hospital, so do u think that such externship in private set up is better the observership in teaching hospital?

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as long as you get to do hands-on clinical experience, it is good. i m just not sure how you can do that in a private office.
Even observship in a teaching hospital is a good idea (as long as you get a good LOR from there), I would do both if i were applying for next year as there is plenty of time to do both.
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as long as you get to do hands-on clinical experience, it is good. i m just not sure how you can do that in a private office.
Even observship in a teaching hospital is a good idea (as long as you get a good LOR from there), I would do both if i were applying for next year as there is plenty of time to do both.
can I have that list too, pls?
also shouldnt someone be ecfmg certified in order to do an externship?
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Can you please send me the list please?
Hey. Can you please PM me too! I'd be very thankful!
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I think hands-on clinical experience carries more value. However, what matters the most is the kind of LOR you get. many people do electives in very prestigious hospitals but don't get very good LOR. I had excellent LOR which kind of made up for my not-so-good scores and on both my interviews, PD were very impressed. If your scores are good, then I dont think LOR will make or brake you but if your scores are below average, then LOR is what will make all the difference on how you are ranked.
I did a 4 week externship in a community hospital near my location and got the best LOR one can ever get.


Can I know the hospital from where you did the externship please? Thankyou.
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About MSMC- I heard that its a good place to do observership. They ll charge you around 750$.
But still if you can do externship at a teaching hospital, no mater how small the program is, its a better option. So if the community Hospital is a teaching institution then go for it.
Can I know the list of hospitals offering externships please? Thankyou.
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Can I get the list of places to apply for clerkship/observership?
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Can I pls have the list of hospitals where an IMG can apply?
Also is it compulsory to be ecfmg certified to do observership?
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Can I get the list as well?

Thank you so much in advance
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Can I get the list as well. Thanks in advance
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hey i would like the list too please cjamesfly2016@gmail.com
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Can u send me externship list please
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