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Question The value of home country experience

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will some experience in Internal Medicine in a reputed government hospital ( a JRship) ..carry any credentials/support for your application of IM match?
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Clinical Experiences recognized by residency programs in USA ranked from most to least valued;

US Clinical Experience such as residency or electives
US Clinical Externships
US Clinical Research
US Clinical Observerships
Canadian Clinical Experience
UK/Australia/New Zealand Clinical Experience
Europe Clinical Experience
Other parts of the world

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That means absolutely no value for work done as a junior resident in IM in India
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But its definitely better working as a JR in IM in a reputed hospital than sitting idle for sure. Most IMGs can't afford to spend more than a few months in the US acquiring USCE anyway. So once you've reached a point where you maybe cannot afford to stay on in the US to acquire further USCE, its better to work in your home country rather than sitting idle.
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so it does not carry more importance than a cv gap filler?
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According to me, no. Especially being a JR. Doing a post grad course in IM might give you more weightage i guess. But not having a CV gap is also quite important! Its hard to indefinitely go on getting USCE for a year (expensive plus hard to find places)

This is my personal opinion based on advice i've received from people who've gone through this process last year and this year.
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Clinical Experiences recognized by residency programs in USA ranked from most to least valued;

US Clinical Experience such as residency or electives
US Clinical Externships
US Clinical Research
US Clinical Observerships
Canadian Clinical Experience
UK/Australia/New Zealand Clinical Experience
Europe Clinical Experience
Other parts of the world

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I h done 3 yr radio residency in my home country.. Will it not add any weightage to my application ?
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If its a residency in your home country, then maybe a bit more weightage than just working as a junior resident (post MBBS) in your home country i feel.
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I think a residency at home country counts a lot..a lot of programs give preference to the ppl who have done residency from their home country and then applying.
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Thanx rohit n aspirant for ur insight... I appreciate dat... And Sabio wats ur take on dis?
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