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Question 2 months vs 3 months externship

this is just a little pep talk, i just want some opinions from you guys

i'm thinking of doing an externship starting from november but i cant decide if to do for 2 or 3 months.
my questions is ,does it make much of a difference? i really just want to do it for 2 months cos i have other things going on in January plus its cheaper, but at the end of the day, i would like to do what will help my me on my path to residency.
What do you guys think, if i try to get 3 lor from the 2 month externship would that be kind of equivalent to doing 3 month externship?
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In the field of usce, more is always better. But if you are doing the two months of externship at really good hospitals and you manage to get strong LoRs it might be sufficient.
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