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I did a 6 week elective in radiology from a prestigious institute in the mid west. I am an IMG and this has been my only USCE so far. I did this cos i wanted to apply for radiology before but now it seems too difficult as I have just one LoR from this elective and doubt that i will get any further USCE in radiology.

Can I use this elective and LoR when I apply for IM? would I be at a disadvantage if I use this as a USCE as I have heard that Pd's may consider me as not being focused.

Any comments will be helpful, and Sabio pls do drop in your thoughts for sure.

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Your USCE won't be that bad when you apply for IM but the LoR will be bad.

You should contact the person who wrote for you the LoR and ask him/her to change it in a way to recommend you for IM.

Also, to ameliorate any negative effect that Radiology elective might have on your IM application, the best way is to do IM USCE, you still have time to do it. Even if you start in August or September, you can still mention it in your application.

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Thanks Sabio.
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