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Canada Electives in Canada as USCE?

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Doing electives in Canada will be helpful for getting residency or not?
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Hi, electives in Canada are accepted as USCE but where do you find electives in Canada? Did you find anywhere.
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my school allows me to do 12 weeks of rotations with a non-affiliated hospital.

so it would be amazing if i could do so in a canadian hospital, but i have no idea how to do so. do i contact the hospital and ask them? is this one of those things where you need to know people higher up to get in?
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I think every school lets you do your 12 weeks of electives where ever you want to do them. My school is the same. I have to do the core rotations in US but i can do electives anywhere.

Some info on Canadian Electives:

You are not allowed to do any observership in Canada anymore if you are an IMG. I think you can do electives but not sure how many weeks. I know you can't do 12 weeks ... and you can only do them in your fourth year of med school, after you have finished your core rotations. That's how the Canadian students do it ... they finish their core rotations, apply for residency and in that time they do their electives...All the hospitals etc expect IMG's who are still in med school to do the same I think.


Anyway, I think you would have to have contacts to set them up anyway. Everything works from networking ..specially in Canada! *sigh*
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I think every school lets you do your 12 weeks of electives where ever you want to do them. My school is the same. I have to do the core rotations in US but i can do electives anywhere.

Some info on Canadian Electives:

You are not allowed to do any observership in Canada anymore if you are an IMG. I think you can do electives but not sure how many weeks. I know you can't do 12 weeks ... and you can only do them in your fourth year of med school, after you have finished your core rotations. That's how the Canadian students do it ... they finish their core rotations, apply for residency and in that time they do their electives...All the hospitals etc expect IMG's who are still in med school to do the same I think.


Anyway, I think you would have to have contacts to set them up anyway. Everything works from networking ..specially in Canada! *sigh*
Hey bro, best not to do any rotations in Canada, contrary to popular belief, for students, "observerships" =/= "clerkships", and therefore you would be hurting yourself when you apply to American programs cause you don't have 72 weeks of US clinical experience (72 - the weeks you do outside of the US). Do them ALL state side, unless you are applying to crams.
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